WoodersonMB (21) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - DEC 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
By far the best thing going for this beer is the aroma as thereís an abundance of maple that just reminds you of a weekend breakfast. Itís all downhill from there. Looks like bacon grease, tastes like liquid smoke and actually feels oily on the palate. Cool that Rogue has pushed the boundaries but this isnít for me.
bpreo (1186) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bacon flavor is forced, so it ends up tasting more like a Scotch Ale than anything else.
mike5326 (102) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Medium amber with large head. Smells of hickory and beacon. Taste of hickory malt. Not my favorite beer.
madbeerbaron (150) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Freaky_tiki (84) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ever since I got this bottle Iíve been thinking what I was gonna do with it. A sink pour just hurts my soul. I finally got it today: the leftover pour goes into a large bowl with mustard, oil, smoked paprika, garlic & onion where it will drown four pieces of chicken for 24 hours before they get tossed on the grill. With this plan in mind I cracked open the bottle. Pours iced tea with a fluffy cap that quickly sinks into the beer. Smells butter & fake maple syrup. Tastes maple butter & diner style flapjacks with a hint of a decent ale in the background. Greasy mouth. Is that the bacon? When I infuse bourbon with bacon I donít get this oil so I dunno. A novelty sipper in a novelty bottle. Bet ya that chickens gonna be tasty.
charule (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured hazy darker amber color with quickly disappearing head. Strong smokey aroma with a little maple sweetness. Quite smooth but tastes like liquid smoke. Tough to drink.
Eructoblaster (2513) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber body with an instantly fading off-white bubbly head. Aroma is dominated by maple bacon hints. Taste is relatively thin. Some herbal notes are noticeable. Ends with a short, weird woody/chemical finish. Very disappointing for a Rogue product.
ellolovey (288) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a frothy tan head. The nose is overloaded with smoke and hints of maple. Smoke hits the palate first. Itís a bit overwhelming for me. Itís like opening a smoker after hours of smoking. Maple is very subtle but it is there. Maple comes through more as the beer warms. Made for an interesting breakfast on vacation.
digikid (1) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I bought this novelty beer after hearing that a Bacon/Doughnut beer existed... wow... was I ever surprised! Picked up the last bottle in the district... stuck it in the fridge for 2 days and got all the boys together to try it out. Iím not familiar with Rogue as a dougnut brand, but what Iíve read from other reviewers is that they are pretty special. So we cracked this beer yesterday (25í weather) - the head looked gross, a bubbly vomit yellow bubbling from the bottle.. it smelled like maple.. and... the artificial bacon smell.. I poured a few glasses for all my friends, we raised our glasses for a cheers and each of us gulped it down. YUCK! We all had the same reaction right away. My final review of this beer is this:
It tastes like if you licked a dirty greasy grill from your BBQ, took a swig of the cheapest stout... added a shot of fake maple flavor while inhaling campfire smoke... pretty sums up this beer. I would NOT recommend this to ANYONE! Keep beer, bacon and doughnuts separate. THE END!
otakuden (1704) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Amber and blood orange marry under a minimalistic and rather feeble looking head which fades into non-existence and swirls with nothing.
Bacon maple glazed doughnuts fresh from the oven. Smoky salty bacon.
Disappointingly thin and watery with minimal flavor. Feeble watery notes of smoky applewood bacon and maple.
I have not had the privilege of eating any of the Voodoo doughnuts that are highly regarded and have been featured on many TV shows, but I have heard they are good. This collaboration/tribute by Rogue with/for Voodoo is anything but good though. I love bacon. I love maple. I love doughnuts. This beer though, I did not love or like and sadly could not finish.
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DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured into a perfect pint. I was excited about this when it first came out, but then forgot about it due to the shitty reviews. Then yesterday, I came across it while I was buying beer so I figured it was time.
2.0 A: Lightly hazed orange caramel color. Two fingers of frothy/foamy yellow-beige head is ugly as hell. Fortunately it doesnít last all that long. Some specks of lacing here and there. Truly an ugly brew.
1.5 S: This smells artificial from the get go. Iím immediately reminded of my homebrewing experiments with adding various nut extracts to beers I already had bottled. Despite plenty of effort, the nut extract always gave off an undesirable smell and taste, so I scrapped the idea and instead used real nuts (which was also about five hours more work) for my upcoming brew. While the real nut brew came out great, this one from Rogue did not. The maple is sickeningly artificial to the point that I canít even tell if the bacon is real from the overlap. The smells like a breakfast platter from a really shitty fast food place. The maple ruins what would be an otherwise pleasant smokiness. Itís hard to find anything else underneath, but to be honest I didnít try much since I hate smelling this.
2.0 T: The taste sucks too, but itís still a bit better than the nose. "Pure maple flavoring" is again the culprit behind this travesty of a beer. I donít know what "maple flavoring" is, but itís nothing like maple syrup. I do enjoy the smokiness though. It itself partially redeems the beer. The caramel notes arenít bad either. But getting past the maple syrup flavor is far to difficult to even begin to speak anything truly positive about the beer.
2.25 M: Lighter medium body. Comes off as feeling overcarbonated even though it really isnít. It just has some of that explodes-in-your-mouth feel to it. Lacking creaminess. Not really up to par here either.
1.75 D: I bought this beer out of curiosity, which is a force too strong to fight (at least when it comes to beer), but I can assure myself this will be the last time I ever drink this. Cheers for the second half of the bottle.
Serving type: bottle