Double Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

very good
1,208 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: 1,208 |  Reviews: 531
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ouncer. great looking, bright red bottle. Pours clear medium honey amber, short lived medium tan head, that leaves better then average amounts of sticky lace. Nose is all about the malt, bready, sweet and enticing. A few slurps here reveals a quite over the top malty brew, peppery alcohol lingering in the rear. Strong and flavorful, bready/toasty malt continues with the theme.. Nothing spectacular as far as I can tell going on, however as a lover of "double" whatever style you have, this one is one I would buy and enjoy over and over again.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ooooh. Pretty bottle.

Pours a clear brown amber with a thick creme head. Nose is not that eventful with mild malts. Floral fruity thing is kind of there as well. Flavor is malty. Bitter tone with a slight roasted edge. A noticeable alcohol edge. Feel is kind of sticky on the liquid and the carbonation is low and a bit biting. Overall this beer is "eh".

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber with a creamy, off-white head.

The smell is of caramel with citric, earthy and floral notes.

The taste is of caramel, solvent alcohol, earthy/citric backing. Sweet with a late, almost detached bitterness balancing it.

It's on the fuller side of medium-bodied. Alcohol is noticeable, but not sharp. Drinks well despite that. This is a nice one!

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Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber/copper color. 2/3 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, alcohol, all spice, and some raisin. Fits the style of an American Strong Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and sharp with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness associated with this brew. Tastes of hops, alcohol, sweet malt, tart malt, and slight citrus. Overall, strong flavor, noticeable alcohol, good blend, and good appearance.

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Photo of BEER88
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clouded amber, copious carbonation, fluffy head. Looks great.

Smellin' it...lovely! hoppy and fresh! Pithy fruit and pine, citrus and tropical...nice!

Drinkin' it: Hops up front, then smooth and malty...alcohol undetected, but hinted at. Drink again...big, fat yeast, zesty hop, luscious malt...yum, yum...A little earthy, rich grain...but still bright and hoppy. Delicious.

Yup. Just damned delicious! Not sure why it's called a "doppelbock" here, nothing like one...more of a beefy, unfiltered hoppy lager...I think.

but damned good!

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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GClarkage
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11/7/08- Purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle. Not ceramic style, but painted bright red. Poured into my Duvel tulip. 2008 release.

Appearance- Light cola-like color. Maybe a deep iced tea color. Head is a full inch plus a bit which settles at a very light rim. Lacing is light with some spotty places.

Smell- Mild nose with some woodsy hops and some toasted cocca malt. Really restrained though, which is odd for Rogue.

Taste- Don't know what to make of this beer. Has some traits of Doppelbock and a DIPA. More malty than hoppy, but has a good handful of pine hops. The malt is well toasted and has a light chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel- A bit high on the carbonation for a doppelbock. Not really as thick as it should be per the abv. Does leave a nice hoppy aftertaste though.

Drinkability- All in all an average brew. Has it's moments, but nothing to spectacular here. Not worth the nearly $10 price tag I paid.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red brown with a nice tan head and lacing. Aroma of sweet and caramel malt, dark fruit, citrus. Nice medium full mouth feel. Subdued caramel and toasted malt and dark fruit flavors with an interesting peppery and hoppy finish. Not overly complex, but nice.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to tburkhart and jwc215 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Poured into my Rogue Dead Guy Ale glass a very nice slight haze golden orange/amber color, nice carbonation, very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacingin left behind. The nose is malty, sweet, nice touch of caramel. The taste is sweet/honey, malty, with some caramel. Medium body, you would not know this was a 9% ABV brew, very well hidden. Drinkable, another very nice/tasty brew from Rogue.

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Photo of Gavage
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.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, 750ml into a couple pint glasses with the girlfriend.

Pours an amber-brown, with a soapy offwhite and chunky head. Larger bubbles for the most part, that leaves some sticky lace and moderate retention. Nose has some hops, citrusy for the most part, but holds more malt than anything. Big caramel notes, and some moderate alcohol. Taste has layers of toffee and caramel, sugary with some candied flavours. Good hop bite in the finish. Light bitterness and a reasonable malt sweetness. Good flavour, albeit simple. Mild alcohol. Body is about medium, and a has good weight in the mouthfeel. Quite nice, and a bit pricey but worth the shot.

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Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received a fresh bottle for Christmas and shared it shortly thereafter with friends. While this beer was tasty, I'd like to see how this beer tastes in a year or two. The flavor is a nice mix of raisin and fig fruit notes with a hoppy citrus hit, but it's fairly simple for such a big beer. The mouthfeel is appropriately thick (but not too syrupy). And if this brew had more depth, it'd be a fantastic dessert or late-night beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to Duel tulip.

A - Medium amber colour; translucent with two fingers of foamy cream coloured head.

S - Some bready/grainy notes with a slight caramel sweetness and a slight bitterness as well. A weak overall nose.

T - A good overall bitterness, some sweet caramel and very faint dark fruit notes. A good beer but it doesn't seem to come together for me and something seems missing to bring this one over the top.

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Light carbonation.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of WesWes
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thick and creamy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a slightly warming burnt toffee and roasted malt aroma that's sweet with a bit of dryness. The taste is good. It has a dry roasted malt flavor with a warm malty sweetness in the finish. It goes down very smooth with a slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good beer. It's complex and flavorful and highly drinkable even at 9%.

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Double Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,208 ratings.
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