Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by amiles:
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at Chicago's Long Room this evening, 4 bucks a goblet. It was listed as 9.5% alchohol.
A: It was dark in the bar, but looked inviting much like the normal 'Dead Guy'. Medium Brown with reddish highlights, light tan small head.
S: Again, inviting... Enjoyed the whiffs I got from my glass. Bit of hop, and alcohol; I like to know it's there.
T: Shocked my taste buds a bit the first sip, so it had a decent hop character. Aftertaste was a caramel maltiness. Nice combination, and balance. Also again, much like the standard Dead Guy with a bit more 'kick'.
M: Nothing to write home about, but I suppose that's a good thing? Nothing funky, but nothing amazing.
D: Could've had another one (or two), but the Dreadnaught they just tapped at the same price was a bit more tempting.
Nice beer, and will have again if it's not gone before I go back.
Serving type: on-tap
04-01-2008 03:23:10 | More by amiles
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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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