Thursday, August 14, 2014

Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale

I'm a big fan of Rogue Brewing. I am especially fond of their VooDoo  Doughnut series.

I guess I'm not the only.

Failure to Fire is an online graphical serial comic strip type thing.

Imagine my delight to find a Rogue Voodoo Doughnut beer depicted in a panel!

The synopsis leading up to this . . .

Mick worked in his uncle's gun store. The uncle met some hippie chick and sold the store to run off with her. Mick's crazy ex-girlfriend and his current punker bi-polar girlfriend pooled their money and bought the store, and then rethemed it to cater to women.

Mick got to keep his job and was made manager. He hired a chick who is awesome at selling guns but is a pothead. The profits doubled since he hired her, and she supposedly doesn't smoke on the job. There’s all kinds of lots of controversy over whether to keep or fire her.

While that is going on, someone apparently attempts to break into the gun shop by ramming a truck through the loading dock but the place explodes. KABLOOMEY!!

Buh-bye gun shop.

Then the ATF gets involved, and by luck of draw, they get assigned an agent that normally specializes in gun running. The dude is a real bad ass. As such, he investigates further than they normally would – you know like break in goes bad, end of story.

No, this guy pulls surveillance tapes from various sources and sees someone else leaving the building right before the attempted break in and the resulting explosion. So he thinks it might really be arson.

Mick is a wuss and blathers to the ATF agent in an interview, but doesn't seem to be lying. The crazy ex lawyers up and the current psycho girlfriend is MIA.

The guy Mick is talking to with the Voodoo Doughnut beer is his bisexual Jamaican best friend . . . 

Anyhoo, about that beer . . .

Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale (5.40% ABV) is an American Brown Ale.

It  pours dark amber brown with about floofy tan head. The foam lingers but leaves little to no lacing.

 The aroma is just like what the label promises - pretzels, raspberries, and sweet chocolate. Remarkable!

The taste is, amazingly, just like that too! Milk chocolate and fruity raspberry are way up front with a biscuity pretzelness teasing the back of the palate. The roasty malts also give a hint a fresh brewed coffee. Well, what's a doughnut without coffee. Am I right? Of course I am.

The mouth feel is medium-ish and smooth.

Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry & Chocolate Ale is a well put together and tasty brew. It's just right and the flavors are spot on. Well done, Rogue!

Overall: very good

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