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Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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1,159 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 85
Gots: 99 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
7 Ingredients:
Malts: 2-Row, Munich and C15.
Hops: Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

60 IBU
78 AA
25º Lovibond

(Beer added by: mnapier on 02-17-2008)
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Photo of Reidrover
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark golden,bright ale,nice creamy,thick creme coloured head.
great malty aromas, sugars,whiff of alcohol and cream.
Very creamy,malty taste, on the sweet side, some hint of hops but its small.Some alcohol in the end..almost sherry/port like.
Mouthfeel is rich and gooey..a tiny bit cloying maybe in the end.
Good drinker.
hmmmm this is like a hyper strength helles to me
Its Ok but probably not worth the cash most will spend for this.

Photo of trkerrigan
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I am unsure if presentation and price should pay a role in the perception of a brew, but when you pay $15 for a bright red painted bottle I think it should have some affect.

I admit I was drawn into the hype, "Wow! Look, this is a big red bottle... is pretty damn expensive... well it's gotta be amazing.... right?

...Well it was good.

The appearance is a nice clear golden amber, good head retention, and nice cream head.

Aroma was nothing spectacular, the malt most dominant

Taste was pleasant. The malt flavor was very interesting. I associated it much with smelling dry malt grain; it was a very sweet earthy taste. There was also a prominent hop flavor that stayed on my tongue. I was very pleased by the flavor complexity.

For a 9% abv this was a very drinkable beer. But, being that the Double Dead Guy is on the more expensive side, I probably won't be able to enjoy this brew that often.

Photo of WesWes
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thick and creamy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a slightly warming burnt toffee and roasted malt aroma that's sweet with a bit of dryness. The taste is good. It has a dry roasted malt flavor with a warm malty sweetness in the finish. It goes down very smooth with a slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good beer. It's complex and flavorful and highly drinkable even at 9%.

Photo of AltBock
3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

At first glance, it appears to be another expensive Rogue 750ml ceramic bottle, but it's instead an expensive red paint coated 750ml bottle. On the front it has a vertical "Rogue" with two skull and crossbones at the top. At the bottom is the vintage year and ABV%. This is the first year of this beer, so it should read 2008. The back of the bottle has the mandatory US information, ingredients, the beer's specifications, and two pictures that indicate what type of food this beer goes with. There is a picture of a pig and a campfire. That means it goes well with pork and BBQ. So I guess the perfect food match with this beer would be a Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich.

Appearance: They classified this beer as a Doppelbock on here, so I poured this beer into a Celebrator pilsner glass. Out the red coated bottle comes a beer that was a clear amber color with a small tint of pure gold blended in with it. On top of this amber brew was a nice 3/4 of an inch head of white foam. This head of foam had decent retention that left behind a string of white rings and a few spotty streaks of white lace. Not the best Doppelbock appearance, but not all that bad either.

Smell: The aroma was light to mild. There wasn't much going on in the aroma department. Even swirling around doesn't do anything to increase the aroma. The aroma was lightly malty with toasted caramel malts, a drop of molasses, and then it suddenly finishes up with crispy floral hops. Like I said before, there wasn't much going on in here. Average at best!

Taste: The taste was almost the same as the aroma, except the hop profile in the taste was a tab bit stronger. That means the taste was light to mild and lightly toasted with toasted caramel malts, a hint of molasses, a touch of grapefruit and pine, and then ends up on the bitter side with crispy Cascade hops. There really wasn't anything special about the taste. it was a little bit above average. If it's truly a Doppelbock, then it's on the lower end of the of the Doppelbock style.

Mouthfeel: This 9% ABV Rogue beer was light to medium bodied with crispy carbonation and with a hoppy and slightly malty aftertaste of toasted caramel malts, a splash of grapefruit, a hint of pine needles, and crispy floral hops. The hoppy aspect of the aftertaste stood around for a few minutes, but the matly aspect came and went.

Drinkability: There's a couple of reasons why the drinkability score is so low. First off was the smell of this beer. There wasn't much of anything in aroma. Second was the taste. There also wasn't much going on in there. Third is the price of this beer. Holy Crap! For the hefty price tag this beer carries, you could buy a few good session six packs or a delicious barrel aged beer. There's no way I would buy this average beer at such a high price. Be warned!

