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One-Off Rogue Release

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:12 pm
by GregClow
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.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 1:25 pm
by kafercrazy
cool!

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:13 pm
by TheSevenDuffs
Cool (for the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale)

Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:38 pm
by El Pinguino
Interesting, the Voodoo looks like the perfect type of beer for a one-off try for the fun of it experience.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:44 am
by phat matt
Looking forward to trying the maple beer. Thank god I am working in Oakville for the summer.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:40 pm
by Belgian
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.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:43 pm
by TheBeeraholic
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.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:54 pm
by matt7215
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. "

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:13 pm
by JeffPorter
I've read that review, too...hence my lack of excitement for this beer. I'll get another DDG, though.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:21 pm
by Blankboy
Couldn't care less about the Double Dead Guy but bring on the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale!!!

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 2:25 pm
by icemachine
Is Rogue represented by North American Craft in Ontario?

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

Yes, they rep Rogue and Brooklyn from the States.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:22 pm
by markaberrant
Double Dead Guy is pretty boring for the abv, and I don't care for gimmick beers either.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:26 pm
by Derek
I love Rogue and the way they've pushed the envelope of certain styles... but yeah, what's with the weird gimmick?

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:26 pm
by The Mick
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.