axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangish, Kinda cloudy looking beer Head gone qhick. Kind of fizzy. Very sweet and fruity scent. A little choc/carmel smell, too. Taste like a hopped up winter warmer. Plenty of maltiness and a nice warm alcohol feeling. Good stuff
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Safeway, Shirley, West Mids. Large, stiff, white head. Pale brown/copper toned body, with a pleasant toffee/tropical fruit aroma. I though this would be like a UK Xmas Ale, but it's more complex than that, with some fruit, choc and a long finish moving from bitter to some redeeming sweetness. Well balanced, pretty smooth and just the right side of thin. Trademark Rogue hops taste, but I think I would have preferred it a little bit sweeter.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish color, with a sweet candy aroma, huge white head with nice lacing. Mild hop/caramel flavor, with slight alcohol taste.
ruppert2p (10) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice amber color with orange highlights. Small head. A nice balance of hops and malt with more of the former. A nice round nutty taste that became sharper (and thus less appealing) as it warmed.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 My local public house routinely has this on tap. I would best describe it as a light or training barley wine. delicious! UPDATE 5/2007: In the bottle labeled "Yellowstone Ale." Something has changed about Dead Guy. I used to love this beer. In fact, my previous score was 4.3, but now it really seems like it is a different beer than it used to be. No where near the level of maltiness and thick palate that it once had.
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Paid $3.69 for a 650ml bottle.
Appearance: cloudy golden orange with a huge, soft beige head- LOTS of retention and lacing.
Smell: sweet citrus with maybe some hints of caramel and chocolate
Taste: Thick! And bitter (only slightly), some great grapefruit and has hints of an IPA... mmmm good.
Incredible drinkability. Unfilling! Nice and smooth...
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, nice red colour with a good head. Soapy aroma and taste. Somewhat metallic and sour flavour. Quirky brew which I feel is trying to be something it isn't. Rogue describes it as a Maibock, I wonder if it's trying to be a Belgian red ale?
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malt with some sour fruit tones. Flavor is spicy hops and sourdough bread. Thin across the palate and somewhat unbalanced. Not something that I would seek out again.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour old sock aroma. Tart bready flavor with yeast hints. Deep orange color with medium off white thick head.
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown and red body with a whiteish hinting at a light yellow head. smells like some sort of hard alchohol i've tried before. not sure which one.