Photo of becktone
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes 11-5-08

Eye: Slightly cloudy orange/amber in color. Head formation is initially nice-nice creamy head, however the retention could use some work. It initially was at a nice size, but after a few minutes it diminishes to something that can definitely still be called a head but it would be nicer were it bigger. Lacing from the retreating head looks great.

Nose: Right away, up front, spicy, round, mellow, and floral hop aroma. Real nice from the hops on this one, kinda noble like. Its hard to get much more than that. Malt profile is pretty subdued...it doesn't take foreground, or ground for that matter, anywhere. It is just there to support. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, I mean its there, but for something thats 9% its pretty well hidden. Malt aroma is malty and grainy once you can get past the hops. However, I don't mean "malty" and "grainy" in the sense that I usually use the two words...basically the malt profile here is just a really nice smelling backbone. I think that it smells like the backbone of an IPA would if you could get past the hops...well here once the hops are out of the way you have this...I was hoping for much more from this beer.

Tongue: Hops are the first impression followed by alcohol, and then by hops which in turn are followed by sweet malts. Malt profile is a bit more complex than it was in the aroma. Warm, toasty and caramelly notes are what I pick up most. Big on the caramel notes...perhaps some butterscotch notes as well and a bit of diacetyl too. Unlike the aroma hops don't take the lead. Alcohol makes itself well known in the aftertaste, in a way that is almost repulsive...don't get me wrong, the beer tastes great, but the way that the alcohol is coming through on my palate just doesn't do it for me. The alcohol is hidden well enough for the majority of the time, but come round the after taste I get the residual feel and taste of alcohol, just doesn't seem to blend that well with the beer in my opinion.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: All in all, this beer is okay. All around okay. I think that there was more hype around this beer that what it actually deserves. Sure its good, but is it good enough to deserve all the hype that it got? I don't think so. I was so excited when I heard that this beer was coming out. Unfortunately I was let down hugely by it when I took my first sip. Now I've given a second or third chance..(I've tasted this beer on many different occassions before this) and still it doesn't meet what I think it should be concerning that hype that surrounded it. This is one that I'd not buy again were it a regular offering from Rogue, however, since this is a limited release I might buy a bottle to see how it changes over time and then one as well to use for trading or to sell on E-bay years from now....hopefully it will give me some kind of return. In the mouth the beer is medium-full, lightly carbonated-almost none at all. What this beer feels is almost what I'd say is good for it, maybe some more carbonation would be good, delicate bubbles on the tongue, not alot but there.

Photo of david131
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- A nice golden color with an ever so slight haze to it and a thin off white head.

S- Some sweet maltiness, caramel, and some citrusy hops. Somewhat restrained but there is some depth there.

T- Carmely malt and citrusy hops. A definite bitter edge, but that subsides pretty quickly to end up being pretty smooth.

M- Smooth... surprisingly smooth. The carbonation level is great.

D- A smooth, easy drinking beer. I was surprised to find out that this was 9% ABV.

Photo of Strix
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear orange with a fluffy head.

Smells of caramel and honey, with that typical Rogue smell.

Tastes of caramel and honey, but at the point in regular Dead Guy where a hop kick comes in, this just fades out, with alcohol fairly noticeable in the finish. Hops are in there somewhere, but get sort of lost.

Smoother and more viscous than regular Dead Guy, lots of carbonation.

Very interesting. I'm a big Rogue fan, but this fell a bit short for me. This had a lot to live up to though, because I love the Dead Guy.

Photo of GClarkage
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11/7/08- Purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle. Not ceramic style, but painted bright red. Poured into my Duvel tulip. 2008 release.

Appearance- Light cola-like color. Maybe a deep iced tea color. Head is a full inch plus a bit which settles at a very light rim. Lacing is light with some spotty places.

Smell- Mild nose with some woodsy hops and some toasted cocca malt. Really restrained though, which is odd for Rogue.

Taste- Don't know what to make of this beer. Has some traits of Doppelbock and a DIPA. More malty than hoppy, but has a good handful of pine hops. The malt is well toasted and has a light chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel- A bit high on the carbonation for a doppelbock. Not really as thick as it should be per the abv. Does leave a nice hoppy aftertaste though.

Drinkability- All in all an average brew. Has it's moments, but nothing to spectacular here. Not worth the nearly $10 price tag I paid.

