Double Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

Double Dead Guy AleDouble Dead Guy Ale
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Double Dead Guy AleDouble Dead Guy Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by mnapier on 02-17-2008

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Ratings: 1,210 |  Reviews: 531
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of cyrenaica
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle
9.0% ABV as marked on the bottle

I tried this beer on June 2, 2012 after purchasing from the King and Spadina LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent scarlet red with a generous tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt, alcohol, weak fruits, and floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was caramel malt, some fruit (cherry?), a little graininess, and a bitter finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of bigox420
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Yeoman9459
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - deep copper, slightly off white head, doesn't stick around for too long.

Smell - heavy caramel. Sugary on the end. No alcohol smell.

Taste - malt forward just like the smell, hop bitterness at the end, builds a bit but goes away fairly quick. Dont get any alcohol.

Mouthfeel - nice feel, very little carbonation, light to medium mouth feel.

Overall - its a good beer, not overly complex, drinks smooth for a 9% beer, pretty dangeour.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Suds
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Burnt amber colored beer, with a white head. Beautiful clarity. The aroma is moderately intense, with bread-crust and earthy hop aroma. Flowery, herbal, spicy, sharp yet smooth, this is a great smell. Warming, but the alcohol is dangerously coy. It sneaks up on you. Relatively low in carbonation, but enough to cut through the sweetness, which is substantial (to counterbalance the hops). Very full in body. This is a strong, exceptionally good brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of beerfridge
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a bottle of Dead Guy before to warm up and Yes
it was Truly DOUBLE in every way, and of course shared this with friends making it a very special tasting. Looking for another! I rated this a 5 because it deserves it, I salivate when thinking of drinking another. Beautiful orange/red color with a strong but pleasant palatable swallow! It reminds me of a perfectly mixed cocktail but only in a beer balanced flavors of sweet/sour/bitter and floral! Friends said"You only have one"?

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy amber orange color with a 2 finger foamy light tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving OK spotty lacing and a creamy layer on top.

Smells of caramel, sweet malt, grains, alcohol like rum, brown sugar, wheat bread or wet cardboard and maple syrup; all malty sweetness with whiffs of alcohol in the nose.

Tastes of biscuit, caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, rum, brown sugar, wheat bread, yeast, light vanilla, herbs, cinnamon, wet cardboard, pear or apple and maple syrup; very sweet and malty with evident alcohol that is not offensive, but still a very strong ale.

Mouthfeel is smooth with mild carbonation, a medium to heavy body that is on the chewy side, and then it finishes off tart and sweet. This brew brings the heat in every sip; most of the time it's mild, BUT it's always there.

Overall a decent beer that is strong and sweet with earthy notes and an alcohol presence that shows through in every sip. I guess it fits the profile for strong ales, but I'm also glad I split this bomber. I like the regular Dead Guy ale much better.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper with a fading head.
Nose shows copious amounts of malt; lots of caramel, toffee and some nutty notes. There's also some spicy and resinous hops.
Similarly malty flavours, with big bready characters and toffee, before the spicy, piny hops and hot alcohol rampage through. Pretty agressive, sharp and almost solvent/petrol-like.
Carbonation is a little full on.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark amber color. Head is rather light. Looks watery in certain lights. Dark but mostly transparent.

S-Plenty sweet with noticeable alcohol. Bitter hop undertones. Lots of sugar and caramel. Smells malt-forward.

T-More malty than anything else. Hop bitterness on the back end. Alcohol is a bit too noticeable. Lacks any unique characteristics but is still fairly enjoyable. A pretty standard American Strong Ale.

M-Full bodied. Lighter carbonation. Drying alcohol. A bit syrupy. Nearing cloying.

O/D-I enjoyed the normal Dead Guy much more. This one is a bit too sweet for me. Alcohol not masked well enough. But I drank it quite easily and without any complaint until I am currently reviewing it.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 78.1% out of 100 with 1,210 ratings
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