Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale – Rogue, 6.5% ABV – 1 pt.9.4 oz, (Newport, OR, USA)
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: 14Âº PLATO 30 IBU 76 AA 30Âº Lovibond World Class Package: 750ml painted bottle.
- Style: Smoked Beer
- My Rating: B
- Taste Profile: Intense smoke->watery malts-> maple caramel-> lingering smoke
- Where I got it: Legacy Liquor Store
- How much: $16 (after 10%), Jan 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Tasting notes: pours maple syrup brown, smallish head, some slow-moving CO2 streams. Very intense and aromatic applewood & hickory smoke on the nose. A burst of hickory smoke up front, light and watery malts in the mids, light sweetness (3/10), minor saltiness, light maple caramel, finishes with a long smokiness and a light bitterness. Some medium sourness as the beer warms. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, decent carry, good drinkability. Definitely a unique beer and one of the best looking bottles I’ve ever seen.