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%
 
 
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149
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276
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4
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

poured from22oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-pours a nice amber with a 2 finger head that stays for a while

S-some maple and smoke somewhat promising

T-the smell doesn't follow through much on the taste it is kind of a acrid tire fire smoke with a little maple

M-good carbonation

O-it could have been good with some different smoke, the smoke just is not a good smoked beer but could be better the maple does come through on the finish

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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of budgood1
2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

pours out of the pink 750 ml bottle a turbid bronze colour with a light tan head reducing quickly to some clingy lace. smoke forward aroma, maple accents and doughy malt undertones. the depth of the smoke aromas are layered and textured, and IMO this smells pretty inviting. the flavour profile picks up and amplifies what the nose already knows...a depth charge of smoked malt madness. uff-da. it's definitley over the top and intense to say the least. the sweetness from the malts has a tough time coming forward, so any comparisons to doughnuts in certainly overstated, but it does have a maple syrup aspect to it, so maybe this would be a beverage to pair with some bacon and eggs and pancakes. the back end bitterness and hop profile have some slight impressions on things, making for more bizarre taste pairings all in one bottle. definitely too many angles to really make sense of things here. i won't go on about it. the body of this beer is ample, and the mouthfeel is coarse and rough. drinkability suffers from the lack of overall enjoyment.

overall this seems to me a crazy idea of an ale hopping on the bacon crazy train that has perpetuated itself over the past few years. my idea to Rogue? go back to the basics of beer and packaging and start making ales that are solid and affordable instead of outrageous and expensive.

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1.58/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I was hoping for the sweet & salty (savory), but all I got was an overly smokey and burnt bacon aftertaste; very hard to enjoy on it's own. I paired it with fried chicken hoping for the the effect of a chicken and waffles. Paired with fried chicken somewhat balanced the flavor of the bacon ale, but I was still disappointed that I could not enjoy the beer on it's own. I do not recommend this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow. Was surprised to see this at the store so I snagged it immediately

A- voodoo pours a hazy copper body with shades of orange that contribute to shades of ruby in the brew. A massive head of slightly brown foam appears and recides just as quickly

S- sweet maple syrup is subsided by a faint smoked scent. A warming malt scent is present that may perhaps be the bacon theme mingling along. The syrup even pops up at the end as well

T- A sweetened malt theme is integrated to that smoked malt profile. Very different in terms of the smoked beer flavors. Unique, but not to the point that you thirst for more. I am definitely getting some bacon at the exit

M- light carbonation in a smooth smoked presentation. Feel is good

O- a novelty brew. Very different from the style. I think I would try one again to seek out a sophomore try again

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1.44/5  rDev -54%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Wasn't sure what to make of this at first. After trying it I can honestly say that say that this is one of the strangest beers I've ever tried. Some things do not belong in a beer. I like maple and I like doughnuts and bacon...just not in a beer. I also like Oreo's and salmon but I would never dream of brewing beer with them in it. It tasted like charcoal and it immediately went down the drain.

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Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale from Rogue Ales
3.13 out of 5 based on 1,683 ratings.
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