Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
3.15/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Chilled 750ml bottle poured into a sniffer.
Prior to pouring it I am immediately taken by the killer red bottle, very cool looking. In a way it lends a little to the beer that ends up in the glass. The body is a very bold reddish copper with a thick two fingers of fluffy white head that stays in place for a reasonable amount of time.
Aroma is mostly spicy hops with a strong pine and floral edge, did not notice the caramel that others have mentioned.
Taste is huge upfront, even a little bit aggressive, but evolves into a more straight forward blend of sour malt, citrus fruits and pine.
Well balanced mouth feel. a light to moderate level of carbonation marries with a refreshing and smooth body. The finish is a long drawn out process with many of the sour and pine notes clinging on tightly.
I can definitely see the Barley wine comparison. It is not really my thing and the scoring may show that, but if the features I have listed resonate with you then I say go for it, you'll love it.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2010 16:25:41 | More by SleepyMonk
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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
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