Monday, September 3, 2012

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

Rogue has made some pretty delicious beers in the past, but nothing as inventive as Voodoo. They took three of the best flavors that I could think of (Maple, Bacon and Doughnut) and jam packed them all into one strangely satisfying beer.

Right after popping the top off the pretty pink bottle, the aroma that was unleashed danced with our noses in the most delicious smelling tango imaginable. The smell of maple dominated over anything else and made me want to drink Voodoo even more.

We divvied up the 750ml bottle among the 6 of us willing to try it and these were our impressions:

Indifferent reactions:
Erica: "I don't know if I like it."
           "I was expecting it to be more intense."
           She kept drinking it, but seemed unsure the whole time if it was okay to like it.
Amanda: "It's not bad."
           Only drank a little.
Dan: "I'll give it a 7/10. I enjoyed it."
          Kept pouring himself more and thought the beer at bottom of the bottle tasted better (due to flavor settling?)

Mmm Doughnut Maple Bacon Beer

Favorable reactions:
Chris: "It tastes just like the name says!" (while laughing)
           Gulped his sample right down, within seconds!
Phil: "Delicious smoky flavor, with a hint of maple."
         "It tastes just like a smoked ham or another type of meat."
          I sipped it a lot and did not want to stop sipping.
Tom: "It is fantastic...very sweet and smoky!"
         "Tastes like delicious."
         Kept pouring more for himself.

Overall the reactions were more towards the positive side and everyone seemed to find something that they liked about Rogue's Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale. While the smell was dominated by maple the taste was not. Instead it was mostly a smoky meat flavor with only a hint of maple. Definitely not a bad thing, but the maple taste was just not as noticeable as it could have been and was a let down for a few of us.

Trying it for the first time...look at the excitement in my eyes! (Tom is eating ribs)

Finishing the bottle of Voodoo wasn't a problem for the six of us. More than half the people trying it wanted to drink more after their first sample and so they did. Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale is a delicious beer especially for someone who loves the taste of breakfast.

Rogue only brewed this particular beer once so if you can find a bottle at your local beer store don't hesitate to pick one up before it's gone for good! We picked up our two bottles from St. James Beverage and he still had a handful of bottles left after we got ours, so try looking there if you want to indulge in some delicious maple doughnut bacon beer!

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale was brewed by Rogue Ales and contains and ABV of 5.6%.


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