Double Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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Double Dead Guy AleDouble Dead Guy Ale

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526 Reviews

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Reviews: 526
Hads: 1,183
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 101
Gots: 117 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mnapier on 02-17-2008

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
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Reviews: 526 | Hads: 1,183
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to Duel tulip.

A - Medium amber colour; translucent with two fingers of foamy cream coloured head.

S - Some bready/grainy notes with a slight caramel sweetness and a slight bitterness as well. A weak overall nose.

T - A good overall bitterness, some sweet caramel and very faint dark fruit notes. A good beer but it doesn't seem to come together for me and something seems missing to bring this one over the top.

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Light carbonation. (483 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice honey-gold color with an inch+ of white head that had good retention and decent lacing.

The aroma was a bit sweet, with some hops at the back of the nose. The taste was very good, a nice mix of malt and hops with a tangy finish.

The body was decent, but a little too thin, with a lingering finish. Drinkability was decent, and will very much depend on how much you like the taste. Overall, a decent beer that I sort of like. I hate the regular Dead Guy (it tastes like it has an actual dead guy in it), but enjoy one of these every so often. (588 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red brown with a nice tan head and lacing. Aroma of sweet and caramel malt, dark fruit, citrus. Nice medium full mouth feel. Subdued caramel and toasted malt and dark fruit flavors with an interesting peppery and hoppy finish. Not overly complex, but nice. (329 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a deep, rustic, marzen-orange with a 2 finger creamy, sandy-beige colored head that was well lasting falling to a thin covering while leaving concentric rings for lacing down the sides of the glass. Visible carbonation was light.

S: light, with a honey-caramel sweetness, with an underlying fresh pine and citrus hopping. Overall the aroma was moderately sweet and fair in strength.

T: sweet, dry toasted caramel with a citrusy flowery hopping. Bitter, dry with noticeable alcohol fusels (nutmeg) which produces a light alcohol warming. Dried honey, dried citrus with a powdery pollen hopping. There is some dried fruitiness (apples) from the yeast while a spicy and bitter hopping of dried grapefruit rounds things out and sticks around lingering quite a bit after the swallow with some spicy floral notes.

M: full-bodied, oily, with a good viscosity. Bitter, dry with a lingering dry citrus hopping graces the tongue with a good lingering fade. Carbonation is very soft.

D: Overall, some noticeable alcohol fusels and warming may limit consumptions, but much like the beer, you will warm up to this the more you drink. (1,138 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Stellar looking beer. Luminescent amber cranberry body. Foamy light tan head with excellent retention and lace.

S - Huge, deep, bready malt nose. Pumpernickel, raisin, prune, rum fruit cake, and brown sugar.

T - Bready malt explodes through the profile but miraculously manages to stay dry. Thyme-like bitters up front, burnt honey, walnut, nutmeg, brown breads, and caramel. Dry, earthy, light char, semi-bitter finish.

M - Broad and round with a medium/full body.

O - Pretty delicious. One of the better malt-forward brews on the market. (547 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber/copper color. 2/3 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, alcohol, all spice, and some raisin. Fits the style of an American Strong Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and sharp with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness associated with this brew. Tastes of hops, alcohol, sweet malt, tart malt, and slight citrus. Overall, strong flavor, noticeable alcohol, good blend, and good appearance. (482 characters)

Photo of Derek
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port.

This is not a doppelbock. The only thing that's vaguely 'bock' is the strength & the touch of Munich malt. The hopping is actually more like the Brutal Bitter than the Dead Guy.

It blurs all style boundaries, I'd be inclined to call it an American Strong Ale.

A: Deep amber-copper with an off-white head; little retention & lace.

S: Huge hop aroma, the Crystal hops are readily apparent (grassy, piny & a hint of citrus). Some underlying American pale malt aroma.

T: Huge hop flavour (grassy, piny & a little citrus). Slight grainyness from the American Pale Malt with a touch of toffee. Assertive Bitterness.

M: Very well-attenuated moderate body has an incredibly dry finish.

D: You've gotta adore the crystal hop for this one.

Commercial info:
"Malts: 2-row Pale, Munich, C15. Hops. Cascade for boil (because John was out pf Perle) and Crystal for aroma (because John was out of Sterling ...) IBU's approx 50-60. 19.8 Plato Original Gravity, 4.9 Plato Terminal Gravity." (1,004 characters)

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy amber with orange hues. Sticky, foamy head.

S - Very sweet, malt syrup. Simple syrup, toffee, vanilla, caro syrup. Hints of honey and fruit nectar.

T - A blend of sweet malt character with floral hop bitterness. Molasses and caramel, with earthy bread. Floral hop spice and dry herbal presence. Fruity nuances in the back end. 9% ABV emitting some boozy, fruity notes. Not as malty as the nose lead on, as the hop profile shows through. Some caramel sweetness lingers.

M - Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Drinks like a double IPA with a pronounced drying effect. Somewhat viscous on the palate, but finishes crisp and dry.

O - Definitely a heightened version of DGA, with a more assertive flavor profile. Malt and hops are ramped up. (759 characters)

Photo of Viggo
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, big thanks to NASH for sending in the CanBIF5!

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange, almost red, thick and chunky slightly off white head forms, slowly drops to a thick layer and ring, a shit ton of lace sticks to the glass, big chunks. Smell is nice, very malty, big bready malty character, raisin, toffee, graham crackers, brown sugar, lightly fruity, mostly just a very thick and malty aroma, some alcohol comes through. Taste is similar, insanely malty, caramel, very bready, biscuits and light toast, brown sugar, dry crackers, a touch of fruity sweetness, Werthers candies, very malty, butterscotch, alcohol is hidden well. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation, very thick and chewy. Just a real big malty ale, doppelbock/old ale character. Good stuff! (791 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Caramel colored body. Slight haze. Bubbly dirty white head. Lacing is quite abundant for a 9% beer. Very thick nose of malt. True to form for a dopplebock. Throw in some blackstrap molasses and a little anise and you've got yourself a damn nice aroma. Upon tasting, it's really hard to tell that this fucker's got 72 IBUs with all the malt that I'm getting. Don't get me wrong, I get the hops and bitterness, but this is a malt forward beer, as it should be, with a little bit of a hop 'zing' "Rogue Style." It's a very enjoyable beverage. The malts are rich and bready. Oozing with nougat and caramel. Bread pudding comes to mind as well in a ghostly kind of way. It's way too easy to drink for the octane level. I notice the alcohol, but it's not intrusive and really fits into the context of the whole beer nicely. Well done. (828 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle
2008 edition

A- Pours an amber color with a large off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing and possesses excellent retention as well.

S- The aroma is filled with a lot of malt with caramel and honey. It is a very good malty aroma that is rather inviting.

T- The taste like the aroma features a really nice malty base, with the hops coming out much more in the taste compared to the nose. The citric hops provide a nice bitterness in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is damn near perfect. The full body possesses a really nice texture with a perfect amount of carbonation.

D- The hops can be a little harsh at times and it can get a little hot in the finish witch does hurt drinkability a little bit. Not bad though.

Overall, Double Dead Guy is a pretty solid brew that is definitely worth a try. (813 characters)

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

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

This pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a good 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is big grain with some roasted malt and bread. Some nice caramel malt notes here as well.

The taste is malty sweet in spades! Big bread and light roasted malts add to the flavour nicely. Pretty big warming durin and after the swallow but it's a very tasty brew.

The mouthfeel and carbonation....medium and silky smooth.

Drinkability? The big bottle and ample abv say this is a one of at a sitting but it's certainly not at all hard to drink. I like! (595 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

After being pretty disappointed with regular dead guy ale, I went ahead and ventured the waters of double dead guy. Darker than normal dead guy, its a darker golden, almost light brown, not much head to it. Can't pick up much aroma.

Taste, just a thicker dead guy. No complexity, just blah. Lots of alcohol, aged in rubbing alcohol almost, almost fusel like. More bitterness, still nothing appreciable in hop mouthfeel. Seems to have a yeastier taste perception on it. Toffee. Malty, nutty.

Too expensive for a blase beer in my book, not impressed. (550 characters)

Photo of dgilks
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly clear, deep amber colour with a small, creamy off-white head. Decent head retention.

Big, rich, sweet malt aroma. I get lots of caramel and melanoidin. A tiny hint of earthiness. Clean, malty goodness.

Big, malt flavour with those notes of caramel and toffee. Biscuity too. The beer is nonetheless incredibly balanced with a big bitterness charge cutting through. No real hop flavour but that is a good thing. Big, tasty, yummy.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Suitable to match the beer.

A big, tasty beer with lots going on. Well worth a try. (569 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml. pink bottle. 2009 batch. Sampled on Christmas Day 2009. The pour is an amber-red color with a foamy creamy head and nice lacing. The clarity is quite good. The aroma has a bit of roasted caramel malts, some raisin, and a little floral hop. Good medium to heavy mouthfeel. The taste has a little bitterness, a little tartiness, and a dry hoppy finish. Very nice brew. (383 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown color with a thin one-finger head and not much else to see.

Aroma is strong and chewy with hints of raisin and brown sugar in the nose.

Taste is strong upfront with some alcohol burn masking flavors of chewy malt, raisin and brown sugar. Smooth and clean once past the alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is dry and chewy with a bit of alcohol burn. Smooth.

