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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed May 20, 2015 9:43 pm

PeenSteen wrote:Rogue-Voodoo Donut Lemon Cruler Ale

Oh my! :roll:
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Re: … and maybe some Coffee Stouts to wash them down?

Postby Craig » Wed May 20, 2015 10:18 pm

Belgian wrote:Haven't purchased Summerweiss in years sadly but just brought home some Sierra Nevada Pala Ale. I went through a Goose IPA 12-pack very quickly (like s##t through a proverbial Goose, you might say) so for half a buck more I will see how the SN fares as a "low-commitment relationship…"

Is anybody putting together a Rogue Voodoo Donut vertical of sorts, for a shared tasting because I could imagine the event (and the resultant hangover) to be unforgettable. I've yet to try one of these freakish creations. Are they even sorta good?


I tried the first one, at their pub in Portland no less, and it was not even sort of good. Very bad.
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Re: … and maybe some Coffee Stouts to wash them down?

Postby skootles » Thu May 21, 2015 10:34 am

Belgian wrote:Is anybody putting together a Rogue Voodoo Donut vertical of sorts, for a shared tasting because I could imagine the event (and the resultant hangover) to be unforgettable. I've yet to try one of these freakish creations. Are they even sorta good?

To be honest, I kind of liked the raspberry chocolate one. I shared it with a handful of friends and nobody else could stand it, but I happily drank it. I mean it wasn't great, but to me it tasted like a porter with subtle chocolate and raspberry.

On a recent trip to Edmonton I picked up the Sriracha Stout and the Rogue Lemon Chiffon Crueller one and brought them home. Again I shared them with a handful of friends but nobody liked them. The Sriracha stout was alright, it reminded me a bit of Sawdust City's Red Rocket, but without the coffee. Interesting but I wouldn't buy it again unless it was for a gift or for the novelty. The Rogue lemon doughnut one though was just plain bad. None of my friends liked it at all and I thought it tasted like a really fake lemon flavouring.
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Re: … and maybe some Coffee Stouts to wash them down?

Postby mahcinesquad » Thu May 21, 2015 10:44 am

skootles wrote:
Belgian wrote:On a recent trip to Edmonton I picked up the Sriracha Stout and the Rogue Lemon Chiffon Crueller one and brought them home. Again I shared them with a handful of friends but nobody liked them. The Sriracha stout was alright, it reminded me a bit of Sawdust City's Red Rocket, but without the coffee. Interesting but I wouldn't buy it again unless it was for a gift or for the novelty. The Rogue lemon doughnut one though was just plain bad. None of my friends liked it at all and I thought it tasted like a really fake lemon flavouring.


I picked up the Sriracha stout on a work trip about a month and a half ago. I thought it was dreadful. I've had spicy stouts before - but what I found terrible was the garlic flavour. It was honestly one of the worst beers I've ever had.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby skootles » Thu May 21, 2015 10:53 am

Weird, I never got any garlic flavour in my bottle.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby napoleon » Thu May 21, 2015 10:57 pm

Yeah, I love much of what Rogue does, but their crazy flavors just don't do it for me. It's the kind of thing that I'd love a 2-3 oz taste of...but definitely not a bottle.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby biegaman » Fri May 22, 2015 7:02 pm

napoleon wrote:Yeah, I love much of what Rogue does, but their crazy flavors just don't do it for me. It's the kind of thing that I'd love a 2-3 oz taste of...but definitely not a bottle.


The really sad thing here is that in the minds of LCBO buyers *this* is what craft beer is all about.
It's just like how they're looking for ciders with "new, innovative flavours" (their words), meanwhile completely ignoring the renaissance of quality, artisan ciders.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby jeremyg » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:50 pm

Was talking with my dude at my local lcbo (cornwall, oakville) and he was saying stone should be arriving storewide at the end of the month
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Ukie » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:51 pm

jeremyg wrote:Was talking with my dude at my local lcbo (cornwall, oakville) and he was saying stone should be arriving storewide at the end of the month



Stone-IPA #425975
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby -Liam- » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:41 pm

Do the LCBO have plans to get in any of the other Stone beers? I was pretty underwhelmed by their IPA and Arrogant Bastard. I did however have their Ruination 2.0 recently and it is killer!
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:08 am

3 new beers from 1 brewer at the lcbo is a good start, let's not push our luck :lol:

-Liam- wrote:Do the LCBO have plans to get in any of the other Stone beers? I was pretty underwhelmed by their IPA and Arrogant Bastard. I did however have their Ruination 2.0 recently and it is killer!
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby jeremyg » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:23 am

i'm not huge on arrogant bastard but stone ipa is one of my favorites and very underrated imho
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Blasphomet » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:20 am

:D Underwhelmed by two stalwarts of their styles. Lol.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby El Pinguino » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:56 pm

jeremyg wrote:i'm not huge on arrogant bastard but stone ipa is one of my favorites and very underrated imho


Funny, I'm the opposite....the IPA is nice, but nothing I'll buy much of; whereas the Bastard is a real pleaser.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby -Liam- » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:18 pm

Blasphomet wrote::D Underwhelmed by two stalwarts of their styles. Lol.


I think people get a little too hung up on the Stone name. I'm sure when they were released years ago, they were groundbreaking and ahead of their time, for sure. But since then, many many Ales and IPAs have surpassed them. As I said, their Ruination 2.0 is fantastic, so I'm certainly not knocking them as a brewery, they have proven themselves over the years. It's just that their basic, early offerings don't do much to excite me.

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