Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
XS Dead Guy: The nose is honey, toasted nuts, some booze. Clear burnt orange, fully fading head. Some sweetness, pretty well balanced. Medium-full bodied, a little hot.
slowrunner77 (9401) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"big doughey, dopplebock nose, with some added hops. this beer is classified generically as a strong ale...more like a slightly hoppy dopplebock. complex taste, especially as it warms, but something is just a touch off. Very good, but there are excellent db’s (or strong ales) out there for much less. Glad we tried it though. Pours with a nice frothy head. Mahagony color, and a complex palate."
bpreo (2400) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really good and really strong. Much much better than the original Dead Guy.
JHeath99 (1650) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a muddy amber color with a slight ring of cream colored head. Aroma of malt, grain, and some booze. Taste of malts, rye, and some booze.
rollsrace (79) - - AUG 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Limited release in a 22oz bottle. Stronger than most ales. Slightly sweet, not too hopsy. Goes down good. Seems unfiltered or like homemade.
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken on 11 Jul 2011 -- This is a beer that Rogue doubled, and did it right. This is regular Dead Guy, but for big boys, maltier with a little more booziness.
joeneugs (5450) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the SF taproom. It pours a clear auburn color with an off white head. The aroma has some distinct sweet tea notes with caramel and cherry like maltiness. Touches of herbal hops. The flavor is the same. Fruity tea with caramel and a floral bitterness. Medium bodied. Pretty nice.
Darkmagus82 (2215) - - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-30-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz snifter
Appearance – Served a reddish amber colored beer with a small white head. The head has fantastic retention and fades to give a nice great level of lacing. This is one fantastic looking brew.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a bready malt and a nice caramel sweetness. Mixed with these smells are lighter aromas of a floral and herbal nature as well as a lighter citrus hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins of a huge malty flavor that is lightly sweetened with caramel and honey. The sweetness begins to lose ground however with flavors of a hoppy nature coming to the tongue. Piney and earthy tastes make themselves known and mix with some herbal flavors. While lost for a moment the sweet flavors of a caramel nature come back stronger at the end, and combine with the hop and malt to leave a balanced taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – This beer has a super creamy body with a quite low level of carbonation. It’s fantastic!! The creaminess is god for the malty flavors with the low level of carbonation accentuating the somewhat lighter hop flavors; bringing them from the background.
Overall – The look and feel of this brew was outrageous!! While not as fantastic as the look and feel, its other attributes were great as well. Definitely one to try.
BadAprilia1000 (398) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a muddy amber color with a good sized head. Aroma is thick malt, bread, rye, raisins, lots a caramel, toffee, and a slight licorice. Taste is sweeter than the aroma. Big sweet malts, bread, no rye that the nose had, thin caramel, lots of raisin and other stone fruit, some plum, and licorice again at the finish. Very drinkable for the big notes in it, very interesting, a bit vegetal almost for an American Strong. Definitely a good beer, would recommend it to those wanting a surprise when rating.
ansalon (2733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours muddy amber with a compact off-white head. Aromas of caramel, honey, raisins, figs, toffee. Taste is caramel, honey, rye bread, raisins, toffee. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with medium carbonation.