Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
3.68/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A bigger, boozier version of Rogue's standard Dead Guy. The smoothly sweet caramel malts from the normal brew are on display here, but the alcohol content is kicked up a significant notch and results in a boozy afterbite which is not present in the normal beer, IMO to the beer's detriment.
In terms of the nose, appearance, and my overall impressions of this beer: it's about on par with Dead Guy. For whatever it's worth, I would rather have the normal beer, and that's even without taking into account the double priced nature of this offering. In terms of Doppelbocks, I would rather pay this price for stuff like Celebrator, Dark Horse's Percolator, or less for locals like Bell's Consecrator, or even the Sam version.
Serving type: on-tap
10-29-2008 20:42:41 | More by CortexBomb
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4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours hazy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, nuttiness, light pepper, floral, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, nuttiness, light pepper, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/toasty malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice strong ale. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready/nutty malt and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 00:26:09 | More by superspak
Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 1,062 ratings.