Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by SFLpunk:
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Painted red 750mL bottle with 2008 vintage date.
Appearance: Thick, almost frothy tan head with small bubbles. Thin, but solid layer of head remains after 45 seconds and some lacing on the pint glass. Medium-amber color.
Nose: Hops and a raisony-sweetness are my first thoughts. Maybe a hint of currant, and apricot. Something like Dulce de leche or maybe condensed milk (without the "ew, gross, it's condensed milk from a can" smell).
Palate: Softer carbonation than I thought based on the head. A smooth, medium-bodied mouth-feel. Nicely bitter when agitated to reveal classic Rogue hop characteristics. The hops still have that delicate floral flavor, which I appreciate. Midpalate is nicely sweet, but not cloying, and is countered by a bitter bite right before the medium-length finish.
Notes: A solid "double" version of the Dead Guy Ale, not quite as extreme as I was anticipating, what with the bizarre packaging. Worth a try and I'll definitely want more of this one!
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2008 02:26:13 | More by SFLpunk
More User Reviews:
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
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