Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought a 6pack in a handsome black box boldly emblazoned with the Rogue 'communist/star' logo. Individual bottles a little less intriguing, with the Cinco de Mayo style 'dead guy' amidst some psychedelic colors.
This beer poured a deep red color that seems to glow and sported a thin tan head; I had to work a bit harder on the next few beers to get a thicker head, which still didn't stick around long. Minimal lacing on the nonic glass.
The smell of this brew is good, sweet and tempting - earthy bread and honey.
Mouthfeel is also good, but the taste is even better; I really noticed with this beer that the scent adds so much to the taste - At one point I poured one into a tall hefeweissen glass because it was all I had handy and the scent and taste were really deminished. Use a nonic or a glass with a wide mouth so you can really breathe. The taste is sweet but not cloying, with rich flavors that swirl and excite every part of the palate, with a special treat on the back of the tongue when swallowing; Exhale through your mouth after you swallow for a fresh kick of sweetness that washes away the earthy tones of the beer and leaves you ready for another sip.
I prefer this beer relatively cool; After it starts to warm up the alcohol becomes more noticeable; Never astringent or ginny, but it leaves a certain sickly taste as the carbonation starts to fade and the beer warms. 6.5 abv - a lot or a little depending on what you're used to, but two of these put me in a right cheerful mood. Definitely not a session beer but definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2005 08:59:02 | More by Tupperwolf
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