frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange/amber color with a medium, short lasting light brown head. A very mild slightly hoppy aroma. Good balance between the hops bitterness and malty sweetness.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yum, yum, dead guy in my tum. Smooth and sensual this mellow blend exudes quality. From the delicate sweetness, crested with musty malt and a citrus"y" hops which capstones the experience. The aroma is soft and perfume-like and speaks of roasted caramel. The head is a nice shade of dirty blonde and clings until the final swig. Nice color and consistency. Well done.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish color. Malty aroma, nicely hopped. Didn't notice that it could be a bock. Nevertheless a good beer.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Dead pours a rich, slightly hazy honey colour. It yields an average size off-white head, that diminishes fairly quickly, leaving some lacings. Good yeast and malt aroma, with a few citrus notes. Starts out sweet initally, and has a few fruity notes, but very few. Chalky, medium bitter finish. Nothing special here; I have others I would prefer. It has potential, but it lacks the character so many other beers have.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 Very nice arome and hop balance. I particularly liked the malt aroma and how the ale kept it's Dead Head. Every time I drink this, I like it more and more. Medium bodied with a faint taste of honey buried in there somewhere.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hoppy flavor one of the easiest to find of the Rogue Ales, so it does lack a little bit, some nice malty flavor as well, beautiful amber color
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Death, come sweetly to me/
Poured sprightly with deep amber hues/
And murky, pleasantly bearing a head/
Now pay the ferryman his dues./
Carried across the caramel Styx/
Headed to my burial vault/
From a unrepentingly hoppy life/
Peace found where there is malt./
Strangely, calm settles upon me/
Putting my suspicious soul at ease/
Generally not a fan of Rogueish living/
The Dead Guy beer doth please.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Definitely hoppy. Not what I would consider a bock. The only word that I can seem to think of to describe is tangy.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a crystal clear amber body topped by a medium thick head with lots of lace. Slightly sweet lemony malt arom a with a good hoppy background and a slight smokiness. Slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy flavor with a slightly malty character. The finish is short and bitter. Medium to full bodied, slightly tingly and slightly dry.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice red-brown creamy ale. Fruit is prevalent, and the bottle is cool. I was pleasantly surprised. Definately would drink again.