DuffMan (8808) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool eye-catching bottle. Pours amber brown with a dense almond coloured head. Rich toffee malt and fruity bitter hop aroma. Big chewy palate of the same. In short, what I have come to expect from Rogue, which is to say very good quality and no skimping on the ingredients. If there is any criticism, it is that this doesn’t retain any especially "bockiness" reminiscent of the original Dead Guy, but who cares? It’s tasty!
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex caramel malt and spruce aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 bottle. Pours a sparkling clear, amber with an average, off-white, creamy head; longevity is good and lace is minimal. Nose is somewhat boring; lots of toffee and toasted biscuits, faint raisins, and faint nuttiness. Flavor is similar with lots of caramel, some nuttiness, light toasted notes, and faint citrus with some sharp, herbal bitterness leading into the finish. Palate is medium, lively, oily, and lightly lightly chewy. Finish is harsh with the undesirable herbal notes lingering for a while with the nice sweet notes leaving. Somewhat offputting by the finish and not at all what I was expecting from a double maibock. The ale yeast just ruined what could be a decent heller doppel. I actually prefer the Dead Guy.
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Peadbody’s in Boone, Pretty darn delicious! Pours a hazy orange color with a white foamy head. Tastes a bit hoppy with a good taste of citrues and creamy finish. Smells of a good balance of hops and malts. Muy Buen!
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Boone, NC. Pours an unclear orange with a light orange head. Aroma is sweet with primary malt notes and light hops. The flavor is more hoppier than the aroma. Moslty malt with a clean bitter light citrus hop finish. Cool!
DialSquare (3975) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap from the horse brass pub in portland. pours a clear dark amber color with thin bubbly tan head. sweet caramel and floral citrus hops in the smell. citrus spice hops mixed well with roasted grains. seems like a crazy hopped barleywine. warm, but covers the alcohol well.
kyzr (1312) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber with an average sized off-white head. Nose is very light with brown sugar. Flavor has hints of hops up front that is soon swallowed up by the hugh malt backing of this ale. Very sweet and roast, with a good shot of warmth from the alcohol.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... First Annual Treasure Coast Beer Festival 2008... Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is a blend of caramel malt and citrusy, earthy hops. Full-bodied and astringent with lively carbonation. Sweet toffee up front, then heavy bitterness sets in. Lengthy, bitter, bone dry finish.
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@SBWF2008. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, hops, nuts and some mild notes of grass. Very fudgeish hints too. Flavour is hops, alcohol, some caramel malts. Peaches and pineapple along with grass and nectar in the aftertaste. Also some mild alcohol sweetness is there in the aftertaste.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shit, I thought I put in a rating for this beer.
Can I just call it a muddled mess of a beer with flavors all over the place and nothing integrated?
Yeah, the beer was as good as that last sentence.
Grapefruit, caramel, alcohol heat, sweet, but not cloying, some nuttiness.
I just can’t bother to put in much more about how incredibly average this beer was. Good flavors, separately, but poorly crafted.