zmanzorro (126) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Definitely bought this just to see how it actually tasted. You can smell the maple right away when you open it. The bacon is identifiable too, but the maple is more notable. The smoked malts overpower any flavors on the after taste. As a Rauchbier, I believe it is spot on, but I am not much of a fan of smoke beers, so I didn’t enjoy this too much. Interesting to try but not worth the price tag to me. Definitely a novelty beer.
Noobens (1) - Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I felt like the aroma and pour were quite on point. The point they are trying to get across was made, but I was still fearful of the taste. That fear was well warranted. This beer was all over the place and it was difficult to concentrate on what exactly was going on. Interesting to try, even fun for what it is, but I would not drink it again.
Beergeek23322 (1736) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/5/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Finally a pink bottle that is not Pepto Bismol, but after trying this, I’m not sure which one I prefer. Voodoo does make some interesting doughnuts and people wait in line for them, but this liquid bacon brew is just too sticky and sweet. Aromas are very nice, and I applause Rogue for at least trying to do something unique.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: Poured a clear light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of smoked malt with overly gross sweet notes which is incredibly messy. Taste is absolutely disgusting with awful smoked malt notes mix with overly gross sweet flavours. Body is light with good carbonation. Incredibly messy beer.
daniele (4507) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ambrato ramato buona schiuma discreta persistenza naso affumicato torbaro caramella sciroppo erba dolce bacon maiale grasso poco amara poco corpo strana idea ma coraggiosa ma non da ribere
BrewDad (4508) - Olympia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Amber in color, clear with no head. Nice bacon and light sugar maple aroma. The flavor was off and smoked and tons of bacon and other non natural flavors. Ewwwwwww
MunBro (29) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smells of chocolate and malts, pours dark brown/black. And that’s about the nicest thing I can say about it. Indiscernable flavors other than the chocolate notes. The other reviews are on par: something you buy to satisfy your curiosity but not something you’d drink daily.
Fredis23 (450) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy Dark Amber Color, Medium Head, Light lacing. Strong Doughnut Glaze, Maple, Light Bacon Smoke Aroma. Taste Of Maple, Doughnut Sugary Glaze, Smoke, Bacon. Different, Interesting, Weird. Seems Like Homer Simpson’s Trifecta: Bacon Doughnut and Beer. Unfortunately it sounds better than it is. Not bad but Does not Really Work. Interesting to try but not something that you’d want to drink daily. Worth A Try to satisfy your curiosity...
Chrishrt30 (61) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a nice fluffy white head.
Smells like a glass of fire place ash, a slight sticky maple, earth herbal aroma.
The flavour is full on ash, heavily smoked malts and tangy spices. Earthy hops and strong herbal resins.
Finished very dry and smokey, like the morning after a good cigar.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GarrettB (851) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
February 5th, 2012 - Rogue’s Voodoo Bacon beer is the obscure beer that your friends, your mailman (or woman) and your barber all know about it. The local news probably carried a story about it, or it’s been discussed in hushed whispers. “Who would drink that?” “Beer snobs…” they reply, with shifting eyes, “But let’s not talk about it. It’s not polite table conversation.” And it’s true. This is an otherworldly beer, borne from a destructive arms race with other creative beer crafters to generate an extra dimensional tether to flavors well outside of the normal spectrum of beer tastes. Most objectionable to the palate - and to many drinkers, if the reviews are anything to go by - is the cacophony of flavors, splattering the flavor and aroma profiles with wanton notes of maple syrup and charred bacon bits. It’s fascinating, but like how a brain in a jar is fascinating, I’m curious and intellectually intrigued, but also somewhat disgusted. The nose is clumsy, falling over itself with waves covering waves of maple, each whiff sweeter, thicker and more viscous than the last, and each bringing a touch of sweet hickory smokiness, as if to warm the palate: “Here comes the bacon! Gird your buds!” The flavor is more confusing than the aroma; each sip is bracketed with the taste of dry BBQ smokiness, like pork fat and pepper, with sporadic flashes of pulled pork and deep, cinders of reduced porcine matter that gravitate towards the bottom of the pan. Somewhere in the middle, the clouds part and a verdant ray of hops shines through, squealing once before the haze of bacon and crackling coat the tongue, followed by the thundering, gloppy boom of maple syrup winding its across your tongue. I could recommend this beer if you’re highest appreciation for pigs is to light them on fire and eat the delicious product of your efforts, but that’s much preferred to suturing that wonderful flavor experience (Michael Pollan writes more effectively about it than I ever will) with beer. This is a neat idea, and it probably sold well. The bold bottle and labeling probably tempted everybody who has a beer friend to buy it for their beer friend. But now the word needs to get out: this is strange, rough stuff, and not the endurance challenge that it paints itself. It’s a weird, inbred, staggering beer, hitched to a fantastical idea, and dragged along the ground by the horrible reality that maybe this beer just doesn’t taste very good when translated from theory to reality.
AgentAle (133) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: sweet maple/bacon aroma
Taste: sweet maple tastes with suble bacon finish...nice hop full mouth finish yet not overwhelming
Appearance: dark cider pike color with a relatively fast vanishibg head