Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by kemoarps:
3.43/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
poured a nice milky amber, with a decent head, although it faded fairly quickly. Nice lacing and a decent trail down the glass leave a positive impression even after having finished the beverage.
The smell reveals the hoppy inclination of this brew, with a flowery almost fruity element as well.
In terms of it's effect once it hits the tongue, the taste follows through on hte aromatic style presented by the head, with a predominantly hoppy onslaught, followed through with some flowery twinges, followed through with a fruity sweetness that reveals the underbelly of this beast without leaving it vulnerable to attack. The mouthfeel is adequate, with a delicate yet very present carbonation, not quite dancing, almost rolling over the tongue; though not in a steamroller-esque fashion, in more of a tidal fashion, leaving one with a bit of a bitter (hop) aftertaste, but not overpowering the drinker, and leaving this a reasonably drinkable draft even for those not naturally inclined towards a brew pf this hoppy a variety.
My friend gave it to me on my birthday out of her private stock, and overall, I see why she loves it, however it does not fit perfectly with my personal preference. For the type of beer it is, it is a tasty concoction, worth the experience, though it is outside my bouds of preference, overall, as I would gladly drink it if offered, or if it were availabe, though I would not necessarily go and spend 12 bucks on a 22 of it for myself. my dad would probably like it though...
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2008 09:45:16 | More by kemoarps
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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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