Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Osiris9588:
3.83/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bomber with the skeleton sitting on the barrell--on the back it says "Gratefully Dedicated to the Rogue in Each of Us," so I guess it's a tribute to the freakin' Greateful Dead or some crap. It pours a copper color with an orange hue and gold accents. The off-white head is creamy and shows decent retention, leaving ample lacing.
The rather weak aroma is dominated by sweet malt and grain. The flavor also consists primarily of caramel malt, oats, some raisin, a little dark berry, and some mild hops on the finish.
The mouth is medium bodied, is decently carbonated, though not all that complex. It is very drinkable, especially out of the bottle. Often on tap due to varying amounts of carbonation in draft lines it becomes too syrupy. It's an easy drinking tasty ale, even if not the most complex brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2006 23:23:07 | More by Osiris9588
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4.11/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(purchased cold, no best-by or bottling date - poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)
A: slightly-hazy, but otherwise relatively clear, clean-looking amber liquid, topped with a buttload of foam... that foam stays standing for a good long while, opening up from the inside, receding down to a lovely marshmallow-y texture - the head is just fantastic!, though it does break up into lil islands on the way down... bit of lace to and fro
S: mild floral notes, Munich malt... toasty, lightly-spiced sugar cookie... a tad herbal, as in parsley, and classic leafy-floral German hops... smells like the base for many a' heartily-hopped 'malt-forward' west coast 'IPAs' in the range of yellow to red
T: interplay of elegantly bitter, leafy hop and moderately spicy-herbal yeast character, all atop a meaty malt foundation... I could see how one could call this a Maibock - the German hop flavor is apparent, while there's also an ideal level of clean alcohol flaming in the background - but the malt flavors are unmistakably American - graham-cracker, with a dusting of light caramel... the bitterness builds and is the last thing standing
M: kinda silky smooth, cut hard through by the bitterness... despite the voluminous head, there's only a modicum of bubbly tingle on the tongue... round, soft-felt-blankety flow
O: shit, probably only had this once or twice in the past 10 years, but this is pretty damn good - but I love bitter, malty, fullish beers, minus all the tutti-fruity nonsense... if you're familiar enough with Rogue's ales, you may very well peg this as one right away - that Pacman is quite distinct... we'll see what the price point on this is, but I could see drinking this more often
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 23:00:27 | More by Bouleboubier
Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 5,687 ratings.