BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP C-Bad. Clear amber orange hue, thin layer of off-white head and modest lacing. Nose is bubblegum and citrus, pine resin, florals, pale malts. Taste is sweet grain malts, cotton candy yeast, orange/citrus hops, touch of pine resin, finishes sweet and dry with slight alcohol warming. Thick and chewy texture with moderate carbonation. A solid strong ale with a nice range of sweet malts and hops, a surprising variation on an old favorite.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish-orange with a great, lasting head and loads of lacing. Sweet, bready aroma similar to the original Dead Guy but a bit sweeter and very faint. Same bready buttery taste as the Dead Guy but the similarity ends there - lots and LOTS of hops in this sucker, great supportive toffee-like malting. Light peppery finish. Thick body, creamy mouthfeel, great carbonation. This is dangerously dangerously sessionable - lots of alcohol, be careful! Very tasty but... $14? Ouch.
ScoWRee (381) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Red bottle. Poors a nice amber color with a nice tan bubblie head. Aroma of friut and caramel. Taste is creamy bitter hops.The commercail discription is accurate. A nice Ale. a little to bitter for my taste.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the overpriced 750ml bottle this poured a deep amber body with a smallish off-white head that lasted throughout most of the drinking. Nice lace. Has a fruity, malty nose with strong citrus hops. The flavor isn’t complex yet satisfies, just enough malt to support the sturdy PNW hopping. Dry, bitter finish. No signs of the strong alcohol content either while drinking or afterwards. Is this really 9.5% ABV?
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ABUSEDGOAT (2395) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat darker amber color, moderate to large head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, somewhat sugary, toffee. Medium bodied, somewhat sweet, a little bit of alcohol. Pretty much what you’d expect.
jredmond (5343) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Bright Red Bottle. Really good beer. Pours a dark amber color with decent head. The aroma is extra sweet malt. The taste is dangerous - no alcohol flavor whatsoever. Taste is mainly sweet malts.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color close to a red with a nice amount of head. Aroma was of malts and a bit musty. I enjoyed this one.
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, good head. Malty and musty aroma. Taste is super malty, I am not picking hops or on much else, even though it seems well balanced. Texture is average along with the carbonation. Good beer by rogue
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->Trappist: Pours an average, rocky, off-white head atop a clear amber body. Malt aroma is heavy of molasses and caramel and hops are average. The body is full, texture thick, and the finish bitter. The flavor’s duration is long, being moderately bitter.
For the price, I really expected more, but all-in-all it isn’t a horrible beer; I’m keeping one to age and will see how it is later on.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark glowing amber with a full khaki head that lingers. Malty caramel aroma with some piney hops and oaky spices. Taste has some mild malt sweetness at first but is pretty bland. The hops aren’t as powerful as I remember in the normal dead guy, but lend to a sense of balance. Very earthy plant flavors. Pretty smooth and hides the ABV well.