Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by pilotgod:
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
2009 bottling poured from 750ml bottle into Pint glass.
A: Pours a deep burgundy color, about 27 on the SRM scale. A decent one finger tan head dissolves down to a fine film on tjhe glass. When held to the light, the color and haziness of the beer scatters the light in such a way as to appear as if it is internally lit. Lacing is very pronounced for the style.
S: There is a definite sweetness that is detected and as the beer warms goes from a molasses to toffee in character. Some hops are noticed as is a bit of alcohol, but both are very relaxed.
T: This one fills your mouth with its presence. The first taste is of malts and fruits with the alcohol making a supporting role appearance. For a 9% ABV beer, it is quite balanced and doesn't have a boozy note as it is balanced by the sugars giving it a burnt molasses or caramel quality.
M: You'll know you've got a full bodied beer when you drink it. It isn't overpowering, but definitely presents as a "warmer" beer that is a sipper. Carbonation is on the higher side of moderate and gives a tingle to the gums, but this helps bring out more of the flavors mentioned above. Alcohol presence is noticeable, but well balanced so as not to feel like it was boozed up.
D: I love this beer for those cold gray days. Some people choose to grab Hot Cocoa and sit by the fire, instead I grab a warmer, like Double Dead Guy.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2011 01:16:23 | More by pilotgod
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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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