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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale - Rogue Ales

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

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Ratings: 1,574
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 35%
Wants: 112
Gots: 186 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

13 Ingredients:
Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts; Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring, Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Independent Hops, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast

30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011)
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

xseanprimex, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

acknight, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.4/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy bright copper body with a lumpy beige yellowish head that is supported by strands of microbubbles.

S- There is a strong artificial maple flavoring aroma followed by a smoke note and some layers of smoke and bacon blend a bit with a plastic band-aid note growing as the beer opens.

T- The slightly meaty flavor of bacon note with some layers of smoke ending in more plastic band-aids. Then comes the artificial maple flavoring in full force and it lingers after the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has no alcohol heat and a gentle fizz but it can’t cut the artificial maple of the tongue.

O- The complex layer of flavor are all a bit offensive and the nice smoke notes are dominated by band-aids and artificial maple flavoring. It was a bit hard to get through this beer. I’m glad I got to try one bottle but one is enough.

rhoadsrage, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Beer_Slayer, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

mpenning13, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Bear1964
3.89/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the pink 750Ml bottle into a Pint glass, very nice cloudy copper color with a 3 finger tan head. Aroma holds smoke, maple, bacon, malt and sugar. Taste was a slightly smoke/bacon flavor with only hints of maple now and then finishing with a smokey bitter on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel was pleasant with fair carbonation and a medium layer of flavor left on the middle of the tongue. Overall for a smoked beer it comes in at 100% of what it should be, I would like a little more maple but other than that it was worth a taste and I'm glad I found it.

Bear1964, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

dantezeull, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ccozzi, Jul 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

Bigtwin, Jul 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

Bf_89, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

slickerryan, Jul 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Fargrow, Jul 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

frost162, Jul 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 02, 2013
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1.54/5  rDev -45%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I write this having always said "everything is better with bacon." I found out today for the first time this is not true. Bottle is clearly a sales gimmick, though regardless quite eye catching. Having been a fan of most Rogue beers, and obviously bacon, I had to try it despite the dismal reviews.

Color of the pour is a nice hazy golden brown with a 1/2 inch head or so in a snifter glass. The smell is unquestionably and overpoweringly bacon. This was the first hint I had of the beer not being up to my expectations. The taste is a bit bitter, sweet, smokey bacon flavor that lingers. The aftertaste is solely smokey bacon. I'm glad I split the bottle because I had difficulty getting one glass down, much less the whole bottle. Disappointed from Rogue.

Improvements: I think toning just about everything down would benefit the beer. The bacon needs to be subtle rather than overpowering, as does the smoke.

anhigdon, Jul 01, 2013
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

WOLFGANG, Jun 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

hellhammermario, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

bwarren82, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

scruffwhor, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Bradthoc, Jun 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

adam42381, Jun 26, 2013
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

rojapa, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

AdamElb, Jun 25, 2013
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
66 out of 100 based on 1,574 ratings.