THE DRINK NATION IS A FREE RESOURCE FOR FINDING EVERYTHING AWESOME ABOUT DRINKING IN YOUR LOCATION

Beer Review: Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

by Mike Lorenz on Oct 8, 2012 in Beer
Beer Review: Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

One of several genre-defying, boundary-pushing brews from Portland, OR’s Rogue Ales, Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale is a, a sweet, salty, smoky ale. The brown ale was created in collaboration with famed Voodoo Doughnuts, and incorporates a baker’s dozen of ingredients, including pure maple flavoring and Applewood-smoked bacon.

Poured from a very unique 750-ml. bottle painted a bright opaque pink, Bacon Maple Ale smells exactly like a campfire mixed with a hint of maple syrup. Imagine the scent of your clothes after returning from a weekend of fun by a bonfire. Smoke is a big part of this beer’s flavor profile, with several smoked malt included in the 13-ingredient bill.

Letting the beer warm to room temperature allows notes of the bacon and stern maple syrup to emerge beyond the enveloping tones of pure campfire. Despite the strength of flavors, this beer is not astringent, nor does it linger unpleasantly. At 5.6 % ABV, this is a great beer to split among friends with a curious palate.

Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale is unlike almost any other beer we’ve tried. Brewed as an homage to the popular sweet and salty donut, this brew is truly unique, and though not something to drink frequently, it is definitely worth trying. Try it with pork or bacon — or perhaps a donut — for the ultimate in fun beer and food pairing.

Top photo via Flickr user JulieFaith

Recent Articles

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Researchers have found 8000-year-old pottery in Georgia that contains remnants of wine compounds, making it the earliest evidence found thus far of wi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 28, 2017
Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

In early 2018, the Flaming Lips will take a break from battling pink robots and crowd-surfing in giant balloon...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 28, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

SIXOVERONE is making a six-bottle opener, just in case you don't have time to open each bottle individually....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Nov 27, 2017
SPONSORED
You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

Those who long for the days of drinking Capri Suns but also enjoy tasting new Scotch whiskies every month are in for a treat, as there is now a servic...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 27, 2017
Drake's Dad Makes Fun of Him in New Ad for Virginia Black Whiskey

Drake's Dad Makes Fun of Him in New Ad for Virginia Black Whiskey

Dennis Graham, an R&B singer, very suave gentleman, and Drake's dad, stars in a new ad with his son to promote his new brand of whiskey, Virginia Blac...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 21, 2017
Get in Formation: A Beyonce-Themed Bar is Coming to Brooklyn

Get in Formation: A Beyonce-Themed Bar is Coming to Brooklyn

Starting on December 1, Brooklyn bar Leyenda will transform itself into a real-life Beyhive for the holidays in honor of Beyonce....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 14, 2017
Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Forget the tinsel and string lights - the UK's Lakes Distillery has released a line of booze-filled ornaments just in time to make your holiday season...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 14, 2017
Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

If you've ever wanted to travel to the North Pole for the holidays, you can - but you have to get to the Napa ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 6, 2017
Brace Yourself: A Wine Shortage is Imminent

Brace Yourself: A Wine Shortage is Imminent

Europe is bracing for the lowest wine yield in decades, dropping 14% from 2016....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 6, 2017
Delta is Now Serving Complimentary Prosecco on Select Flights

Delta is Now Serving Complimentary Prosecco on Select Flights

Delta Airlines is now serving complimentary prosecco on all of its international flights, including to coach customers....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 6, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close