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."