one of my fav RB reviews is of Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale
"750ml bottle. it’s like, you did something so horrendous and unfittingly insulting, you created an abomination, really you just threw your shit together, hence this isn’t anything really designed and certainly isn’t anything groundbreaking. smoked is probably the best fit given the amount of smoked malt in this, but ’ale’ would have been more fitting. it’s disgusting. it smells of burnt plastic, burnt match sticks and scorched maple syrup, with an equally-strong jim beam component. if you smell and taste a donut, it should be sweet, sugary and cake-y, even the savory cheese and/or bacon pastries. this beer instead smells and tastes salty and alcoholic, exactly the sort of thing that would make you vomit late at night, which is the opposite of what a doughnut does. i have eaten somewhere between 45-55 doughnuts, rough estimate, from all voodoo doughnut locations, and i have eaten the bacon maple bar enough times to know exactly how it tastes, how it feels, and how it satisfies. "bacon maple bar" is their uninteresting and lazy name for the doughnut, embarrassingly stupid compared to my suggestion "the baconut". this tastes like scorched and heavily astringent pure maple syrup, ashy smoked malt, salty over-fried ham and burnt sulfuric match sticks. dry, parched, astringent, buttery, acidic, salty and bitter with a malt liquor finish, and it’s completely unpalatable. fuck you. edit 1 not completely sure it’s the culprit, but it’s one of the unaccounted-for variables from that night: the morning after this bottle i awoke with the worst headache i’ve had in years and i was definitely *not* hungover. YMMV. edit 2 1/2 inch of beer was left in a snifter overnight outside on my patio. 24 hours later it smelled exactly the same. "
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