One-Off Rogue Release

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One-Off Rogue Release

Postby GregClow » Wed May 16, 2012 1:12 pm

The LCBO is bringing in a very limited amount of Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and the infamous Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale as a one-off release.

Release date and stores that will be getting stock are still TBC.
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Postby kafercrazy » Wed May 16, 2012 1:25 pm

cool!
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed May 16, 2012 2:13 pm

Cool (for the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale)
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Postby El Pinguino » Wed May 16, 2012 10:38 pm

Interesting, the Voodoo looks like the perfect type of beer for a one-off try for the fun of it experience.
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Postby phat matt » Thu May 17, 2012 2:44 am

Looking forward to trying the maple beer. Thank god I am working in Oakville for the summer.
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Postby Belgian » Thu May 17, 2012 12:40 pm

I recently had one of the two bottles of DDG from last year, still drinking really well. Bacon donut beer just sounds unnecessary and gross, though still you never know.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Thu May 17, 2012 12:43 pm

Awesome, never got the chance to get any of the Double Dead Guy last year. Didnt make it out my way and by the time I found out they were all gone. Even more interested in trying the Doughnut Bacon Maple.
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Postby matt7215 » Thu May 17, 2012 12:54 pm

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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Postby JeffPorter » Thu May 17, 2012 1:13 pm

I've read that review, too...hence my lack of excitement for this beer. I'll get another DDG, though.
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Postby Blankboy » Thu May 17, 2012 2:21 pm

Couldn't care less about the Double Dead Guy but bring on the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale!!!
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Postby icemachine » Thu May 17, 2012 2:25 pm

Is Rogue represented by North American Craft in Ontario?
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Postby phirleh » Thu May 17, 2012 2:31 pm

icemachine wrote:Is Rogue represented by North American Craft in Ontario?

Yes, they rep Rogue and Brooklyn from the States.
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Postby markaberrant » Thu May 17, 2012 4:22 pm

Double Dead Guy is pretty boring for the abv, and I don't care for gimmick beers either.
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Postby Derek » Thu May 17, 2012 4:26 pm

I love Rogue and the way they've pushed the envelope of certain styles... but yeah, what's with the weird gimmick?
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Postby The Mick » Thu May 17, 2012 6:26 pm

I'm psyched for both of these. I doubt the bacon beer will be something I'll want very much of, but as beer geeks, how can we not at least want to try it if it's available to us? Sure there has been some amazingly bad reviews, but there have been lots of good ones too. On RB it has an avg of 3.03 after ~160 reviews, and Beaus Lugtread comes in at 3.0 with ~120 reviews.

Good beer or not, it will be interesting to share a bottle with some friends.
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