Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale | Rogue Ales

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon AleVoodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

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

30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond

Added by msubulldog25 on 09-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,684 |  Reviews: 416
Photo of OStrungT
2.69/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a slightly cloudy light golden brown color, with a thin tan head that fades too quickly, leaving no lace.

This beer has a very sweet maple syrup aroma. It has a mild bacon like aroma aw sell. It pretty much smells like bacon pancakes from the Original Pancake House in San Diego. The aroma is pretty strong, and a bit overwhelming.

This beer tastes exactly like it smells. Maple bacon pancakes. It is slightly cloying, and pretty sweet.

This beer is carbonated well. It leaves a very sweet maple aftertaste.

This beer wouldnt make a good session beer. The flavor and aroma is so aggressive and cloying. It is ok in small doses, but not more than one bottle.

Overall: I wasnt expecting this beer to be great. I wanted to try it just because it was different than anything I have had before. I didnt hate it. I also didnt like it. It was unique, and not awful. Just very sweet and cloying. I wont be buying it again, but I am not sorry I got it this time.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.85/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally trying one after avoiding the first batch.

A: 1/2" tan coloured head over orange/brown amber liquid.

S: Extremely powerful maple syrup that is noticeable from far away, as I put my nose in closer I smell bacon and smoke. Like a pancakes with Canadian maple syrup and bacon breakfast.

T: Salty, smoky, bacon, sweet malt, maple syrup I really don't know what else to say. The most scary thing is that the taste grows on me.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation. Slick bacon grease is coating the insides of my mouth after every sip.

O: Well I never thought I would have my mouth coated in bacon grease from a beer, but here I am. Its a beautiful freak of a beer, and considering the ingredients it should taste worse than it does.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of GJ40
3.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden with a slight haze. I was expecting it to be much darker. An amazing aroma of maple syrup, donut and bacon. I can't believe they got that aroma so accurately and effectively into a beer. The taste is not nearly as sweet as it smells. It's actually on the dryer side with a subtle sweetness in the background. The flavor is led more by a smoky aspect.

I wouldn't drink this often but it was a very interesting experiment in bottling donuts.

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Photo of Hophead2112
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of BeerLover99
2.58/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: maple syrup body, trace khaki head, ok lacing

S: maple syrup, bacon, hint of smoke

T: maple syrup, malt, mild roasted/smoke, smooth bacon

M: med/light body, semi-dry/mild smooth mouth

O: Love Rogue and was intrigued by this beer,
but just too light and sweet. Very odd combination.


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Photo of Rudy
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of bunnyVonW
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of KnightRider
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.33/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Beautiful amber orange color. The good ends there. Smells of smoke. Tastes of smoke. Thin ale mouthfeel. Just nasty. This really could have been done better with a bit more bacon and a lot more sweetness. The smokiness is just overpowering ad if they poured liquid smoke into a bud light. Gets above a 0.5 rating only because I like to reward creativity. Drain pour here.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of SMortiL987
3.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Brilliantly clear golden bronze with nice white head which persisted.

S - Smoked malts, breadiness, and maple are very apparent. Not too much in way of hop aroma as smoke over takes it.

T - Maple sweetness at first then very quickly overshadowed by smokiness. Breadiness is evident then followed again by a maple smokiness. Use of caramel malts mingle well with the maple.

M - Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Not dry.

O - This is an extreme beer that is very Category 26. It is what it is; a Maple Bacon Ale. That being said, for what it is it is very balanced. The maple, the bacon, the smoke, or the malt do not overpower the other. With the extremeness of the beer taken into consideration they did a good job with it. Worth the experience of trying for sure, but don't plan to drink it yourself.

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Photo of mctizzz
1/5  rDev -68.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.04/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Voodoo Doughnut pours a amber color, with a decent head that did dispate quickly. There was a very smokey aroma. The taste was also smokey, and had strong bacon flavors, with only hints of maple, did have a sweet finish. Was rather drinkable, although heavy. Overall a very interesting beer, but very enjoyable.

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Photo of CoolGuy42
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of TJMcScmeebs
4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of BigLittleHokis
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Mick-e-d
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Photo of DaveONan
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i agree with others that this was not nearly as gimmicky as it seemed at first glance, and is actually surprisingly drinkable. cool pink bottle with gnarly art pours (oddly enough) a nice clearish maple syrup color, glowing, with a nice one inch white head. it smells very smokey, peaty almost like scotch whiskey, with a definite maple aroma as well. i do not really smell bacon, but i guess it could be there, very breakfasty. the bacon is more evident in the flavor, toward the back end and into the finish it is present, not at all unpleasant. i was worried, but this is far from offensive. nice and sweet mapley at first, but not overly so, then a mellow scotch-like flavor, followed by the bacon and a smokey conclusion. feel is not bad, mellow carbonation works well here, body is an average sort of medium. overall a cool idea, glad i found it for 12 bucks. worth a try for the curious palate.

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Photo of bmwats
3.57/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml. bottle into a standard pint.

A: Slightly hazy, dark golden hue. Lots o' carbonation. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Thick but sporadic lacing. Leaves a persistent little blanket of foam on the surface.

S: What can I say... it smells like maple smoked bacon with a little brown sugar and molasses.

T: Light smoky flavor, lightly malted with the slightest hop, and just the slightest sweetness to balance it out.

M: Smoky and heady body. Just a touch of sweetness lingers throughout the experience.

D: The unusu-ality of this one dictates it'll probably go down a little slow. Not too hearty or thick, but the smoky sweet combination is just a little weird...not in a bad way, just weird.

Atmosphere is pretty good here. Thick frothy head, and nice persistent lacing. Nose is a real pleasure...smoky maple bacon....nice. Light bodied, but nice and smoky with just a bit of a sweet balance. Overall, this is a good (and fun) quaff.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Lindsay!

Only did a small pour for now. Bodys deep orange with a decently small head. Dark off white colored head. Ok I get the doughnut part in the smell straight away. i get the applewood smoked bacon as well, but its light on the smoke. Not exactly sure about this one. Smells super cakey sweet with sweet bacon. Oh good lord the maple syrup flavors just wow. This thing is like breakfast in a bottle.

The taste - Not what I was expecting. Theres an upfront sweet woody flavor that I was not expecting. Lots of dry cake malt, hint of sweetness, and the maple isnt known until late. The smoke comes in somewhat light and sweet, almost like an afterthought.

It feels sweet, with the maple syrup taking over the aftertaste and subsequent exhales.

Now this is a different beer for . Liked the ingenuity and creativity.

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
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