Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
4.09/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this beer review #440, as the glass I've been using since review #1 came to unfortunate end just mere moments ago.
Appearance - Pours a hazy, bright copperish amber with an off-white head that sits 2 fingers thick. Good retention. Lacing is spotty, with little stick.
Smell - Consists mainly of raisin, stone fruit and touches of astringency. Lesser notes of toffee, caramel and bread complete the aroma.
Taste - Hits on notes of caramel, toffee, fruity esters like earthy red apple, hints of stone fruit, and underlying honey that shines mid-taste. Finishes with moderate hop character that touches on orange and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel - full-bodied with a light syrupy stickiness, and moderate carbonation. Tingles the lips. Goes down smooth, with a faint trace of heat.
Overall - A solid effort from Rogue, and my 3rd or 4th endeavor with this beer over the years. It takes the basics of Dead Guy and builds upon that, creating a strong, beefy version of it's namesake. That said, it's not worth the high cost, because the regular Dead Guy does the job just as well for less than half the price ( or approx. 1/4th if going by sixer pricing. Yeesh!)
This did help me get over losing my reviewing glass, however, so thank you DDG!
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 06:03:25 | More by TheSixthRing
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
89 out of 100 based on 1,062 ratings.