Beer Factoid: July 28

On this day in (origin unknown), National Milk Chocolate Day was, and still is, celebrated in the United States!  What better way to celebrate than with a smooth Chocolate Milk Stout.  Here are just a few of our favorites here at Inky Beer!  Have you tried any? Milk Stout, 4 Hands Brewing Company, St. Louis…

Why Should I Try Cask Conditioned Ale?

Thanks to David Jensen at Menuism, I am beginning to understand a little more about the cask ale that I drank at The Great Dane Brewery and Pub last night. (To read the entire article, click on the link above!) What is Cask Conditioned Beer? Cask conditioned beer, or cask ale, is beer that is…

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale Review

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale Review

Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale is not for the faint of heart (or palate). This is one serious brew, full flavored, full force aroma, intense aftertaste.

I was first drawn to both the Pepto Bismol colored bottle and the word “bacon.” Not too often do we see bacon in brews and more importantly, this is the first brew that I have tasted ACTUAL bacon, versus the more common liquid smoke.

I found the bottle at Applejack’s in Wheatridge, CO, brought it to the top of Lookout Mountain and watched the city lights while tasting this intense beer.

Your first and most lingering smell is maple syrup, like you’re about to eat pancakes in Vermont. The taste goes from meaty, to bacon, to meaty aftertaste. I thought I might be drinking liquified summer sausage that is the consistency of a porter.

I enjoyed the light mouthfeel, as I feel that the meaty taste paired with a heavy feel would be more intense (what IS more intense than intense anyway?!).

Overall, I am glad that I tried it. Glad that I shared it. 6 ounces was enough for me and now I am searching for beer-baking recipes to use the rest of the bottle. Guess I need to make more adventurous, meat-bacon loving friends. Thanks for being willing to try this Dr. B and Jill O!