Dead 'N' Dead | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels, Dead N' Dead is the evolution of Dead Guy Ale. The barrels enhance the robust malt and hop profiles of original Dead Guy Ale. The ale soaks in hints of oak and whiskey while maturing over several months at the Rogue ocean aging room.

Added by KForlino on 09-10-2017

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Photo of sjrider
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a not quite clear dark copper color with slightly off white head that quickly dissipates. Nose is very mild - malt, booze and oak. Taste follows and again is very mild for a BA beer. Finish is almost on the dry side with lingering woodiness. Easy drinker but not real exciting.

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Photo of WDJersey
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2018 Version

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and copper in color with an off-white, half finger width head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a mostly barren surface with a razor thin ring od suds around the edge of the glass. No lacing, but none expected.

Smell - Mostly a mild bourbon aroma; hints of vanilla and oak. Lesser caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose. Not mush outside the faint bourbon character; vanilla, oak and lesser caramel. Faint grain as it warms. Not much else.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with low, bitey carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a thin, dry finish.

Overall - I'm a big Rogue geek, so this was very disappointing. Hard to believe you'd run across a BA beer that has less flavor than the OG variant, but I cracked a can of Dead Guy after starting this because I couldn't believe my taste buds, but I'll be damned if it isn't true. Sure, you get some whiskey barrel flavor, but not much else, and even less of that unmistakable Dead Guy flavor. I remember trying the John John at the SF pub; like this, it was Dead Guy aged in DG whiskey barrels. I recall it being more flavorful than this, but then again I was just cutting my teeth on BA brews, so hard to say if this is better or worse. Regardless, I won't be dropping a ten spot on this one again.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep copper colored body topped with a thin but lasting head. Hardy toasted grain aroma; a bit of orange smell. Rich caramel flavor; toffee and peanut brittle; some low-key esters to sweeten things; some whiskey notes. Heavy body; oily; some boozy heat.

A thick and meaty beer that delivers some fine toasted grain notes with some nicely placed citrus sweetness and whiskey barrel aging elements.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I recently re-appreciated Dead Guy, a classic. So, I couldn't wait to try this brew...poured from a bomber. The appearance is an amber-honey hue with a wonderful clarity and a white head. The aroma is subtly smoky with some wood and malt notes. Toast and bread, along with a sweet nutty scent. The taste is sweet, with a little whiskey and wood. Wonderfully full in body. Excellent.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy dark orange. Extremely little white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Very sweet malt, generic fruitiness.

Taste: Sweet malt, almost like a doughnut, with a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thicker than average, very light carbonation.

Overall: Pretty good, but uncomplicated and one-note.

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Photo of travolta
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Impetuous
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Amber body with

Flavors are wonderful; sweet maibock malts, woody and Smokey and alcohol. Very well balanced, flavorful, restrained and smooth.


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Photo of jenrhart
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber, slightly copper color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades very fast to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is sweet of a caramel and molasses, and has a big showing of a bready smell. Along with these smells comes a little bit of oak and smoke as well as some vanilla and light fruit smells of orange, appear and peach. Overall its pretty nice and balanced.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and sweeter taste of caramel and brown sugar mixed with some molasses and light fruit taste. There is a light taste of oak and smoke right upfront, which grow more intense as the taste advances. The sweeter tastes of molasses and light fruit dry out a little bit as the taste advances all while some vanilla, and a slightly sweeter whisky like flavors come to the tongue. With these flavors also come, so too does a light booziness, which leaves one with a slightly warming, slightly sweet, and slightly smoked and oaked, but quite balanced strong ale taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the moderate side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is slightly lower. The lower carbonation is prime for the smoke, oak, sweet and malty tastes of the brew, and with the moderate body, creates a slightly slower, but still very easy sipping feel to the brew.
Overall – I like Rogue Dead Guy, but this is a big step up!! Much more balanced and a bit more boozy and warming then the original. This is one good strong maibock ale!!

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dense, deep orange. Three-quarters inch head of bubbles large and small. Tuns of carbonation, climbing and clinging to my Tulip (glass)'s side. Lacing present.

Murky, malty scent of (cellared?) oranges, slightly sour. Interest-worthy yet almost grimly solid, earthy attitude.

Following the nose, a rather wild yet grounded peppery whiskey-herb swirl. Subtle notes.
Well-known Dead Guy disciple's creamy malt tang aftertaste.
A welcome abundance of bubble pop too,

Trick or Treat!

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Photo of Zaphog
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maibock is not a style that I know well, but I do know Dead Guy. This version is a pleasant orange brown, just a bit hazy, with a small head that drops quickly to a thin ring and minimal lacing. The aroma is quite nice, featuring malt honey and pleasant touches of whiskey and golden fruit. The taste follows but doesn’t quite get there. I would have liked the whiskey tones to come out much more. Feel is quite good, solid and effervescent. It’s a fine beer but not quite what I was hoping for.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy, rustic, orange with a one-finger, off-white head. Good amount of carbonation. Good, chunky lacing.
Smell of wonderful carmel malt and breadiness with a nice hint of hop.
Taste follows the nose. The hop comes in as slight that pairs well with oak barrel presence. Slight nutmeg and cinnamon. Slight whiskey sweetness in the end. Barrel notes come out more as it warms. Slight bitterness in the finish that is quite wonderful. Vanilla also shows.
A medium body.
This is quite a bit more complex than the Dead Guy. Much upgrade.

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Photo of hman43
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours amber with good clarity. It has a full, off white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It is grainy sweet with plenty of toast aromas. There is a bit of an herbal quality to it with some light whiskey notes.

Taste: It has strong combinations of grainy sweetness with plenty of toast and maybe a hint of dough. There is a good herbal quality to it with the whiskey notes well blended it.

Feel: It has a moderately full body with very smooth alcohol notes.

Overall, the whiskey adds a complimentary element to an already good beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Came a clear medium to dark copper color with a thinner than expected off white head atop.Mainly caramel and vanilla with a hint of the spicy rye but on the sweeter side for sure.I like the rye whiskey coming thru more on the palate with vanilla,toast, and spice playing the biggest role.some earthy-like hops dry out the finish.The aromas and body are not great but I like the flavor profile,I'am a rye whiskey fan and did like this beer.

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Dead 'N' Dead from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 73 ratings