Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Ratings: 1,063 | Reviews: 524 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nixhecks:
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Right off the bat, I have to say this beer is nothing like any dopplebock I have ever had, yet at the same time I have never felt that the regular Dead Guy Ale ever fit into a "category" either. To compare/review this as a dopplebock is certain to bring about misconceptions. That said...
The way I feel about this beer is that it is very accurately titled as a Double Dead Guy. I found myself thinking that this beer tasted, smelled, and yada yada like a concentrated Dead Guy - thus, double Dead Guy.
Had a standard pour - nice head, medium carbonation that subsided after a few minutes. Cloudy and dark tan in color.
Smell was dominated by a malty, "box of raisins" aroma - I couldn't pick up any real hoppiness.
Taste - Like i said, I've never been a huge fan of Rogue's Dead guy, but I have drank a lot of 'em and, to me, this really tasted like a big Dead Guy...Hardly any hops, yet there is still enough bitterness to carry your tastebuds out of a malt infested warzone and into safety...I wouldn't call it balanced but I wouldn't say it is out-of-wack either.
Mouthfeel - perfect...carbonation and body are both suitable for a Double Dead Guy, as well as for any brew that claims to have any similarities .
Drinkabiliy - One is plenty, at least for me. Supplement this brew with others of similar quality and characteristic - if you like to slam down Dead Guy Ale, then you will love to sip away at this one
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2009 04:05:08 | More by nixhecks
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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
89 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.