Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Light brown color with an off white head; really pretty. Has a malty smell and a medium bitterness. Slight aftertaste of alcohol. Not much flavor variance.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 First impression: wow, smells good. Second impression: wow, what a beautiful shade of orange. Then when I tasted it I thought I tasted a slight blood taste one sometimes detects in beer (which would account for its name, Dead Guy Ale). I really like this one though. Its hoppiness also lends itself to that more offensive flavour found in Red Brick Lager (of marihuana), but here it is not overwhelming or tear-inducing. Call me morbid, but I *dig* Dead Guy Ale.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from bottle. gold/amber/orange. medium light tannish head. floral & piney notes. slight orange peel aroma? hoppy flavor, good carbonation. yeast floated at the top, just below the head. lasting hop finish. good session beer.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a nice yellow head. Aroma is very malty. Flavor is slightly sweet. Roasted and caramel flavors. A nice pine hop finish balances. Very malty and balanced for Rogue. A very good bock.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very delicious brew. Pours a nice, cloudy brown color with a nice head. Carmel and fruity overtones. Roasted deliciousness
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in coulour with light tan head that doesn't hang around long enough to get to know. Sweet, malty, character with flavor of caramel and dates. Decently hopped leaving a pleasant fruit aftertaste. Finishes dry and sweet.
Hildigöltur (5104) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - APR 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber/brown coloured. Very malty aroma. Quite malty flavour with sweet notes of nuts and caramel. Rather short finish.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance entails little to no lacing(it's crumby lacing) and very cloudy, deep honey colored. Aroma is pretty weak and hard to pick up but sweet malts like honey and some mild hops. Flavor is VERY malty, almost sloppily so like a honey-sweet blast of thick stuff and then a fairly balanced finish of bitter hops. A bit heavy on the malts, but very drinkable and nice.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light copper, clear body. The head is a pillowy off-white mass that collapses at an average rate while leaving a weeping lattice-work of lace. The aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of caramel. The flavor is rather plain. There is not a whole lot of anything going on. The body is watery. No real hop presence to speak of. Overall a bit of a dissapointment from a usually solid brewery.
calivania (62) - USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an interesting beer, not easy to classify and filled with contridictions. The aroma is at once hard to detect, then stings strongly of mal vinigar. It pours a gorgous a gorgeus deep amber, but the head disappears much too quickly. Can a beer's body be both thin and wooly at the same time. Even the maltiness is deceptive -- strong but without the sweetness one normally attributes to aggressively malty beers. The overall effect is mildly pleasing, like a movie you enjoyed but you know if you sat their and analized it, you would end up hating it.