With a few friends joining us for dinner, it made the decision easy to finally open a beer that’s been hiding in the back of the fridge for a while. We all split the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale by Rogue Ales of Newport, OR at 5.6% abv.
A very odd beer. Took me a few sips to really get into it. There’s just a lot of flavors bouncing around and you need a few minutes to comprehend the beer. I would say that first and foremost this beer is a smoke beer. A very meaty smokiness, applewood-smoked bacon. Then comes the rush or sugar and maple syrup. This was one of those beer that it was good to split, because I don’t think I could’ve drank much more than a small glass. But it was fun to try and great to split with a group of people!
With dinner I had a Weyerbacher Quad. We still have a ton of them in the fridge from our brewery tour.
It was a great relaxing evening with good beer, good food and good friends!