September 23rd, 2011 | by RUTH BROWN Food & Drink |

Rogue's Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale

"A foul abomination"

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Rogue Ales' latest creation appeared in the WW office this morning, a collaboration with Voodoo Doughnuts called the Bacon Maple Ale, based on That Doughnut. Whilst we're loath to give any attention to this blatant gimmickry, after tasting it, we feel a civic obligation to warn anyone who might be considering splashing $156 on a case.

Here is a sampling of quotes from WW staffers at today's impromptu tasting:

"Smells like a candied ash tray."

"Smells like my mouth."

"Oh my God: No."

"Well, it is what it’s advertised. But that doesn’t make it good."

"This smells like the worst well whiskey I've ever had."

"It's like walking though a burning New England forest."

"If they wanted to make this taste like a bacon maple bar—the bacon isn’t particularly smokey, it’s the salt that stands out. So it misses the mark in addition to being a foul abomination."

"I need a cigarette to get this taste out of my mouth."

 
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