XS Dead Guy Ale
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XS Dead Guy AleXS Dead Guy Ale
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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
American Strong Ale
3.84 | pDev: 10.16%
Oct 04, 2019
Aug 03, 2013
Very Good
XS Dead Guy AleXS Dead Guy Ale
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Rated: 4 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by Demi from Minnesota

Sep 24, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 3.57 by SpaethJam from New York

Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Dec 29, 2016
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A 750ml ceramic and wingtop bottle with no bottled on or best by date. Poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy dark amber colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Apple juice (very juicy), caramel, biscuit malt, grape and a hint of orange.

Taste: Caramel malt sweetness, apple juice, tea, grape, raisins and dark berries.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

Overall: This was ok. Not bad, but just ok. A little bit too caramel-ly sweet for my taste buds.
Apr 20, 2016
Rated: 2.98 by bwarren82 from Illinois

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Mar 15, 2016
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Reviewed by jmasher85 from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wow - Dead Guy Ale takes a trip to flavor country! Pours a reddish brown with nice head out of the bottle, but let's face it, the bottle is the best part of the appearance.

The smell is bold and mighty with bready malts and yeasty fruits. Banana, some mildly sweet baking spices, and that heavy malt profile really win out here, with a slightly barnyard, old latrine sort of funk to it (but in a good way!). Taste is the same up front, but finishes dryer and more bitter when the hops finally manage to take hold. Body is medium and just a bit sticky from that creamy, mild foam. Not particularly smooth, and it definitely feels as harsh as the ABV would suggest.

This bottle almost reminds of a beer on the cusp of going bad, like a bock that's been sitting on a warm shelf too long, but something about it has that "so bad, it's good" quality to it - like how a fruit is best before it goes bad. This has some strong malt flavors, not unlike a bock, and I can almost already predict the headache coming on after just a few sips, but this is still an interesting, mighty brew that I'm glad to try.
Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by MikeThumel from Illinois

Jan 30, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bright orange color. Small white head. Lasting lacing. Love the wingtop bottle, very sleek and useful. Aroma is Light hops, coriander, cumin. Taste is hoppy, with metallic aftertaste. Feel is bubbly, medium thick body.
Nov 29, 2015
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Reviewed by Miccal from Vermont

4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is a nice strong ale and a great alternative to those who want a little hops, but aren't on the IPA band wagon.

Look: nice dark amber color with lacy white head.

Smell: fresh malty, spicy, touch of a hop undertone like a good beer bread.

Taste: light caramel and malt, a little citrus with a drying hop finish.

Feel: full body, but not thick feeling almost creamy.

Overall this is a good dark ale. next to the Arrogant Bastard this is a drinker, it goes down easy and is very enjoyable. I like an Bastard every once in a while, but can only take so much arrogance ....

Is it worth the price, I would purchase it again. The ceramic bottle in nice with the ability to reseal if drinking it alone or don't want to polish of a 9% in one sitting.
Nov 11, 2015
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Reviewed by KGilmour from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smooth, strong and flavorful, the hops are well balanced with notes of fruit, malt, and alcohol, so they don't stand out too much. A fine strong ale. Amber color, one finger head. Toasty caramel scent. The ceramic bottle is a nice touch.
Nov 11, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 09, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Oct 05, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Fabianno from Brazil

Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by airpup from Oregon

Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed from the stoneware bottle in a snifter, this nice aged ale pours a rich hazy brownish orange with a moderate off white head of foam that dissipates to a thin ring and little lacing. Nose of sweet bread, heavy citrus, and rich caramel malts. Flavors follow the nose with rich caramel malts and rich bread flavors instantly followed by citrus flavors of grapefruit and orange zest. Smooth and lightly creamy mouth feel finishes moderately dry and sticky with the hop flavors that come through. A very good aged Rogue product.

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 12, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Nunya from Ohio

May 30, 2015
Rated: 3.1 by thereal_adam from Texas

May 23, 2015
Rated: 4 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by derkfromwi from Wisconsin

Apr 08, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by twenteone from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Jan 21, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by Tyrawlings from Ohio

Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by TomG2751 from Maryland

Dec 12, 2014
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
2013 release...

A: poured into a snifter to a nice shade of bronze with a two finger dense off white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of toasty and bready malt with a little caramel and a slight pine hop aroma. a little dark fruit as well.
T: taste is toasted malts, spicy hops, a little fruitiness and a slight caramel sweetness. finish is a bittersweet mix of caramel and grapefruit
M: fairly full in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: Not bad but disappointing for the price point. I'd rather drink an Arrogant Bastard. Decent complexity but it doesn't seem to age well.
Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 3.9 by HowlingTurkey from Louisiana

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 3.84 by holder45

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 3.68 by snowmg from Virginia

Oct 31, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by JMUduke from Taiwan

Oct 30, 2014
XS Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 105 ratings