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.
jonas (5441) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from tap:
Nutbrown, no head.
Strawberry aroma and taste. Long, nice malt aftertaste.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/07/02: Living in the Great Northwest, I forgot Rogue also markets this stuff goes by names other than Dead Guy Ale. Regardless of label, what strikes one immediately about this brew is its gorgeous orange-amber color; head has canyons carved in its off-white sea-foam. Aroma is fairly light--equal parts malt and yeast--earthy...Flavor has the immediate malt presence one expects from a bock, but is nicely bittered as well...The flavors are sequenced so that the traditional bock maltiness is not compromised, but then the complex roasty-bitter follow-up steps to the fore and a conspiracy of various malts and hops provides an impressive complexity to both the main body and finish. Carbonation is fairly restrained, which allows diverse array of flavors to emerge. For such a flavorful offering, it is surprisingly light as well. This is not exactly your traditional maibock, but in true Rogue style, it blazes a trail in a bit of a new direction...Delightful! Re-Rate 10/21/02: Molasses tones come through more prominently in aroma this time around, and overall temperment of this brew seemed softer from my last sampling, but no less satisfying...One of my favorite Rogue offerings...
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer, lingering malt flavor with a strong hop flavor to balance the malt. Reddish Amber in color, good Belgian lace. Drink a few of these in a moderate amount of time and you will either be dancing on top of the bar or sleeping under it.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber liquid with moderate foam retention. Assertive aroma full of flowers, caramel, honey, and lots of toasty malt. Flavors are very well balanced. Finishes simeltaneously hoppy and toasty with substantial bitterness. A perfect beer for converts.