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John John Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

John John Dead Guy AleJohn John Dead Guy Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

540 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels"

Malts: Carastan, Rogue Micro-Barley Farm Dare & Risk malts.
Hops: Saaz, Willamette, Rogue Micro-Farm Hop Yard Revolution hops.
Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

16º PLATO
40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: RedBrewer83 on 01-10-2010)
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought a bottle of this at Boonton Liquor Outlet in Boonton, NJ. Into a tulip, it poured golden-orange, with a high degree of carbonation, two fingers of off-white head, and great retention and lacing. The nose revealed citrus, honey, caramel, oak, cherry, and vanilla. The taste was a beautiful blend of the aforementioned flavors at first, then dissolving to a more pronounced malty cherry-vanilla flavor on the finish, with only a slight hint of the alcohol content. Dry warmth afterwards, which further reinforced the mental association with whiskey. With the great head retention, it felt creamy smooth, as less carbonation was evident in the feel than in the appearance. Medium thickness. Awesome sessioning beer, with the standout feature being the balance. I respectfully disagree with some of the earlier reviews that claim that the taste doesn't live up to the nose, or that whiskey dominates; I truly believe that this beer has an excellently blended flavor profile resulting from the barrel aging. If I may make the analogy, it tasted like a Nugget Nectar, which further morphed into cherry vanilla goodness...if that makes any sense to you. Oh, and by the way, in my humble opinion, of the three John John Ales that Rogue has released (and I have tried), I find this offering to be by far their most complex...and best.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 23:17:41 | More by donniecuffs
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John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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