notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The medium-brown color gives a hint of the subtle complexity of this unique ale. Overall, it has a medium body, but, as ales go, it is very rich. There is a subtle maltiness and a lot of hops. There are very vague, yet enjoyable, hints of flowers and caramel. Nice finish, too.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It tastes like alcohol, smells like alcohol...looks like alcohol? Well, it also tastes like flowers. Not bad, I guess. Very hoppy.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. This was the first beer at the Rogue pub in Portland that would end in Newport, OR with 18 samples over a week. Deep honey color. Malty and grainy flavor. A rich full flavored beer.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good crisp, hoppy brew. Not my favorite of styles but certainly work trying.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 I have drank great ales for 20 years from all over the world and Rogue Dead Guy as well as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale are the only American Ales that would rate with the best from England, Scotland, Belgium and Germany. Dead Guy you are a winner. Readily available at bars in Oregon this stuff is in a class of its own, when it comes to American brewing. With Anchor Steam Beer of San Francisco, one of the truly American creations. Hats off to those guys at ROGUE. THE First MAIER-ALE. If you get some bottles that dont taste great, try again, it is unpasteurized so the Pacific Northwest is really the only safe place to try it!
Rib Eye (147) - USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good beer. Strong and well-balanced malt and hop flavors. A good degree of complexity. Heavy-bodied though. Don’t expect to drink many at a go.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah! the label still glows in the dark.It was quite delicious;Medium hops with very fruitty ripe peach flavors.Nice smooth finish.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great copper color. Good combination of malt and hops. This is a damn good looking ale. Follows suit of other Rogues.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malt and hop balance, with a good hoppy finish. It has good head retention and beautiful dark copper color.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppier than I expect from a bock, and than other people here seem to be saying, makes me wonder if I got an off batch. But still very good nonetheless. I found the aroma to have quite a hoppy kick, and the flavor I would characterize in much the same way. It was a very good blend of malt and hops, with hints of some sour malt that seemed apple like. A very good beer, I will come back to it.