elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber, with little in the way of a head. Just a trace of lacing remains. Aroma of hickory smoke, bacon, maple syrup, and just a hint of grease. Becomes more complex as it warms. Taste is decidedly salty dominated by woodsmoke, with maple and vanilla notes lingering in the background. While malt is predominant, there are some hops noticeable at first, but they fade away as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is watery with a slightly prickly palate from the carbonation. Overall, this is a decidedly smoked beer. As such, it does a credit to the style. But it is not a dessert beer as far as I am concerned, and this beer should not be viewed as such. Perhaps the real shame here is how the aroma conveys complexity that the taste really cannot deliver. Nevertheless, give this one a try if youíre adventurous. My advice is that you let it warm and sip slowly--doing so may help you appreciate this polarizing beer more.
MrHangover (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 youíd expect are in here, so thatís a plus for me. Finished an entire bottle by myself, so I kinda liked it. Really cool stuff theyíre trying to do.
monk191 (1240) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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 doesnít even make an appearance.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
The thought of this fantastic concoction, combining donuts, maple icing, and bacon just makes a personís mouth water. On the surface it sounds like a match made in heaven. And Iím 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 itís 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.
madchemist83 (148) - USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of smoke, bacon, maple. Pours copper brown. Taste is bacon, doughnut, maple, smokiness and caramel. Interesting beer but not an everyday kind
AndySnow (4595) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by snoworsummer. Pours hazy copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is heavy maple, some bacon, light vanilla, some toasted malts, and some doughy yeast notes. Flavor is dry and a little bland, some of the maple and pork flavors but much more subtle than the aroma with light hops and some vanilla/maple sweetness in the finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (3031) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle, aged almost two years. Thanks Joe! Pours hazy copper with lots of particles floating around and a fizzy, bubbly beige head. Smells really sweet, like maple syrup, glazed donuts, and also smokey. Tastes like alcohol, smokey, and earthy, a little bit bitter. Light body and low carbonation
GreatDane1632 (822) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 25 Mar 2012 -- From the bottle, didnít so much taste the maple definitely tasted the bacon. A good smoke beer. Not nearly as good as MBCP from FB though.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.