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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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: 14º PLATO 30 IBU 76 AA 30º Lovibond World Class Package: 750ml painted bottle.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanP. (3) - - MAY 2, 2012 does not count
A very unique beer. Do not let the Pepto Bismol pink bottle mislead you. As soon as I opened it I took a whiff and got majority maple. As you let it breathe the smoky scent starts to release. Once you sip, the smokyness overwhelms. Maple is close to follow on the palate but there is no immediate presence of a Bacon taste. Instead it decides to hit late after the swig is deep in the palate. The smokyness and maple combine to give an illusion of an existing bacon ingredient. After your second or third sip the taste becomes more prominant and the beer begins to earn the name it was given. The uniqueness gave it a few extra points. Would love to try the actual doughnut. Good drinks :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4167) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pours clear amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets to coat surface. Sweet maple syrup aromas. Sweet maple upfront turning to mild smoky bacon before returning to bitter maple in the lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
750ml bottle poured into an English Pint. Pours a clear dark gold with about a finger of white head. Aroma, at first try, is all maple. The deeper I smell, I start to get a good dose of woodsmoke and some bread dough. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Strongly hickory smoked bacon with some dough and a good dose of maple towards the end. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long sweet and smokey finish. Overall, pretty darn good. I’m giving this beer extra points just for being unique and insanely complex.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rbrazell (1452) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2012
Oh man, interested to try this. Plus a medium amber with a tiny white head. Aroma of buttery McDonalds pancake syrup, light caramel malts, but I’m not pulling out any smoke. Flavor is sour, butter, fake maple syrup and a bitter plastic finish. Rouge, your beer, woof!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - APR 30, 2012
Rich amber with a fine-bead eggshell head. Light and pleasing smoke presence, fresh breakfast batter, and a touch of maple in the nose. Taste is only lightly sweet, with restrained but ample woodsmoke bitterness. Medium-thin body is just a touch slick. Soft carb carries an earthy maple-wood note, and a hint of coffee shows up in the lingering finish. I think people were expecting this to be something that it is not. Perhaps an overloaded, ridiculously bold, imperialized beer? Thankfully, it is not. I find it to be a well-attenuated, off-beat but ’focused’ ale with a ’simple’ flavor profile and a modest abv. Since the beer is not overly sweet itself, I would guess it might go very well WITH a Bacon Maple Bar ... not as a replacement for it. Solid, fun, drinkable, and enjoyable. Between this, Good Chit, and Dirtoir ... Rogue has been hitting the spot recently. Thanks guys.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fech (285) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
Aroma of maple and bacon but maple flavor takes over. A little watery but pretty good surprisingly. Sure smells like breakfast!

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
Definite aroma of smoked Bacon and maple syrup. Taste is similar. Honestly would not drink again. Too interesting of a beer to enjoy.

2.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
Aromatics are so interesting but everything else is flat! And not worth the hype... It’s water with bacon and maple syrup flavorings! disappointing...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. What a crazy beer.........pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is smack your face hickory smokey bacon dough character, a but cakey and tons of maple syrup, aunt jamima up in here. Flavor is just as odd, the doughiness is there to some degree, but lacking sweetness. Loads of hickory smoke, and bacon. I actually ate a glazed doughnut with this and it worked, just needs more glaze sweetness to balance all that smoke and meaty character. Medioum body and a crisp carbonation. Crazy beer all around. I wanna try this doughnut

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
Big smokey maple ham aroma, fairly intense and well... they nailed that. Flavor comes close, could be a bit sweeter, I see why they went pale, to pick up the breadiness of the doughnut, which they somewhat have done. A successful attempt at something very difficult... now I want to try the chocolate Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.


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