Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale | Rogue Ales

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Specs:
14º PLATO
30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond

Added by msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,683
Reviews:
416
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
32.59%
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
276
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,683 |  Reviews: 416
Photo of RandyDibb
2.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Strong smoke taste. Strong bacon flavor. Subtle maple flavor. All in all, too many flavors that don't mix all that well together in a beer. Not for me.

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Photo of dar482
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The aroma offers woody smoke, maple, oxidation.

The beer is thin on the palate and smokey. Bacony with some meaty flavors along with a hint of maple flavor as well. However, not really balanced by much sweetness as the malts don't carry the flavors all that well with that light bready and toasted quality. A good amount of oxidation with the age. Falling on the palate quickly.

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Photo of Ealanjones
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
2.43/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Large shared 2012(?) bottle that didn't get finished even with 5 people sharing it (although there was plenty of competition in the form of better beers).
Very smoky aroma and too much smoke in the flavor.
Overall: Sound good? ... look into Funky Buddha. This one is a smoky-sweet mess.

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Photo of mikebu
2.42/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of beertraveler08
4.5/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From note staken 04/05/16:

Semi-clear orange-copper. Fluffy, uniform, film-forming, tan head of moderate retention. Strongest aroma is maple syrup, very much like vanilla extract. Pleasant in my opinion, even if a little forced. Some wood smoked bacon notes as well. About as one would hope or expect from such a beer. Glad it didn’t smell more like bacon, honestly. And it tastes almost exactly like maple-smoked bacon with syrup-soaked pancakes, quite roasty-smoky, even sweet. Only thing missing is the saltiness of bacon. Earthy, leathery hops that go well with other flavors. Weird for sure but still not as nasty as it sounds. Still, not at all what I want in a beer, and a little hard to drink at a decent pace, and it is 750 ML, so I will get sick of it in no time at all. Hoping the Raspberry and Lemon ones are better. Medium-bodied, viscous with medium, fine, dense, smoothening carbonation. Would not purchase this again but looking forward to others in the Voodoo Doughnut series.

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Photo of MrHolden
1.6/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.76/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

**
01/29/2013
Slightly smokey…bacon grease.Cloudy Orange-Brown.Bacon, plus more bread (pancakes?) and maple in the taste. A bit stale and also sour.A little flat.A Weird Beer, not terrible, but not good. I appreciate the attempt.
**

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

That auburn and amber color kind of surprised me, I was expecting something darker to carry flavors like maple and bacon. The aroma was heavenly, really hit those maple notes big time. A little bit of smoke and sugar after that. Bacon didn't pop for me though.

Gigantic amounts of smoked malts and maybe even liquid smoke in this one. Frankly, too much. Bacon still being searched for. This beer started out with low expectations, then the aroma got them all high, then the taste and mouthfeel was too dominated by smoke to allow everything in the aroma to shine in the taste. I could see this beer being tweaked to be pretty good. Just not there as is though.

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Photo of McBraniel
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Richard927
5/5  rDev +59.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IdrinkBeerinCollege
4.12/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Disappoint

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Photo of tclipse
2.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheRamie
4.5/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redgoatman
2.05/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of nuebs
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerme233
1.9/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Not good... Tastes like burnt wood

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twelveone
3.9/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jmikepow
3.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
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