Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by doppelmeup:
2.9/5 rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured an orange-amber with nice lacing and a creamy head.
Very alcoholicy aroma, sweet malt with brown sugar overtones.
The taste is strange. There is a definite syrupy sweet doppelbock flavor, but then a burst of hop bitterness hits you. It seems way out of place in this beer and I didn't care for it. The label lists IBUs of 72. I know Rogue likes to push the envelope, but some things (like the flavor of doppelbocks) shouldn't be tampered with.
Thick mouthfeel, with a definite alcohol burn and aftertaste that warms all the way down.
Not wild about this beer. Very expensive ($10) for the bomber, and I just didn't like it. Many other doppelbocks out there that taste a lot better at half the price. Celebrator, anyone?
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2008 21:39:22 | More by doppelmeup
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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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