So, when I spotted Voodoo Doughnut in it's bright pink bottle with the creepy dark eyed fellow on the label surrounded by little piggies it required further investigation. What did this closer inspection reveal? Maple and . . . OH MY LORD . . . BACON!
Bacon Maple Ale . . . I sh!t you not! I think I just died and went to heaven.
Needless to say a snagged a bottle (or three) . . . at $15 a bottle.
The timing of the discovery of Rogue Voodoo was fortuitous.
Hubby and I go camping every year in the fall. A tradition for us is that after we set up camp and are all settled in we share a beer . . . preferably a really good beer.
Voodoo was it! Ah, but would it meet our expectations . . . bacon maple beer? How could it not? What's not to love.
Voodoo Doughnut pours amber with an average head. I could clearly smell the maple and bacon and couldn't wait to take a sip. A smoky bacon flavor is prevalent but doesn't dominate or overwhelm the ale. The maple is more subtle which was surprsing considering how strong it is in the aroma. Voodoo is smooth and full bodied . . . I just wanted to eat it up.
I'm not a huge fan of smoked beers but this one rules! It's not too smoky, not too bitter, not too sweet . . . all of the flavor are really nicely balanced and the overall taste is quite remarkable.
I would rate Rogue Voodoo as excellent. I can't wait to pop open another bottle!
On a side note, I wish we'd had better cups . . . i.e. a proper glass . . . to drink Voodoo from, but it was still really really delicious. As the label says, it pairs well with doughnuts and pork . . . from my perspective it goes perfect with camping and my homemade bacon infused bourbon. Delish!
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