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    I love Portland's Voodoo Donuts....

    .... but this seems a bit much to me. Has anyone tried it?

    Rogue Bacon Maple Ale

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    Local store had it. When I asked about it there were only negative comments.

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    I loved it, and I have a second bottle in my collection waiting to be sampled.

    Don't buy it and expect it to be anything but heavy and smokey with a touch of bacon and maple.

    I feel it delivers exactly what it promises, the problem I think is people are expecting something other than what it promises on the label.
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    It's too thin, and all you taste is the overpowering smoke flavor.

    I think it was a cool idea, but their base wort was too light with too thin of a mouthfeel and their smoked malt was way too heavy. And they used maple "flavoring" instead of maple syrup...I'm not a huge fan of breweries who pump artificial adjuncts into their beers.

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    I split a bottle with my bro and I had to force it down. It was not what I was expecting. It does come in a cool bottle though.
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    COLOR not so nice......

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    Not sure how it is yet, I have 3 bottles in my fridge that my wife picked for me last weekend in Portland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBarnaby View Post
    Not sure how it is yet, I have 3 bottles in my fridge that my wife picked for me last weekend in Portland.
    Not as good as the doughnut itself, but an interesting experience nonetheless! Crack one open and let us know what you think - post some pics and what you thought if you get a chance!

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    Shared it with 15 or 20 people. 2 liked it, a few gagged. Most poured it out and wouldnt finish. Its truly foul.

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    Well...I guess I'm in the minority whom didn't think it was all that bad.
    As jmartino pointed out, it was a bit thin for sure, and artificial maple lacing isn't my first choice.
    That said, I appreciated the effort, and didn't mind the heavy smoke.
    I think my 5oz taster was just enough though, and a whole bottle would be difficult to get through.
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    I have some coming my way when my brother visits, I am looking forward to trying it. Mostly because of the all the people that say it was disappointing, I will let you know what i think in a couple weeks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    Well...I guess I'm in the minority whom didn't think it was all that bad.
    As jmartino pointed out, it was a bit thin for sure, and artificial maple lacing isn't my first choice.
    That said, I appreciated the effort, and didn't mind the heavy smoke.
    I think my 5oz taster was just enough though, and a whole bottle would be difficult to get through.
    Yeah I definitely appreciate the effort too, and I think it would be really cool if they did a "Voodoo Doughnut Series" of beers highlighting some of the crazy flavor combos that place creates.

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    Terrible beer.

    It's got an overpowering smoky flavor and then a really chemical fake maple bacon taste at the end followed by bitterness.

    Had such potential to be amazing. I feel like Rogue made the beer and had already invested in bottle artwork and the partnership and felt obliged to send the beer to market while trolling the beer drinking public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blumena84 View Post
    I have some coming my way when my brother visits, I am looking forward to trying it. Mostly because of the all the people that say it was disappointing, I will let you know what i think in a couple weeks....
    I thought you are in Socal? I was able to find this at my Local BevMo in Oceanside a few months back.
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    I am , i know total wine and more has a couple of cases. My brother said he had got one and was going to bring it out here. So i didn't bother buying one, and just waiting until he got out here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Yeah I definitely appreciate the effort too, and I think it would be really cool if they did a "Voodoo Doughnut Series" of beers highlighting some of the crazy flavor combos that place creates.

    I'd love to see more Voodoo Doughnut options, too.

    It's a shame their Nyquil-glazed donuts, and their Pepto-Bismal donuts were shut down by the local health officials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Not as good as the doughnut itself, but an interesting experience nonetheless! Crack one open and let us know what you think - post some pics and what you thought if you get a chance!
    Probably this weekend...

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    That Stone beer is excellent. I'm a huge fan of Hop in the Dark, and 10 Barrel's Apocalypse is a decent beer too, but I don't remember Watershed. Old Crustacean is great for after-dinner. Nice selection

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    Sadly I have a bit of a bomber problem, there's another 30ish bottles that don't require fridgeration sitting on another shelf. Luckily, my wife likes beer too so it's pretty easy to justify my spending a hundy buying beer from time to time. I haven't had the 10 Barrel or Watershed yet, it actually came in a IPA 4 pack. So many beers, if they only let me drink at work I could get through them all.

    While she was in Newport she also conned this from the distillery...

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    OK, the Maple Bacon Ale was kind of a let down. Way to "additve-y" for my tastes. The smokey flavor made me think of liquid smoke. It's a cool idea and I'm glad I tried it but I doubt I will buying anymore of it. It's gotten to the point that most beers of any style are getting so good that it's hard to find something truly outstanding any longer and I feel the need to try the gimmick beers to keep me from constantly buying the same old thing.

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    The bottle shop near my work still has like four cases full of it. Even though it's got a bad rap I'm going to get two or three bottles just for ****s and giggles. I'll let you know what I think.
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    I had a bottle, it was...........interesting. I kept my expectation low!

