carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little to hoppy for me, but its a nice beer.
Kodos (200) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer from someone who normally isnt classified a ’hop head’. Small head, deep honey color, strong hop/raisin/fruit taste goin on, slightl;y bittersweet finish. Overall a great NW brew.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having tried many rogue products, i still feel the rating are a little high on most, but the dead guy ale is pretty good.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
my brief websearch on this beer shows it to be something of a hybrid: a bock or oktoberfest brewed as an ale. since i don’t brew ’em and i’m just learning the nomenclature, this could be a sasparilla for all i know, but it’s a typically grand offering from rogue,my favorite domestic brewer. the chesnut color is about pantone 152, like a kestral’s back or the crown of a chipping sparrow. ’cloudy’ suggests variability so let’s call it transluscent rather. i’m guessing my bottle is a tad flat since these reluctant bubbles can only muster a fragile head of 1/4 inch. the saaz and perle malts bespeak raisin and pumpernickle, as inviting as a wink from sandra bullock. it’s sweetish, but not so much that you’d pour it over ice cream or put a paper parasol in it. yay, rogue!
brandman99 (3) - USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity flavor with hoppiness. Reminiscent of Mac and Jack African and similar NW microbrews.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite wonderful beer. Has a little more hop flavor to it than other bocks. Not only is the label cool, but Rogue Dead Guy Ale is a wonderful bock.
Aurelius (4199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma. Slightly cloudy orangish, creamy head. Good palate. An odd (but not unpleasant), dry grainy/vegetable flavor. Trailing bitter.Velvety palate. Recommend with Italian food.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’d like it better if the hops didn’t dominate.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2001
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
’Dead Guy’ not what I expected -- nice orange amber hue, huge head that faded too quickly. It had a nice front -- fruity taste of apricots, but then the back end was overboozed and unpleasantly bitter. It was a decent experience, but I think I will spend my $9 a six on something else next time.
Ripragged99 (2) - Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2001 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very crisp and hoppy.