skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 650ml bottle. Nice copper color with huge head, nice lacing and ample carbonation. The Hops in this bottle were interesting, sometimes showing bite - other times not. Hints of grapefruit and other tangy citrus flavors.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice cloudy red/orange color, not too much in the way of aroma. Tastes like caramel, cherries, spice, and light hops. Very smooth and drinkable. Extra points go out to the bottle design too.
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 (4147) - 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 (1451) - 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 (8750) - 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.