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RATINGS: 3606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogueís proprietary "PacMan" ale yeast. It is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops.
In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved popular and was incorporated into a bottled product a few years later with MaierBock as the elixir.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
The color is a murky dark light leather. The head is large, creamy and very healthy. Hoppy and malty aroma. Plums, sweet malts, sap and passion fruit. So this is brewed like a maibock but fermented like an ale. Odd. It confuses many people. The taste is fruity,spicy, tender, piney and posseses a lot of malt flavor especially caramel. This is a so-so Rogue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dan0 (9) - Elon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004 does not count
A nice malt monster. Pours a nice deep orange/red with a small but abrasive head that smells of malt, hops and a slightly metallic scent. The consistancy is dark and creamy, way more than expected from the appearance. They call this an ale, but Iíd almost classify it as a porter, itís quite malty and overall it is quite pleasing. I donít know if Iíd buy it again, but it was pretty fun to try and show around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2004
This is a nice, dark ale, for starters. Itís nice to have after a long week of insane amounts of work. Kinda nutty with a metallic, bloody twinge. Probably not something Iíd buy often, but itís not bad if you like ales or lighter porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Pours dark orange. Lots of malt in the aroma, a little caramel, too. Sweet flavor. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2004 Maibock, maybe. Not a bad drink, pouring a creamy orange/brown body with an interesting frothy head. Sweet malty aroma, hints of toffee or caramel. Smooth sweet taste. Not much like a bock, but a realy smooth drink. I had a barrel-aged version of this at a festival in Chicago. The lifelessness of that drink caused me to lower my ratings of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Bottle: I donít think Iíve had a bad beer from Rogue, and this certainly wasnít going to change that. It has rich malt flavor, caramel, toasted malt, some smoke, and a well balanced bitterness coming from the hops. It was a well made brew, but I have definitely had better Bocks that this. Slightly above average at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Delicious, like a fine delicacy. Decadent and delightful. Smooth and creamy (mm!), even chocolatey. But still red-translucent. Heavy tasting, but maybe too heavy?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
(Draft: San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, CA) The tap handle was that of the Rogue Maierbock; Maierbock or Dead Guy Ale, itís a very flavorful and enjoyable maibock with mildly sweet, rich maltiness, toasty, lightly smoky, and is balanced by a moderately bitter hop bite; The beer remains extremely well balanced from start to finish; Higher alcohol content seems evident in the flavor; Medium body, with a soft, luxurious coating palate; The nose is sweet and malty with a nice carmel aroma; Light amber color; Off-white head has good size on the pour, showing solid head retention, as it very gradually drops to a thin layer; Not much lacing though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
On tap. Really smooth and creamy, couldntí really place the taste on this, but thats not bad. Nice one by Rogue

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Amber appearance with light brown colored head. It had a malty smell with a sweet hint. A slightly bitter candy taste that didnít finish well.

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