XS Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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101 Ratings
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XS Dead Guy AleXS Dead Guy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 08-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
35
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of SpaethJam
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanls4
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
3.25/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of bwarren82
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmasher85
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of MikeThumel
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of Miccal
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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Photo of KGilmour
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of BEER88
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of airpup
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Cheers

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Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thereal_adam
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derkfromwi
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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XS Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
3.78 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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