Drinkability is pretty good here. Beer needs some aging to get rid of the alcohol burn. Otherwise, a great doppelbock that makes me hunger for pizza. (522 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caramel and orangey sunshine hues captivate the slow, tiny bubbles making their way to the top of a ring o' foam head. Don't care much for the lack of foam. Sweet , toasted and faintly sugared malts give off aromas plums. Plus the faintly herbal and grassy hops. Thisis one bitter dopplebock, 72 IBU's!!! Astringent at the beginning of the taste. Then the malt definition???? Very interesting. Astringent, lmos medicinal hops in the front. Then sweet toasted caramel and crystal malts in the middle. The finish sees a blending of herbal chammomile and rosemary from the hops blending with very sweet, bready malts. Lots of caramel and toast. Very clean palate for a dopplebock. I wish there was some more sweet lingerings going on in this beer. Alcohol seeps in on the finish. (776 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy copper/dark amber color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head with fair retention. Thin lacing washed down the sides.

S: Spicy hops, citrus and grapefruit.

T: Sweet caramel malts and bitter hop finish. some hot alcohol lingering maltiness in the finish.

M: Light side of medium body. Carbonation in good balance.

D: Good beer in the style. I like pretty big malty beers and thought it to be smooth, but maybe a bit to warming. (443 characters)

Photo of bark
3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Vintage 2009.

The colour is red-brown, the liquid is clear. The warm white head is low. Fine lacing.

The smell got notes of honey, sweet malt and some clean bitterness.

Honey is also present in the taste. Bitter, somewhat sharp notes. Dense sweetness. The body is thin. Aged notes of raisins, alcohol and frowsy hops.

Light sharp carbonation. Light liquid.

Too old. Boring. (382 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear dark amber/red color with an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. It smells like caramel malt, bread/biscuit, yeast and some citrusy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma but with some pepper and alcohol noticable. Also the hops come out much stronger in the finish than I expected as the bitter hops linger around a quite while. With that being said, there's still good balance in this beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit oily and chewy and also has good carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and enjoyable to drink. Overall I think this is a good brew, I'd pick it up again for sure. (711 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Taco Macs in downtown Atlanta. The beer style wasn't stated, but I claim it to be a hopped doppelbock (not unlike Smooth Hoperator). The beer was a little murky, dark copper colored. The aroma was malty and bock-like with a citrus character added to the mix. The taste was nice, sweet malty flavor with aggressive hops on top adding some bitter citrus sweetness. A little ethyl alcohol is apparent in the flavor, keeping the drinkability score low for me. An interesting beer that I'm glad I tried. (519 characters)

Photo of glid02
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on-tap at BSP in Atlanta.

Pours a dark copper color with a little less than a one-finger white head that dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles on top and a medium-sized ring around the glass. Lacing is not very sticky.

Smells pretty good. An equal amount of sweet and bready malts along with a mild hop aroma - mostly bitterness.

Tastes similar to the smell. It's sweet up front, that delves into a more bready flavor near the end, along with some mild bitterness. Very robust. There's a warming sensation, but other than that there's no real sign of the high ABV.

Mouthfeel is solid. It's got a good thickness, and the carbonation is enough to bring out the flavors. Goes down very smoothly.

Drinkability is good. The flavors all work well together, but nothing really stands out as superb.

Overall I was hoping for a bit more, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a good beer. Worth a shot if for no other reason than it's a limiting offering from the boys at Rogue. (980 characters)

Photo of claspada
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aromas are intially citrus/orange and slight spicy hop characteristics are well. SOme mild caramel and nutty maltiness.
Taste follows the nose with a creamy/caramelly maltiness but the hops immediately jump in (not abbrasive or extremely bitter, but they definitely assert themselves). As this warms you can detect more of the darker grain flavors of brown sugar/chocolate.
Mouthfeel is full and chewy; also a little resiny/sticky from the aggressive apricot/citrus hop flavors. Overall this is a very good beer, but not for the inflated price point associated with this 2x series from Rogue. I also like the original Dead GUy more and if I didn't know what this beer was I would have a hard time comparing it/knowing it was supposed to be a 2x version of Rogue's flagship. (773 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber split with Swedes21

Appearance - Mostly clear copper colour with a large size off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, an earthiness

Taste & Mouth - There is a slightly below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some hops. As well, there is a little bit of an orange flavour and a rustiness. As the beer warmed up I could also pick up on some light chocolate flavour. The beer finishes with a malty slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall – I think I expected more from this beer. The flavour was well balanced, but it just didn’t have a wow factor. The smell was very light and the feel was pretty boring. The taste is nice and the alcohol is well hidden however. (848 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a rich, dark amber color and a thick, cloudy texture. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A somewhat underplayed smell of hops, malt, and some caramel.

T: Tasted of hops, caramel, pine, and a nice, subtle maltiness. This almost tastes like a barleywine, though not quite as thick and viscous. Still, a solid earthy flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a powerful, fairly forceful beer. A well made, interesting brew. (538 characters)

Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.