Double Dead Guy Ale
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Double Dead Guy AleDouble Dead Guy Ale
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Strong Ale - American
Ranked #53
Ranked #7,431
3.99 | pDev: 11.78%
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Double Dead Guy AleDouble Dead Guy Ale
Notes: 7 Ingredients:
Malts: 2-Row, Munich and C15.
Hops: Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

60 IBU
78 AA
25º Lovibond
Reviews: 534 | Ratings: 1,221 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Jameswoody from Montana

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Jul 28, 2013
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a semi-transparent with some steady streams of carbon dioxide rising to the top of the mild white cap. The head quickly fades into a gentle floating pad and collar. Spotty streaks are left around the glass.
Smell is of doughy bread, clean citrus, caramel, vanilla, and nougat.
Taste is of the same aromas with vanilla beans and cream coming to the forefront of the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, with sugar cookies lingering. Tingly finish with the CO2 but overall, nicely balanced.

Nov 24, 2008
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MMAJYK from Georgia

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright copper, clear; little 1/4" head that goes away pretty quickly, but leaving patchy and streaky lacing.

S- Light whiskey aromas, sweet rich caramel malt, butter pecans, licorice, not much for hops.

T- Sweet malty caramel and toffee tastes. The bittering hop hits you on the back of the tongue to offer a slight bite to offset the sweetness.

M- Medium to oily in the mouth; somewhat sticky. Carbonation is middle of the road.

D- Maybe just a little on the sweet side, but definitely a good drink for this Halloween Night 2008.

Nov 01, 2008
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blackearth from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the 2009 vintage. Pours a medium-dark amber body with a thick, yellow-tinted white head. Aromas of caramel syrup and oak. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a medium carbonation level. Thick malt flavor with a puckering wood flavor. A little heavy in the oak department, but still good. I feel the hop flavors are overshadowed by the woodiness. Overall an interesting beer.

Mar 28, 2010
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MisterKilderkin from California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 09, 2015
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Lukass from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Jan 06, 2013
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Gavage from Nevada

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark amber in color with a short 1/2" head that breaks apart rather quickly.

Smell: malt sweetness is dominant while some softer fruit and hop bitterness tones are in a bit in the background.

Taste: big caramel profile, ripe dark fruits, softer bitterness, and a hint of alcohol make up a big beer that malty but not overly so. Some earthy tones arrive during the swallow.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth throughout with some light dryness late. Aftertaste is long as the sweetness sticks to the tongue for a while.

Drinkability: witht he high alcohol levels, this is a true slow sipping pint and more than 1 or two would be sufficient in a session.

Jun 04, 2009
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Halcyondays from California

3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a medium orange-red with a small off-white head, with thick concentric rings of lace.

S: Had a tough time finding the scent, I expect it to be more robust in a high gravity beer. I get a general malt-centered nose, with caramel and dried fruit.

T: Big malty flavour, with an interesting fruit character which is quite similar to strawberries on the first taste. Solid flavour, tastes more like a red ale than a Doppel though.

M: The 9% is nowhere to be found, it really drinks like a 5% beer, so be careful with this one. Cleanness from the Pacman yeast is there as well, off-dry finish.

D: A good beer from Rogue, certainly gets more interesting as it warms up. I could drink it again, but I'm not going to pay $12 for a bottle, if it was a $4 bomber OK.

Sep 23, 2008
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bylerteck from Canada

3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes. Production date 3 April 2012.

A - Poured bright with a dark orange colour. Minimal carbonation and a two finger fluffy tight beige head. Decent lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Peace, citrus, earth, buttery, caramel, light fruits.

T - Peach, citrus, much the same as the aroma.

M - Gentle carbonation, medium to full body, decent bitterness.

O/D - The increase in flavour with this beer doesn't seem to justify the 'double' label. It was tasty and clearly stronger than the original, but I was expecting so much more. Didn't seem to warrant doubling and seemed to much like the original with a higher alcohol content. Probably wouldn't seek it out again, especially due to the price tag.

Sep 05, 2012
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NvMyBeer from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Dec 23, 2011
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RangnaR from California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Dec 17, 2012
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jeffmonarch from Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint 10 oz. bottle in a pilsner glass.

A - Crystal clear brown with a really thick off white head that stays for a long time.

S - Sweet with fruit. Some raison. There is also some caramel and malt.

T - Really smooth and rich. There is a slight bitterness in the finish. Raison and caramel are very present.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - Great beer. I have been drinking Dead Guy for a long time but have never seen this before. I am happily surprised.

