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John John Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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John John Dead Guy AleJohn John Dead Guy Ale

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567 Ratings
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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 18
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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.

40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: RedBrewer83 on 01-10-2010)
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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a nice light golden orange color with a thin white head. The head was light and faded fast giving way to only a small amount of lacing, but leaving a very persistent layer of wispy foam on the surface of the beer.

Smell – Bourbon is pretty potent in the nose. There are hints of some caramel, juniper, and flowery/earthy hop mixed in with the aroma as well. Quite nice.

Taste – While the nose would have suggested a whole lot of bourbon barrel flavor, it was really quite light. The flavor was a bit more on the side of tart fruit mixed with some carmel flavors. Throughout the taste there are some more spicy flavors. While hard to pinpoint the exact identities they seem to intensify more toward the end and leave an interesting aftertaste in the mouth. Not bad, but not great either, just sorta unique.

Mouthfeel – The body is creamy and the carbonation is rather light. It overall creates a very smooth and easy drinking experience and allows the brew to cling to the tongue.

Overall – This was an interesting beer. It had a rather odd flavor profile in my opinion, kind of random, but nothing was really all that off. Although I don’t think I would drink this beer on frequent occasion, it is worth a try.

Darkmagus82, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of DrewHodges
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Notes from 5/13/10 tasting; 22-oz bomber poured to tall lager glass.

A--hazy orange-brown, big light brown foamy head;

S--sweet malt and caramel, plus strong aroma of the whiskey;

T--taste was really complex with vanilla bean, malty thick sweetness, oak and bourbon, a little too much alcohol lingers and destroys the sweetness;

M--medium body and carbonation, a little slick;

D--this actually became much tougher to drink towards the end, too overpowering alchohol and whiskey flavor

DrewHodges, May 23, 2010
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear, golden brown in color, 1/3 inch head, high carbonation

Smell: big oak barrel, some caramel malt

Taste: big oak barrel, some caramel malt

Mouthfeel: semi-sweet, medium/high carbonation, medium bodied, smooth

Drinkability: A good beer only if you like the oak taste. I think this one may be overly oaked and it looses some of the flavors that make the original so tasty. I would pick this one up if I needed an oak fix, but otherwise would pass.

tigg924, Mar 03, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

otter20dt, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ste5venla, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a goblet.

Pours a clear copper, with a finger of foamy off-white head. This retains with a smooth foaminess, which leaves back a cascade of froth that quickly slides down the sides of the glass but doesn’t leave a whole lot of lacing behind. The aroma is heavy with oak and vanilla that meld fairly well with the caramel sweetness here, while a touch of ripe citrus sits underneath.

The taste is nearly identical to the aroma; with more strong oak and vanilla character which sticks to the base sweetness of this while underlying citric hops add a touch of crispness to the profile. More of a burnt whiskey feel hangs on the edges and pull in the back where it leaves the finish dry and tannic feeling. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly feeling on the tongue with a firm creaminess that then blows a bit on the palate. The only alcohol I’m getting here appears to be coming from the barrel.

This was OK but overall, the base Dead Guy just doesn’t seem burly enough to hold up to the strength of the barrel at times, with a lot of oak, vanilla and burnt character really starting to emerge as this warmed up. This wasn’t bad to me or anything but just seemed like it needed a little more balance between the base and barrel.

Kegatron, Sep 21, 2012
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John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.