Monday, July 9

Beer Review: Rogue VooDoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale


Rogue Ales’ latest creation appeared in the WW office this morning, a collaboration with Voodoo Doughnuts called the Bacon Maple Ale, based on That Doughnut. Whilst we’re loath to give any attention to this blatant gimmickry, after tasting it, we feel a civic obligation to warn anyone who might be considering splashing $156 on a case.

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Appearance: (3.5)
- A nice amber colored brew with fluffy light beige fingers of head that settle to a thin spotty blanket and large ring of lace. Most transparent brew.

Smell: (3.5)
-  Big heavy maple syrup aroma, this puppy really does smell like a maple bar. Sweet, crispy glazed maple bar. Lot's of smoke hiding behind the maple aromas, woody and earthy character. A somewhat basic amber ale malt and beer is so gently hiding behind the other flavors. Interesting, and not bad. The maple lingers in the nose a very long time.

Taste: (4.0)
- Lots of smoke in this puppy, and I actually really like it. Woody charred grain husks, like smoking some good meats outdoors. Nice actually subtle maple flavor as compared to the aroma. A pretty basic amber ale backbone. I dig it. Certainly drinkable.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- A little sticky and creamy, well carbonated, and not really super chewy. It's just a touch dry from its light hopping, and is overall pretty nice to the palate.

Overall: (3.5)
- Pours like a Rogue Amber, smells very strong of maple, and tastes more strongly of smoke. It drinks well, and is actually worth the try in my opinion. I have heard a lot of bad things about it, and I think they are mistaken. I for one though love smoked beers. Certainly not worth the price tag though.


3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(BeerAdvocate.com Rating Scale)

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