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 Buebie
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting beer indeed, aged 3 weeks in Rouge dead guy whiskey barells.

Poured from the 22 ounce brown bomber into an oversized tulip. A one inch tan head forms up and recedes quickly to leave a thin cap of retention.
Color is a deeper darker copper color with hints of burnt caramel color, much less transparent then the original dead guy.
Thin slick spotty lace.

Aroma is of a good amount of caramel sweetness, big malt aroma, biscuits, and plenty of toasted oak and whiskey.

Mouthfeel is thicker with plenty of creamy full bodied feel.
Taste is less whiskey like then expected, especially after the aroma lead me to believethis would have some boosy heat to it. But there is none, no heat or booze, but light wood flavors and very light whiskey flavors. Mild grain alcohol flavors, without the alcohol heat.
So I let this sit a while and warm up.
Now the taste has improved dramatically. Booze comes forward a bit more, much more pronounced whiskey and oak flavors, mixing well with the flavors of the beer. Its well balanced without one item being more dominant or overwhelming.
Hops are mostly lost, some mild grassy floral notes into the swallow with a touch of bittering. But I'm not sure if thats the wood or the hops.

Overall this beer is pretty good, but not crazy or wild, just pretty good.
I think a bit more time in the barells would have been nice, and maybe doing this with double dead guy. Just an idea, but that would have added quite a bit more time to production. Possibly a future venture?

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Photo of RedBrewer83
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip...

A: Nice golden amber body, very bright and slightly opaque. The head is off white and a huge four fingers. Very creamy and falls in pockets leaving behind excellent lacing.

S: Huge caramel malt with hints of vanilla and whiskey. Slightly boozy and a little floral citrus hop finish. A little bready yeast rounds out the profile.

T: Follows nose with added boosts of vanilla and the whiskey is present and adds a nice complexity. Slightly boozy despite the low abv...must be the whiskey presence. A little nutty mid-palate and it blends nicely with the yeast profile. Overall its much more complex than dead guy with added malt, vanilla and whiskey.

M: Smooth medium body with nice carbonation that wakes up the tastebuds but doesn't overpower the flavors. Huge head adds a a slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.

D: For 6.4% this is slightly less drinkable than you would expect. The heavy malt body with the vanilla and booze make it just a bit less drinkable than regular dead guy, but still very nice. Enjoyed this beer, a little steep in price for what you get, but good.

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John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 577 ratings