Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut

Type: flavored ale
Origin: Newport, Oregon
Price: $13.59 per 750 mL
ABV: 5.3%
NSP: 2.92
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The Mrs. wanted me to buy this because she loves strange beers with unique flavor additives. After trying to argue her down due to me hearing this wasn't very good and the ridiculously low NSP, I finally relented. I must admit, I was quite curious since Voodoo Doughnuts is the shit (the maple bacon bar is the greatest goddamned morning food item in existence).

On the pour, looks like a cross between a brown ale and porter. The smell is dominated by the Peanut Butter part of the ale, with a wee bit of banana popping through. The taste is dominated by the Chocolate third, so much so I feel the base on this is their Chocolate Stout. A bit of mellowness is afforded to it by the other 2 players, which is totally not expected. This is actually much more enjoyable than expected, but the price is way to high for this low of ABV and this generic of a beer. The $6-8 range is more appropriate for this, especially from a rather large craft brewery that can start to play with economies of scale.  I guess the price of pink paint is too damn high.

Also, what in the fuck is 'free range coastal water'? Coastal water is seawater, and free range means it is allowed to go anywhere (watersheds work by going from high to low hydraulic head, most definitely not 'free' range). So we are dealing with seawater that doesn't follow physics. That's worth the extra 8 bucks.

at least its not Mrs. Pacman yeast...





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