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Postby cfrancis » Thu May 17, 2012 7:34 pm

If you get a bottle I want in on trying it. I don't think I could do a bottle myself.
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Postby Belgian » Thu May 17, 2012 9:38 pm

Blankboy wrote:Couldn't care less about the Double Dead Guy...
markaberrant wrote:Double Dead Guy is pretty boring for the abv...

.. what about that special 'rare' taste you get with DDG? That 'I got there first so I hoarded extra 750 ml bottles before it sold in 3 hours to feel special' flavor.

Yes it's over-hyped but I like it. A smooth drinker with fruity tones and mellow tofffee-like flavors.

Based on Matt's quoted review I won't be drinking much of the Maple Bacon disaster beer (if at a tasting I would try a miniscule amount.)
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Postby markaberrant » Fri May 18, 2012 2:35 pm

Derek wrote:I love Rogue and the way they've pushed the envelope of certain styles...


I am not disagreeing, but I sure never think of them this way.

When I think of Rogue, I think:

-overpriced
-way too many products, many of which are not all that different

Cut back on all the gimmick crap, streamline the lineup, and get rid of the stupid ceramic bottles. But something tells me they won't be doing any of this...
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Postby matt7215 » Fri May 18, 2012 3:09 pm

markaberrant wrote:
Derek wrote:I love Rogue and the way they've pushed the envelope of certain styles...


I am not disagreeing, but I sure never think of them this way.

When I think of Rogue, I think:

-overpriced
-way too many products, many of which are not all that different

Cut back on all the gimmick crap, streamline the lineup, and get rid of the stupid ceramic bottles. But something tells me they won't be doing any of this...


isnt rouge run by guys who used to work in the Nike marketing department?
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Postby cratez » Wed May 23, 2012 1:35 pm

The Maple Bacon Doughnut is worth trying once for its bizarre melange of flavours; however, I'm wholly unexcited by this release. Seems like the Board is trying to show that they're responding to consumer demand by bringing in more US beers with "out there" flavours, but they've gone with two mediocre offerings here. And I'm still under the impression that, aside from the regular Dead Guy and Brutal IPA, Rogue sends its least notable brands to Ontario.

That being said, I'm optimistic that the Shipyard release will have some decent style variation and quality. They're not the highest-rated American crafter but so far I've enjoyed everything that I've had from them.
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Postby Sil » Thu May 24, 2012 10:55 am

cratez wrote: And I'm still under the impression that, aside from the regular Dead Guy and Brutal IPA, Rogue sends its least notable brands to Ontario.



We got Yellow Snow IPA a few years ago, which is one of Rogue's most popular beers. Also, pretty much my favorite beer on the planet.

The Northwestern Ale from last year was really good. Probably my favorite of the brewery spotlight thingy the LCBO did.

But, yeah, generally we're not getting the best of the Rogue product line.
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Postby cratez » Thu May 24, 2012 11:17 am

Sil wrote: We got Yellow Snow IPA a few years ago...The Northwestern Ale from last year was really good...But, yeah, generally we're not getting the best of the Rogue product line.


We get their better stuff from time to time - I'd add Hazelnut Brown Nectar to the list - but I'd like to see a general listing of a style that's under-represented at the 'BO (Mocha Porter, Shakespeare Stout, American Amber) or one-offs/features that are truly special (like the Chatoe Rogue or XS series). Beers like DDG, Somer Orange, Morimoto Soba, and the Maple Bacon don't excite me enough to pay a premium.
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Postby irishkyle21 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:10 pm

We also had the Chocolate Stout a good 5 years ago. That's by far my favorite beer from Rogue.
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Postby cratez » Thu May 24, 2012 12:27 pm

irishkyle21 wrote: We also had the Chocolate Stout a good 5 years ago. That's by far my favorite beer from Rogue.


That beer combined with the three year-rounds I mentioned above would've made for a great Brewery Feature, though I'd be just as glad to see it return as a general listing.
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Postby Andicus » Fri May 25, 2012 11:36 am

I didn't try DDG before, so I'll give that a shot, but I doubt I'll try the maple bacon beer. Well, maybe just one...

I'd much prefer they get the Brutal Bitter/IPA whichever it is now. Also the Half-E-Weizen they had was very tasty. Haven't seen that for ages.
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Postby JerCraigs » Tue May 29, 2012 1:21 pm

Buttload of DDG and Voodoo Bacon on the shelf at the Bayview store today at lunch.
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Postby Belgian » Tue May 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Andicus wrote:but I doubt I'll try the maple bacon beer. Well, maybe just one...

No I don't think you should do that. Any beer that induces head-mangling hangover pain for no Godly reason can't be worth the trouble. 2¢
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Postby JeffPorter » Tue May 29, 2012 8:14 pm

Belgian wrote:
Andicus wrote:but I doubt I'll try the maple bacon beer. Well, maybe just one...

No I don't think you should do that. Any beer that induces head-mangling hangover pain for no Godly reason can't be worth the trouble. 2¢


Maybe we should have a gathering where six of us buy a bottle. That way we get to try it, and no one is stuck with 725 ml of 10 dollar drain pour.
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Postby lister » Wed May 30, 2012 11:56 am

DDG and Bacon on side aisle displays at King & Spadina.
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Postby The_Jester » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:07 pm

Wh'd it have to be Bacon Doughnut . . . ?

Why couldn't have just been Bacon?

That might be good!
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