John John Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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John John Dead Guy AleJohn John Dead Guy Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels"

Malts: Carastan, Rogue Micro-Barley Farm Dare & Risk malts.
Hops: Saaz, Willamette, Rogue Micro-Farm Hop Yard Revolution hops.
Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

Added by RedBrewer83 on 01-10-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a tulip pint

Pours a golden orange with loads of bubbles forcing their way to the surface. A fluffy, thick slightly yellow cap rose two fingers and fell slowly. Lines and rings of lace leave their mark.

The aroma of vanilla and oak dominate. Some lemon rinds and toffee round out a rather straightforward aroma.

Lemons and oak hit the palate up front with vanilla and toffee finishing. Not overly complex by any means.

Medium body with a sweet, woody finish. Carbonation is a little tuned up, taking away some much needed creaminess.

With the carbonation tuned up, and the smoothness slightly compromised, this guy rests a little lower on the drinkability scale.

I feel like this beer does everything good, but nothing well.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer pours a bit darker in color than John John Juniper with a smaller head. The retention is only ok, and the lacing doesn't really exist. It does settle nicely clear, but Juniper looked better.

S: Strangely...this smells amazingly similar to the Gin barrel aged version. The difference (obviously) is the whiskey. Very woody and sweet, I'm left wondering where the Maibock is? A bit light overall

T: The whiskey is stepped back a lot from the aroma. Oak, vanilla, and some maltiness from the bock base. It's nicely balanced, but as I've said the oakier side of beers are not my thing. I'd really like all of the aspects of this beer to be a bit better and well integrated. It certainly doesn't taste bad, but not great.

MF: Light with a lower amount of carbonation than I expected. The beer isn't that great, so the drinkability for me isn't that high. It's a little too malty and oaky for me.

O: $8 for a bottle, which I was happy to buy and share. I suggest you do the same as drinking a whole bottle might be too much. The whiskey isn't there enough, and the base beer isn't strong enough to carry it through.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up in Oregon on a recent trip, thought I better drink it before it gets lost in the fridge that seems to be gaining tons of beer these days.

The brew was poured into a chalice, small tan head on a murky amber beer. The nose is fruity and sweet, nothing really stands out, maybe some melon. Taste is decent, some fruit, a slight sweetness, the hops are there just not what they typically are in a Rouge Beer. Not sure about the whiskey barrel aging, this did not carry through to the taste. The label boasts 40 IBU, i have tasted beers with the same IBU that have a bigger hop profile, the malt probably balances everything out. This beer has a medium mouthfeel, the carbonation seems light.

Not a bad beer, very easy drinking. This is my first Maibock, very interested in the other Maibock that Rouge puts out, it seems to get good reviews.

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John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.8 out of 5 based on 576 ratings.
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