Double Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
1,207 Ratings
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: 1,207 |  Reviews: 530
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark orange colored with an off white, pillowy head of massive proportions. It lasts the entire glass, very impressive. The nose is malty and nuanced - cookie dough mingles with black licorice, vanilla and field berries. A wall of sticky, bready malts dominates in the taste. Some piney and citrusy hops lay in wait in the back, but the chewy malts are the star of the show here. Alcohol heat is noticeable, but not out of hand for the high ABV. The mouthfeel is luxuriously thick with a fine carbonation. Moderate hop bitterness and some fruitiness linger in the finish.

This is a very nice Strong Ale. Lots of malt complexity with a competent balance of hops. A contemplative one. I highly recommend this.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
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 -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
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 +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
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 +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%
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 -1.5%
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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Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,207 ratings.
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