John John Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by zhooker:
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the tap, to a 64oz growler, to a standard pint glass. Light amber, honey-like color. Very little head, light lacing, but nice legs.
The aroma exhibits a lot of sweet maltiness, and the whiskey barrel aging is also apparent. The sweetness of the aroma is most striking, eschewing the more savory, roasted tones in the standard Dead Guy.
No contradictions in the taste. Sweeter tones are up front, vanilla and almost candy-like. The barrel-aging is has really toned down the malty "beeriness" of the ale. Very smooth. The hops are practically absent.
The mouthfeel is also very smooth. I seem to have lost a bit of carbonation in this growler though. There is a possibility this might be a little more lively on the tongue out of the bottle.
I was at a Rogue tasting when I picked up this growler, and did so because it stood out the most among the 6 different Rogue brews I was able to sample. I am second-guessing that pick now -- this stuff is good, but not great. I have certainly had better barrel-aged brews. Still, I would have this again, and look forward to drinking and sharing this growler.
Serving type: on-tap
05-24-2010 17:05:06 | More by zhooker
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
a - poured a 1/2 finger thick off-white head into a snifter that dissipated quickly. the body was a bright amber color.
s - honey and caramel.
t - honey and caramel with some oak coming through.
m - medium and slick body.
o - decent beer but i wish the oak was more pronounced.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 18:11:32 | More by GPHarris
3.69/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Hadn't seen this one before and thought it was neat. Loved Dead Guy and enjoyed Double Dead Guy so I figured I'd pick it up.
Poured into pilsener glass; light amber like honey in color with a fluffy long-lived white head made of very fine bubbles.
Smells of buttery crackery malt, light caramel.
Taste reminds me a lot of Double Dead Guy, without the booze heat. Crackery caramel malt, tons of Maillard reaction flavor with some light vanilla and oak in the finish.
Mouthfeel is clean and medium bodied.
Overall, not much difference from Double Dead Guy here. Maybe I should try them side-by-side but eh well. Still tasty!
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 01:43:21 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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