Photo of wiseguy142
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a really beautifully clear dark honey color with an attractive head that seems not just to sit on top of the beer but fade into the rest in a gradient. Aroma is a lot like normal dead guy- a little bready and airy. Taste has a little more of an american hop feel, sort of like a barleywine. A very delicious beer, obviously well made, but expensive as hell and I don't think that much far above normal dead guy, especially when it comes to price.

Photo of rowew
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 22 oz bomber, very nice red painted bottle. Until I cracked it open and saw the neck I thought it may have been a different type of ceramic. 2008 listed on the bottle, along with the normal Rogue information.

Appearance: Clear reddish orange, nice off white head with great retention.

Smell: Caramel, a bit of burnt sugar.

Taste: Similar in flavors to the aroma - lots of malt sweetness, but stops short of being cloying. The burnt sugar is a nice addition.

Overall impression: Interesting - this isn't something I would want all the time, but it is a nice example of some interesting flavors you can get out of malt.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a clear burnt orange. A thin head has some decent resilience and leaves a full, spotted layer all around.

Aroma - a faint graininess paired with a light honey aroma. Nice at first but fades to near invisibility after setup.

Taste - plenty of malt flavor, with the expected early sweetness. A light touch of dark fruit and a bit of chocolate. The swallow shows some great balancing bitterness, maybe a little much for the style but definitely in character for Rogue. Finishes with a notable alcohol kick, a mild to moderate bitter dryness, and a final kiss of cocoa.

Mouthfeel - a properly weighty doppelbock. Good smoothness and low key carbonation.

Drinkability - very tasty and an ideal way to wind down the Halloween '08 weekend. Another pricy bottle, a good beer but not worth $13.

Photo of PBoegel
2.73/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I am a big fan of Rogue, and as such never really understood the definition of Dead Guy as a Maibock. A variation perhaps, but certainly not a real Maibock.

Double dead guy is most certainly not a Doppelbock, and while an interesting variation on their flagship beer, I found it just an add on to the already crowded Double this, Double that market. High octane for the sake of it alone.

The appearance was nice, deep amber but the head dissipated almost immediately. The nose was burnt sugar and alcohol, with same faint grainy malt and a bit of grassy hop character.

The taste fairly similar with some very clean raisiny dried fruit notes but mostly burnt sugars. Very little malt impact on the palate.

A bit cloying, and not a beer that is invitingly drinkable.

Photo of jim102864
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've enjoyed it's namesake maibock for years now so it made sense to give the new breed a test ride. And how can anyone pass this up with the screaming red aluminum bottle and double skull and bones? Awesome packaging but uninspired contents.

Poured into me clear nonic glass. All the copper kettle color of a pale ale with a one finger bed of head.

Very little to talk about regarding the nose. Evidence of metal in the form of copper penny. Maybe a trace of hops but that's about it.

As to taste, no way this is a 72 IBU brew as the hops are barely discernable. No way this is a doppelbock either. More like a watered down pale ale. Certainly not a souped-up maibock which given the name, is exactly what I expected. Metallic in the finish. Ho-hum overall.

Smooth mouthfeel and mild like it's single brother.

It's drinkable but it's not all that interesting. I love Rogue and the creativity displayed in most of their brews is enlightening, but sadly this is not.

Photo of bamadog
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice pour with an immediate head of about two fingers. The color was nice, a strong amber.

Smell: Hoppy, but not overpowering. Also, there's a nice sweet smell in the back, kind of like honey.

Taste: Again, hoppy. I would say a little bitter, but again the sweet kind of sneaks up behind. A little citrus in the back.

Mouthfeel: Heavier than I would have expected and it coats the inside of your mouth and lingers pretty solidly. Kind of chewy.

Drinkability: I find it to be very drinkable and a nice change from what I typically drink. I understand it's categorized as a dopplebock, but being newer to the review game, it is more reminiscent of a strong ale.

Serving Type: Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Overall, I am thoroughly enjoying this brew. I used to live in Oregon and found myself becoming quite partial to anything that Rogue put out, so I was happy to find something different in Kentucky of all places. A great find and well worthy anyone's time and money in trying (and you do have to pay a little bit more for it).

