Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale
Rogue Ales

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale
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From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Smoked Beer
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
66
Avg:
2.8 | pDev: 34.29%
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,276
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 17, 2021
Added:
Sep 02, 2011
Wants:
  150
Gots:
  275
SCORE
66
Poor
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale
Notes: 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
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

1.7/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.25
Absolutely horrible.
Feb 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2.08 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From old, undated notes; poured from the bottle.

Murky dark orange color.

Nice white head; thick lacing.

The nose is frankly amazing; smells like a delicious breakfast. Maple syrup and bacon, just like the name says. Slight smokiness. It would be worth buying this beer for the nose alone, no joke.

Medium mouthfeel.

The taste follows the nose: it's like eating bacon dipped in maple syrup. Smokiness provides a subtle but noticeable backbone.

Truly an amazing brew; I salute Rogue for their ingenuity.
Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by JuliusBonsall from Pennsylvania

2.51/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A DOUBLE VOODOO HAIKU.

Bacon me crazy /
Sugar sap, guaranteed nap /
Sharts like molasses.

Taste? Disappointment.
Aunt Jemima rolls her eyes.
Hawgs want their meat back.
Mar 19, 2019
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Rated by kty47 from Massachusetts

1.86/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5
Criminal. What happened to you Rogue?
Mar 12, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2018
 
Rated: 1.4 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.06 by grapeshops from California

Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2.46 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2017
 
Rated: 2.31 by wjbent from Florida

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 2.72 by sineone from Canada (ON)

Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2.05 by BellinghamBiker from Connecticut

Jun 17, 2017
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Reviewed by RandyDibb from California

2.82/5  rDev +0.7%
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.
Jan 10, 2017
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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.
Jan 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Ealanjones from Mississippi

Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

2.43/5  rDev -13.2%
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.
Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 2.42 by mikebu from Canada (AB)

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by beertraveler08 from Louisiana

Apr 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

3.06/5  rDev +9.3%
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.
Apr 06, 2016
 
Rated: 1.6 by MrHolden from Texas

Mar 29, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
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.
**
Mar 19, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.49/5  rDev +24.6%
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.
Jan 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by McBraniel from Virginia

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Richard927 from California

Dec 29, 2015
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Rated by IdrinkBeerinCollege from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Disappoint
Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 2.6 by tclipse from Virginia

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by TheRamie from West Virginia

Dec 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by gwiedman1 from New York

Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 2.05 by Redgoatman from California

Nov 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 21, 2015
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Rated by beerme233 from Delaware

1.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
Not good... Tastes like burnt wood
Aug 31, 2015
 
Rated: 2.9 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Aug 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jul 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by twelveone from Illinois

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 2.25 by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

Jul 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.04 by Jmikepow from Georgia

Jul 01, 2015
 
Rated: 2.46 by Will_Edgar from Iowa

Jun 21, 2015
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Rated by airpup from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very interesting beer indeed! Taste is okay but the smell is really cool
Jun 15, 2015
Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
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