XS Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

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XS Dead Guy AleXS Dead Guy Ale

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bitterbill on 08-03-2013

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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by kds2437:
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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Photo of SHODriver
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of MikeThumel
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Brutaltruth
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.


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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRedDog
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm shocked by the so-far low score for this beer . I had it on tap immediately after a glass of Sculpin. The smoothness hit me right away. Like liquid butter, yet very flavorful. Fills the mouth with flavor with a nice lingering malty aftertaste. This beer belongs in the upper echelon IMHO.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jmasher85
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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XS Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 103 ratings