Photo of KeefD
2.9/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Double Dead Guy. My Halloween beer for the evening. Pours a crystal clear bronze color with a nice long lasting head but light lacing. Big carbonation bubbles making their way to the keeping good head retention. Aroma is not so great. Slightly vegetal, cooked malts, some hop aroma, but nothing overboard. Aroma is about half of regular Dead Guy, not Double. Very malty brew, plenty of sweet caramel flavors. Hop flavor not as prevalent as the regular stuff. It's bitter, but not in a flavorful sort of way. Alcohol warming can be felt and is not well-hidden. Fairly creamy on the tongue. Not all-to-drinkable.

I must say that was kind of underwhelmed by this brew and had higher expectations. I would rather just drink two Dead Guys in succession than drink one of these. I'm glad my girlfriend is drinking the other half of this bottle as I don't think I'd want to finish a whole one for myself.

Most certainly NOT a Doppelbock which makes me wonder why it was listed so in the first place.

Photo of zeff80
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, orange or amber color with a thick, bubbly, foamy, tan, three-finger head. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel, roasted malt and grassy/citrusy hops.

T - Very spicy bitter hops it you upon first sip. The caramel maltiness comes along to balance out the hop kick. Nice citrus flavors come through, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer despite the high ABV.

D - This was delicous. I wish I had been able to try it while it was on tap in town.

Photo of MMAJYK
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright copper, clear; little 1/4" head that goes away pretty quickly, but leaving patchy and streaky lacing.

S- Light whiskey aromas, sweet rich caramel malt, butter pecans, licorice, not much for hops.

T- Sweet malty caramel and toffee tastes. The bittering hop hits you on the back of the tongue to offer a slight bite to offset the sweetness.

M- Medium to oily in the mouth; somewhat sticky. Carbonation is middle of the road.

D- Maybe just a little on the sweet side, but definitely a good drink for this Halloween Night 2008.

Photo of Floydster
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce cool looking red bottle purchased from BevMo in Torrance for $10.99, split with my dad on 10/28/08, reviewed from notes, poured into my crazy Urthel glass

A-Golden amber with some lighter tint, thin 1/2 inch creamy white head that went away quickly, not much retention, glass was clean, no lacing
S-Plums, herbal notes, light hoppiness, candied sugar, booze, other dark fruits, mild citrus, caramel, toffee, and lots of sweetness
T-Starts off with bready malt right away with some sweetness in back of it, fruity middle made up of mangoes, apples, and the plums I recognized in the smell, finish is hot with more sweet qualities, later on dates and figs become a somewhat dominant taste, not near enough hops in here to battle out the booze and fruit but still works well for the most part, gets almost too sweet by the end and malts are dominant
M-Sticky, sweet, warm, and mouthfeel, full bodied that was on the verge of being syrupy, needed some more carbonation in my opinion, taste lingers with sweetness
D-Definitely a sipper, alcohol is not hidden at all, that and sweet accents make it hard to drink, somehow stays pretty smooth though, can be heavy at times

This one did not seem like a dopplebock for me, especially in regards to the color, I would call it more of a maibock or even and imperial red at times, this beer is quite expensive for what it is, think some age might mellow it out a bit and that might be needed, I would not buy it again, worth trying but pricey

Photo of cokes
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a translucent copper-amber-peach color with a tight ecru foam that endures for a couple minutes before vanishing.
Sweet caramel nougat and bruised fruits on the nose with a definite vinous alcohol flair.
It enters the mouth with a sweetbread doughiness, all glazed with caramel, and topped with a variety of fruits, mostly appearing as phantasms, Indistinct figs, dates, mangoes, apricots, and green raisins. A touch yeasty in the middle, with a reacquisition of the sweet, doughy tones. Hops are essentially shut out, tastewise, but this remains balanced enough to be drinkable and non-cloying. Alcohol shows up late with notable Zinfandel-grapey warmth.
Heavy bodied, but a slow, struggling carbonation stays with it throughout. For it's strength, it's a nice malt-focused drinker/sipper. But I'd like something to stand up and take charge, aside from it just tasting larger than normal.

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Delaney's Tap Room in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a ruddy, off-blush dark amber with a thin veil of foam which dissipated rather quickly, leaving nothing on the brew not the glass.

S: Smells a bit fruity and alcoholic, with hints of candied plum and slick, herbal hops.

T: Taste is big, sugary and a tad alcoholic. The brew starts with a full-bodied, dark candied fruit flavor. The malts are heavily roasted, giving off a little sweet, smoky flavor. A bit of oaky smoothness lends a liquor-like quality to this doppelbock. A big beer.