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    I've had a bottle of it for a month but haven't had a chance to try it.

    Certainly gets mixed reviews.

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    As Ralph Wiggum once said, "It tastes like burning."

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    The bottle shop near my work still has like four cases full of it. Even though it's got a bad rap I'm going to get two or three bottles just for ****s and giggles. I'll let you know what I think.
    Definitely buy a couple, its a great "trolling your friends" beer

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    Can't help it. I was at downtown Voodoo a month ago and the lady told us to not feed the homeless people because they're like pigeons. Pretty funny ****. Drink the bacon beer, it'll give you super powers.

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    I've got a bottle of it in my fridge that I brought back from a work trip (among a handful of other beers I can't get here in Nebraska) I'm not expecting too much out of it but will crack it open and give it a try when the time is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Definitely buy a couple, its a great "trolling your friends" beer
    My thoughts exactly! I'm gonna get it and beer troll the **** out of some of my friends.
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    My wife ordered a bottle of the Voodoo and the XS Imperial IPA for celebrating after Fools Gold. Finally tried the Voodoo this weekend. The initial sniff seemed promising...strong maple with a hint of smoke. Tried a sip and it was as if I was drinking pure liquid smoke flavoring. The more I drank the more the smoke completely overpowered everything. Half way through the glass (still had more than half the bottle in the fridge) I called it quits. Quite possibly the worst beer I have consumed.
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    Sounds interesting. I am curious about the ingredients though: Free range coastal water?

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    I finally opened my bottle this weekend.6 or 7 people tried it and none liked it. None of them were beers drinkers though. Unless you count Bud Light.

    I didn't really enjoy it that much. I agree with the liquid smoke comment.

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    Preface: I love Rogue Beer. Pretty much every one I have had, and I do live in Oregon, I have really liked.

    Until......I had the Voodoo Maple Bacon Ale. Sorry Rogue, truly I am, but that is the worst beer I have had. I would truly take a 40 of Old E before I had that Maple Bacon Ale again. I just chalked it up to the novelty factor for Rogue and Voodoo, that they made a beer together.

    That said, the bottle is well worth hanging onto. The bright pink with the Voodoo guy on the front make it a very unique looking bottle, and will be added as decor in my....man cave (garage).
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightlost View Post
    Sounds interesting. I am curious about the ingredients though: Free range coastal water?
    It's just a "tongue in cheek" reference to Rogue's self-managed water source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    It's just a "tongue in cheek" reference to Rogue's self-managed water source.
    Agreed. Rogue grows their own barley (in Tygh Valley), and hops (in Independence). They are a total "local food" beer.

    I've still not tried their Chatoe Good Chit Pilsner, but really want to badly.

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    Always good, but I was hoping for some explanation such as: Yes, the water wakes up every morning on it's roam around the open and vast plains of Southern Canada before it happily drops down into Oregon to be beaten and battered by our beer makers.

    But good to know that there is truly American brands out there still. I'll have to keep a look out when up for something new to try.

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    next someone's gonna have to do a bacon and egg beer....or not

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    If anyone does it, it'll be Rogue. And everyone will buy it, regardless of how abysmal people say the taste is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Agreed. Rogue grows their own barley (in Tygh Valley), and hops (in Independence). They are a total "local food" beer.

    I've still not tried their Chatoe Good Chit Pilsner, but really want to badly.

    It is very clean and refreshing, had it a few months back. All the Chatoe Beers from them that I have had were really good.
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    I like a lot of the Rogue beers. But Bacon Beer? No thanks. Tastes awful.

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    Rogue will be pushing the pink bottles a bit more it seems...minus the smoke



    This may make up for the previous.
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    I wanna try that!
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    It says "no chemicals, additives or preservatives" but I'd like to know what's in those "chocolate, peanut butter and banana extracts."


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    I'd try that, too, but the possibility of a heavy-handed banana ester flavor makes me shy away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    It says "no chemicals, additives or preservatives" but I'd like to know what's in those "chocolate, peanut butter and banana extracts."

    Natural Flavors made from the spinal secretion from a raccoon that just so happens to taste like Chocolate, Peanut butter and Banana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Natural Flavors made from the spinal secretion from a raccoon that just so happens to taste like Chocolate, Peanut butter and Banana.

    "MMMM.....that sounds good, I'll have that."

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    I watched a thing on the news about "Natural Flavors" and the spinal fluid from a Raccoon was actually the base for a Chicken Flavor...... So gross.
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    What could go wrong? I love VooDoo donuts (except for the line) the people watching is worth the wait. Bacon anything is always good, more bacon for me sir. Maple Syrup? Mmmmmm, can't beat that stuff. And Beer, hmmm great idea... Put it all in a cool pink bottle. And....... that stuff tastes like ass. I thought Mesquite grilled Shiner was the worse beer I ever put in my mouth, but that crap is darn close. I must say that stuff is terrible, or worse than terrible. I have yet to hear someone take a big hit and exclaim Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?.

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