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Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale


This has quite the notorious reputation. Most who have tried it have hated it. I wanted to check it out just for the experience. Lucky for me, the Issaquah Brewhouse, which is owned by Rogue, is right down the road from me. Obviously, it’s based on the famous Voodoo doughnut and is probably the first beer that I’ve had that features a meat in it. If you have a minute, let me list off ingredients. Briess Cherrywood smoked malt, Weyermann Beechwood smoked malt, House-smoked Hickory malt, Great Western 2-row, Munich, C15 and C75 malts. Perle and Sterling hops with Applewood-smoked bacon and “Pure Maple Flavoring.”

Rauchbier. 5.6% ABV. 30 IBUs. Oregon.

Dark burnt orange in color with a nice fluffy head.

It smells exactly like maple syrup and smokey bacon. It’s breakfast in a glass. Lots of smoke coming through with that touch of maple and a nice sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

Holy smokes this is smokey. It actually ends dryer than the nose would suggest. The maple comes in a bit on the finish. It does seem to get a bit hollow in the mid.

I was expecting to hate this beer, but instead it surprised the hell out of me and I absolutely love it. If you like smoked beers, this may flick your Bic. 90 points.

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