Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

cduncan14's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Poured from bomber into a pint glass. The immediate aroma is smoke, smoke and more smoke. It is a hazy, apricot color. The taste is largely smokey, with a touch of maple but certainly no doughnut sweetness that the beer’s namesake would lead you to believe. The aftertaste is lingering and is actually pleasant after the initial smoke flavor dissipates. You get a hint of bacon fat and sugary sweetness as the flavors fade. Overall this beer is very misleading and fairly disappointing. With a lighter smoke flavor, some of the more sweet flavors might come through. Better as a partner to chili as opposed to dessert.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Peanut butter taste but watery and a little hoppy. Not so good. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle poured into a teku. The beer is a hazy copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma reminds me a lot of a maple stick doughnut. The beer is kind of old, so i wonder if maybe the bacon character has left the beer, because i dont get much if any of that. Very sweet and sugary beer. Not something to drink in quantity, but in a 4 ounce sample this could be fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown beer with a quickly disappearing light beige head. Aroma of bacon, smoke and caramel/syrup. Basically exactly what the beer name says is what you get. Flavor has of bacon and barbecue in there, sweet syrup notes as well. All the flavors you’d expect are in here, so that’s a plus for me. Finished an entire bottle by myself, so I kinda liked it. Really cool stuff they’re trying to do.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 25 Mar 2012 -- From the bottle, didn’t so much taste the maple definitely tasted the bacon. A good smoke beer. Not nearly as good as MBCP from FB though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1461) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Another very unique beer from rogue and voodoo doughnut. Pours a very nice deep red with not too much head. Smells like maple bacon, quite smoky. Taste is maple syrup all the way, with bacon coming in at the finish. A good amount of smokes as well. Not the most complex however. Not as good as their original peanut butter beer, but better then the raspberry. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty. smokey, with hints of bacon (obviously), toast, burned caramel, burned plastic, and failure. Taste/Palate: thin, sweet; finishes savory, astringent, and shitty. Umm...no.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Poured from a 22. (I wish it was a 3oz) Aroma is a microwaved bacon smell. Flavor is like bacon chapstick and dishwater. The smoky bacon flavor is completely overwhelming and the maple doesn’t even make an appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
22oz bottle - The thought of this fantastic concoction, combining donuts, maple icing, and bacon just makes a person’s mouth water. On the surface it sounds like a match made in heaven. And I’m sure if you make it to Voodoo Donuts in Oregon, the real deal has to be insanely tasty. But to try and capture that combo in a beer is indeed a challenge, and I think overall Rogue was successful in doing this. I think this is about as good as it could be without being a big syrupy mess of a beer, with unbalanced flavors. The smokey/bacon aroma shows up nicely in the aroma, with a subtle maple flavor. The doughy donut flavor does show up at first, along with the maple and the bacon, but it’s very watered down. After repeat mouthfulls, the flavors kind of get lost amongst each other with the wateryness. Far from awful, and I give kudos to Rogue for trying this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
madchemist83 (202) - USA - OCT 31, 2014
Aromas of smoke, bacon, maple. Pours copper brown. Taste is bacon, doughnut, maple, smokiness and caramel. Interesting beer but not an everyday kind

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Smoked sausage, bacon, caramel, maple.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoke, incense, bacon, a bit sweet.
Comment: Not that bad, interesting, but not sure if I want to try it again. Or could stomach finishing an entire bottle myself.

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