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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a creamy amber with hints of orange. Head is approximately half finger tall, off white, and dissipates quickly. There is no lacing.

S: Aromas of malts with floral hops, spices, oak, and vanilla.

T: Flavors are sweet from the malts with some hints of bitterness. The oak, vanilla, and spices really come out as the beer warms.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a slight creaminess.

O: Better than I expected and not as much alcohol warming as some beers that have been stored in spirits barrels. You can easily detect the taste from the whiskey barrels. This beer would warm you nicely if you were drinking it on a cool spring day.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Mantooth
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft into a Samichlaus snifter.

A: Orange - red - hazey - very pretty - thin head, slight lacing.

S: Vanilla, nutty, musty.

T: Some roasted nuts, earthy malts, oak.

M: Thin, lightly carbonated.

O: I got it on draft for $3 and was not impressed. I'm a big fan of barrel aged beers, but this one didn't gain many interesting characteristics from the barrels it was stored in. Don't go out of your way for this one.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BJsLove
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this brew for a day off and something new. Pours as almost a summer beer, gold with a hint of copper pour. When you popped the top the smell was immediately noticeable. The gin barrel aging is great, you get all the flavor of gin without the necessary lime and tonic mess (sorry im a beer guy) a great beer, I just wish i didn't have to pay $5.99 for 22 oz of the stuff. Still, I would recommend to a G&T lover that occasionally drinks beer. It might turn them to the lighter side of drinking

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear light orange to golden color with a small head of off white bubbles that was fizzy and fell back into the beer quickly. Afterward there were very few bubbles rising so the head was reduced to a small ring and the beer looked rather lifeless overall.

Aroma: The aroma had some defined hops, but the oak character from the barrels is definitely a strong component of the aroma. There is some clean vanilla as well as a bit of booze noticeable in the cold beer. There is a phenolic component that is coming out in the aroma now that I have tasted the beer.

Taste: The flavor is an odd hodge podge of different components that aren't really jiving together all that well. The hops are pretty strong and they are just sitting on top of this vanilla thing with a subtle mix of sweet caramel and toasty notes from the malt. This malt thing is also rather odd in how it contributes and then the lack of carbonation shows through to let the beer sluggishly come across your palate on the way to the belly. The beer itself is medium bodied, but feels light, so any more carbonation would make the beer seem thin. The finish is pretty balanced between hops and other sensations. I would say that the hops nudges out the rest slightly, but it isn't nearly as strong of hops in the finish as the original Dead Guy.

Opinion: I don't know. This beer misses the mark for me on a number of levels. I think that it starts out by calling the Dead Guy a Maibock as it is a really hopped up version of that beer, if you can even call it one. That said, now you mix this with some bold barrel flavors that don't really seem intended to be there, so the whole thing falls apart. If barrel aged beers are your thing, which I really enjoy them myself, this may be a good one to try so that you can get another review. Otherwise, I doubt that aging this beer will bring it together, so I would steer clear if I were you.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of armock
2.62/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX

A - Poured a brown color with a thin tan head with no lacing

S - Has a roasty nutty nose for the most part

T - Follows the nose with a roasted and nutty malt flavor

M - This beer has a thin watery body with light carbonation to it

O - I was very disappointed with this beer this is what you get when barrel aging doesn't work the barrel added nothing to this instead it hurt it don't bother with this if you see it save your money and buy something good

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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