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Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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40 IBU, 78AA, 16 Plato, 16 L

In a collaboration of crafts, Rogue Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue Spirits Master Distiller John Couchot have joined forces to create a distinct, innovative series of brews called John John Ales. The series will take Rogue Ales legends and age them in Rogue Spirits barrels. A 3,100 gallon batch of John John Ale produces 1357 cases of beer. The first of the John John series is John John Dead Guy Ale, Rogue’s award winning Dead Guy Ale matured in Rogue’s award winning Dead Guy Whiskey barrels.
Deep honey in color with a malt aroma, a caramel, vanilla and oak finish.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rollsrace (59) - - AUG 9, 2014
Disappointing, not much flavor, not rich, and dry at the end. Tried it years ago haven’t had it since

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (974) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Aged bottle served in a tulip. Dark honey in color with a large off-white head. Great pour. Good retention and lace. Malty aroma of caramel, toffee, blue cheese, dough, and vanilla. Medium sweet flavor with a light bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation (surprise) and a long orange peel bitter finish. Definitely elements of oak and age, but this one is holding up impressively 3+ years on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1246) - Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Cheers T-bag! Cloudy medium amber. Fair soapy white head. Aroma is sweet. Caramel. Sweet and fruity, Almost like apple cider in a way. Lighter full body. Moderate to low carbonation. Bready. Biscuit. Some vanilla. Fair woody dryness. No real bitterness. Some sweet bourbon. Barrel character is subdued. This may have been sitting awhile, not sure. Enjoyable, but not as nice as I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Malt, caramel, honey, oaky aroma. Taste is similar, fairly sweet, roasty, caramel, malt. smooth, light, a little syrupy in a crisp beer. very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1283) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a nice light golden orange color with a thin white head. The head was light and faded fast giving way to only a small amount of lacing, but leaving a very persistent layer of wispy foam on the surface of the beer. Smell – Bourbon is pretty potent in the nose. There are hints of some caramel, juniper, and flowery/earthy hop mixed in with the aroma as well. Quite nice. Taste – While the nose would have suggested a whole lot of bourbon barrel flavor, it was really quite light. The flavor was a bit more on the side of tart fruit mixed with some carmel flavors. Throughout the taste there are some more spicy flavors. While hard to pinpoint the exact identities they seem to intensify more toward the end and leave an interesting aftertaste in the mouth. Not bad, but not great either, just sorta unique. Mouthfeel – The body is creamy and the carbonation is rather light. It overall creates a very smooth and easy drinking experience and allows the brew to cling to the tongue. Overall – This was an interesting beer. It had a rather odd flavor profile in my opinion, kind of random, but nothing was really all that off. Although I don’t think I would drink this beer on frequent occasion, it is worth a try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
navajojoe (22) - - FEB 20, 2014
The candy coated nose full of caramel and toasty malts is hiding at the end in this tasty beer. At first taste you get a salty mix of bitterness and whiskey. As you venture through this beer it mellows out quite nicely as the toasty malt notes in the middle starts to expand into sweet caramel notes that linger in your pallet. I would expect the head to be boring on this beer, other than that, it was well worth the wait and the best of the John John’s....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours dark red with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma is whiskey and toasted nuts with some caramel, taste is much the same. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Poured an amber colour with some floating yeast and a thin white head. Big aroma of burnt sugar, ginger cake and some floral hop. Sweet maltiness in the flavour with notes of dates, oak and Marsala wine. Finish was a wonderful mix of caramel, light grassy hop, brown bread and festive spice. Big beer and very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1168) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
I don’t get any oakiness from the aging, nor much whiskey undertones. I prefer regular Dead Guy Ale to this. This left a weird syrupy lingering aftertaste that I didn’t care for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2269) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2/5/2010. Hazy light amber color with a white head. Aromas are fruity with caramel and malt. Oaky flavors, a little sweet with caramel and light hops.


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