phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one grew on me as I downed the bottle. Not the best Rogue has to offer, but a nice lighter ale.
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 pours a dark amber, malty with a semi-strong bitterness, not a real strong taste, but a good ale
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty ale. Fruity/grape flavor yet not too sweet. Not as full of a taste as I had hoped for. The flavor sorta dies on ya... maybe why it's named Dead Guy?
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body with rising carbonation, smallish white head, malty, sweet nose with a hint of hops. Sweet backbone with a fair bitterness. Bitterness and some fruit in the finish. Slight alcohol presence at the end. Decent ale, nothing special here. RERATE: Now I"m getting some smoke character as it warms. That"s worth another point. ;)
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. There is a log going on in this glass. A very nice dark amber color, with an off white head. There’s a taste of orange, or some other citrus fruit to this beer. Has a good bitterness that seems to stay with you, but isn’t overpowering. Complex taste and aroma. This seems like a good cross between a Bock and an Ale.
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, honey-like brown with a malty aroma (and what seems to be a dash of hops in the scent). The taste is rather bitter, but not to the point of being unbearable. Worth buying once or twice, but I couldn’t make a real habit of it.
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 [rerate needed] A harsh flavor was a good thing with this beer, with rich smokey flavors, and I find myself enjoying this one more and more. Sure, it’s somewhere between a bock and an IPA, but there is an flavorfull quality about this beer not found in other bocks. Hop sweetness mixes with a heft malty back amid flavors of pine, honey, caramel, and brown sugar.
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2003 Not bad for a West Coast beer. Scent of Cascade-like hops pervades the first whiff. It"s not overwhelming, thankfully. Color is hazy brown splashed with red & gold hues within. Slight bitterness due to the hops. Wheat and malt taste within as well. Slight honey taste does it wonders. Not a bad attempt at an American ’German’ beer.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-rate: I didn’t want to change the numbers on this, but actually to elaborate more on what I noticed in the beer. The aroma is strongly of West coast piney, perfumey hops. The flavor sees much more malt than the aroma. I think it’s really pretty good. 6/15/2002: Deep honey/amber color. Nice flavor of malt. Hops in the finish. Enjoyable.