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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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4/5  rDev +5%

Kaisermatt, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

bralston345, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

drinkinmiles, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of BeerDocT
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

BeerDocT, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

dbauer78, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

williamjbauer, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

HamGlade10, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

ADTaber, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Beerdudenumberone, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Belchmaster
1.68/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer was TERRIBLE...Just TERRIBLE.
I chilled the beer to 50 degrees and poured it into a 4 ounce snifter.
The color looked good, a golden-brown ale.
Smell was OK, could smell the whiskey barrel aging a bit and thought this might be a decent drink.
Took a mouthful and holy what the heck...a combination of sour elephant dung, decaying squid heads, and pig urine in a thin watery Budweiser-like fluid. This bottle must have been a bad batch...that's all I can honestly think. It was clear though so I think it was a non-infected beer - just horrible as heck.
I paid $12 for this???
So I let it warm up and took a sip every few minutes thinking, "this is going to improve as the temp gets warmer".
No Such Luck. This remained feces in a bottle.
I felt obligated to drink it after dropping so much coin on it so I decided to mix it with a stout to make it palatable. No way, it just ruined the stout.
I dumped out the remaining 14 ounces and I'm so dis-a-frickin-pointed.
I've had a few other Rogue brews and while I'm not an avid fan, they do make a few decent beers (Old Crustacean). ..but this one???OH man If I could get a refund, I would be all over that.

Belchmaster, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Localdrinklax, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

GABrew, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

bkonk10, Jul 04, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a hazy and cloudy amber color with some sediment floating around, small white creamy head with decent retention and no lace

S- typical sweet and malty helles aromas, a bot of toasted grain and some woodsy oak undertones

T- upon first taste, it tastes similar to regular Dead Guy Ale, the barrel flavor kicks in mid-palate with oaky vanilla notes, I'm not really tasting any whiskey flavors. The finish is sweet and malty with more woodsy notes

M- medium body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel leads to a slightly sticky finish

O- for the style, its pretty flavorful. Was a bit dissapointed in the lack if whiskey character, but overall nice and malty with an oak kick

Treyliff, Jul 01, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

WOLFGANG, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

BMan33, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JDizzle, Jun 20, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy brown body with a spongey beige head that last and last sticking to the glass in clouds. There is a gentle carbonation gliding up the sides.

S- The slightly sweet rum and sugar aroma has a green hop aroma that lingers. There is an odd blue cheese and peat note that grows in the finish.

T- The sweet oak and caramel flavor has a slightly sulfury green hop note that is soft in the finish with a bigger bitterness that lingers.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has some nice oak flavors but the sweetness really grows too sweet and the bitterness that tries to balance it is too harsh and abrasive. There is balance but both of the dominate flavors are too over the top to really enjoy.

rhoadsrage, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Danimal1101, Jun 13, 2013
John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.