Sep 28, 2008
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Deus1138 from Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a nifty 750mL bottle that seems appropriate for Halloween. Color is a clear amber-red. Got a good inch of head with nice lacing. Smell is mostly of hops, piney and citrusy. Taste is mostly citrusy hops with some bready malts to back. Alcohol is fairly noticeable, but not distracting. Finish is a bit dry and hoppy. Drinkability is good. It's hoppy and alcoholic, so it's a sipper. It's worth a try.

I see a lot of people referring to this as a Maibock and Doppelbock. It's neither. The bottle clearly indicates it is made with top fermenting Pacman yeast, so it's an ale, not a lager. I've seen some people classify this a Strong American Ale. That's how it was labeled when I bought it at the store. To me, it tastes more like an American Barley Wine.

Sep 21, 2008
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eat from Canada

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost-clear (aside from being dark in colour) ruby-tinged amber body with a solid cover of dense cream-white head. Decent retention and lacing. Pretty nice looking brew; awesome colour.

Decently big nose with lots of bread, metallic minerals, earthy hops, slight alcohol and light caramel.

Fairly bitter with earthy hops, which leave some drying, dark grapefruit pith on the finish. The malt profile is lightly roasty with some caramel. A bit of dark fruit shows underneath (raisins). Lightly boozy. Not a complex beer, though flavourful enough and quite well-balanced.

Silky medium body with low carbonation.

The similarity to the original isn't overwhelming but I guess I can see how it results from it. I like how it remains light and drinkable in spite of its weight. I'm not sure which style this would fall under but it seems like a light-drinking cross between a double IPA and a barleywine. At this price this stuff ends up being a little too boring to buy more of but I'd say it's worth checking out at least once if you're into Dead Guy.

Jun 02, 2011
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Necronomad from Switzerland

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Dec 18, 2012
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Boto from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ceramic bottle: 2008 vintage (hiding in the back of the refrigerator for quite a while.) This one pours a clear amber color. There was a fairly decent sized off-white head on it. Leaves a fair amount of lacing. It has a good nose. Grainy, roasted malts, fruits, toffee. The taste is very good. Some graininess, toffee, a bit of bitterness, some fruits in the background. A hint of spiciness also. A very nice brew. I need to check out a fresher bottle, but this was really nice.

Jun 04, 2016
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riored4v from Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 11/9/08

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed side-by-side with standard Dead Guy. Appearance was identical. Off-white, 2 finger head. Good lacing. Deep copper in color.

Smell was slightly more bitter than regular Dead Guy. More malty and biscuity as well.

Taste was pretty nice. Decent bitterness in finish with mild alcohol warmth. Nice sweet, maltiness.

Mouthfeel was slightly sticky and oily. Medium carbonation and good carbonation.

Good version of regular Dead Guy but overall almost prefer the regular version.

Nov 17, 2008
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Radome from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on tap at the Mellow Mushroom Pizza in Destin, FL.

A - Beer is orange-amber, slightly hazy. White head is just lace around the edge plus a few wisps.

S - Not all that much aroma in my pint glass. Maybe a little bready malt and raisiny sweetness. Behind that are some West Coast hops.

T - Flavors are sweet raisin, biscuity malt. There is some hops flavor that comes at the end of the palate.

M - Moderate hops bitterness doesn't balance the extreme malt sweetness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Cloying sweetness in the finish with some alcohol presence.

O - The original Dead Guy is a great beer because it is so well balanced. This is enjoyable, but has so much over the top sweetness that it is one-dimensional.

Oct 11, 2011
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lancecenter from Texas

3/5  rDev -24.8%

Apr 24, 2013
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rgille2 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Aug 30, 2013
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sabrills70 from North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber with bright red paint and 2008 date. Pours a medium amber with a huge head, good longevity and nice lace. Subtle aromas of malt, vanilla and yeast with a mild hop presence. Upon tasting, big malt presence with vanilla, slight sherry and decent hop flavor with a decent bitterness. I think it is quite literally double dead guy. A good beer but not sure its worth the $11.99 I paid for it.

Nov 16, 2008
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joex444 from Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -62.4%

Feb 21, 2012
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Exiled from Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 14, 2011
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Heatwave33 from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: A very murky brown brownish orange with a white head.

Smell: Malts, floral hops, bready, citrus.

Taste: Floral hops come through more in the taste. Then the breadiness and malts followed by a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, dry on the palate and slightly coarse.

Overall: Full bodied just not too well balanced. A good brew just seemed a little off to me. Cheers.

Feb 10, 2012
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