M: Mouthfeel is full-bodied, sticky and sugary.

D: A very nice sipper, but a brew to be dubbed as a "one-and-done." Real alcoholic, yet smooth, with a sugary, woody quality that is warming and enjoyable.

May be a bit steeply-priced, but if you're a fan of big, sweet alcoholic bocks, this is a quality one, so a no brainer. I'm more inclined to stick to the regular Dead Guy Ale for a night of partying.

Photo of Pencible
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage. This poured a clear dark copper with tan head. It smelled like sweet honey and burnt caramel malt with some grapefruit hops. It tasted like sweet caramel and honey malts with bitter grapefruit and pine hops, and a bit of confectioners sugar for added sweetness. It was oily with a bit of carbonation, and had a bitter aftertaste. Overall this wasn't terribly different from other Rogue beers. I guess using the same malts and hops will do that to a brewery. But this still had a great, clean flavor that hid the alcohol well, so it was quite easy to drink. And it had a nice body too. So it wasn't super unique, and didn't really seem to fit the style, but it was still a very enjoyable drink. However, I don't really feel like it was worth the extra cost, so I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Photo of t0rin0
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this at the Stuffed Sandwich tonight among about a dozen others that Sam was pawning off on us, most of which were retired light beers like the Royal Duffer Golf Society Premium Ale and a couple of Casta beers. I'll start off by saying this is not a doppelbock and dead guy is not a bock. They are ambers.

Pours about right, mostly copper in color but some red showing. Clear, medium head and lacing, not much lacing.

Aroma is sweet and malty, heavy on the crystal malts for sure but very boozy. Not real inviting at the 60 degrees or what ever it was served at. Maybe better cold? I doubt it though as the soft malts wouldn't be as noticeable I'm sure.

The flavor was alright. Quite sweet, only a touch of bitterness. Some booze present but not like the aroma. It doesn't have the strange chalkiness that I usually find in ambers and reds so I guess thats a plus.

Medium/heavy body but not quite as much CO2 as it should have, still quite alright. Drinkable but I wouldn't buy it. Again, not a doppelbock by any stretch, I'm not even sure this is a lager. Overall an alright beer.

Photo of CortexBomb
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Basic impressions:

A bigger, boozier version of Rogue's standard Dead Guy. The smoothly sweet caramel malts from the normal brew are on display here, but the alcohol content is kicked up a significant notch and results in a boozy afterbite which is not present in the normal beer, IMO to the beer's detriment.

In terms of the nose, appearance, and my overall impressions of this beer: it's about on par with Dead Guy. For whatever it's worth, I would rather have the normal beer, and that's even without taking into account the double priced nature of this offering. In terms of Doppelbocks, I would rather pay this price for stuff like Celebrator, Dark Horse's Percolator, or less for locals like Bell's Consecrator, or even the Sam version.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nose is softy hoppy with a robust malt character and lots of fruit.

Pours a dark caramel gold color, good clarity, nice foamy head with lasting retention.

First sip brings an incredibly viscous body thick with flavor and sensation. Dark fruit and rich biscuity malt, citrus and floral hops, nutty, slightly alcoholic, tart, slightly bitter, bright fruity hops with floral bouquet, slightly grainy and dry, brown paper packages tied up in strings, et cetera, et cetera. There's a lot going on in this brew. Lots of hop oils to coat the tongue. Sticky sweet malt and lots of it - very savory.

Nice. An explosion of flavor. I still think Dead Guy stands taller as a good solid beer, but this isn't bad and it isn't lacking in residual sugar.

Photo of jdg204
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Porters Pub was the sight of another fine offering, another Rogue selection that I was most eageer to try.

A: Pours deep amber with a creamy, off-white head.

S: Caramel with citric, earthy and floral notes.

T: Caramel, alcohol, earthy/citric backing. Sweet with a late, almost detached bitterness balancing it.

M: It's on the fuller side of medium-bodied. Alcohol is noticeable, but not sharp. Drinks well despite that. This is a nice one!

D: Pretty decent offering from Rogue, though a bit odd for a dopplebock (I didn't even realize it was one until later). I enjoyed the brew, but the retail price is a bit questionable. Go out of your way if you're a big Rogue fan, else just wait until you happen to come across this at a bar.

Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
89 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.