John John Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.18/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased at Rozis. Was excited to try this - Rogue is probably the only place in the country that could pull off a beer with proprietary estate grown malt and hops aged in their own spirit barrels. At 6.4%, I'm wondering if this will be like the Kentucky Bourbon Ale.
Appearance tells me this is going to be more of a substantial beer than I thought. Copper with a small white ring.
Smells of vanilla, bourbon, caramel.
Taste is quite nice - the bourbon is subtle but there is a nice depth it brings. The wood has imparted a wonderful vanilla taste. The aftertaste is reminiscent of a famous bourbon. The elements I remember being associated with dead guy aren't as defined - this is smooth caramel, not hoppy at all.
Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Good amount of carb. Nothing exceptional.
Smooth and drinkable. A nice beer - I enjoyed this and may pick up another. Not one I see aging adding anything to, and I think it could have picked up a touch more wood, but a nice beer from Rogue - probably the best thing I've had from them in a few years.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2010 16:06:43 | More by jampics2
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4.09/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I love beer aged in oak and just could not pass this one up.
Appearance 4.0: Gorgeous, deep golden color. Nice, 1/2" head that stuck around for most of the session. Opaque with some particulate matter, which is always a plus in my book. Very nice lacing.
Smell 4.0: Nice nose on this brew. Subdued and somewhat dry, but with a very nice bouquet of corn, oak tannins, malt, vanilla, wood rosin...lovely.
Taste 4.25: Front is slightly tart, but mellow. Middle is where the barley and the oak start to mingle and...wow...what a delicious mingling it is. Also, at this taste level, I detect hints -way in the back of the palate-- of whiskey. Finish features a fantastic vanilla/wood rosin taste mingling with the liquor notes and the light hops along with the malt. Aftertaste is long and features so many flavors, but the oak notes are of special interest to me.
Mouthfeel 3.75: Right on the nose for this style and the tastes they are trying to accentuate.
Overall 4.0: Excellent beer. Reminds me of Innis and Gunn in the old days, before demand forced them to change how they aged their beers. However, I&G never featured taste collages like these. Excellent balance on almost every level and just an all-around fantastic beer. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 22:01:04 | More by BeerDocT
John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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