eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample shared at a SL private tasting. Poured with a decent initial head, full mahoganey like color. The aroma was sweet malts, fruity, caramel, also some piney hops too. In flavor, a lot like the original, yet certainly stronger, thicker, bigger. Pretty balanced out sweet caramel malts with a firm citrus-pine hop presence. Alcohol pretty smooth for this ABV!!! Much thanks for this opportunity!
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 On tap @ Rogue SF, poured dark caramel with no head, The nose, along with the flavor was sweet and malty. A bit too sweet, and quite uninteresting.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a caramel-chestnut color with a large yellow-tan head. The aroma was sweet fruity and floral hops but not a whole lot else. The flavor was bitter floral hops with a tangy malt undertone followed by fruity hops and a hint of caramel. The finish was long and hoppy.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rogue Brewery. Pours a clear caramelly amber with out much of a head. The nose is sweeter and fresh with hops. C word perhaps even. Some alcohol pops out. There’s not much here reminding me of Dead Guy so far. Perhaps there’s a shared roundness? The mouthfeel is low on the CO2, but high on the alcohol thinness, at least enough to counter any real viscosity. Nice balance in the flavor though. Big hops, A good dose of alcohol. Some caramel to toffee, thinner, but there. Lingering alcohol. An enjoyable beer, I’d buy it if it weren’t going to be in those silly crocks.
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Boise Front Door Pours out a dark gold topped with an off white head. Aroma and tast of light hops. Pretty nice body and bitter end. Not bad.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper body with a moderate ecru head. Caramel, pine hops, citrus hops, toffee, grilled banana evident in the nose. Hops come through in the taste but tempered by a malty sweetness. Decent.
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer! Double Dead Guy Ale is amaing! The look is a beautiful amber/orange color. Nice off white head. Looks thick and full bodied. The smell is of malty sweetness, hoppy, grapefruit hop notes, citrusy/fruity and a hint of floral/pine hop. The taste...oh...my...god! This is amazing! Alcohol is present, hoppy and sweet maltyness to it. Hop taste is just like the smell.
undsioux7 (794) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. Pours deep amber/copper with a medium tan head. Aroma and taste of pine/wet hops and sweet malts with alchohol burn in the end. Not sure if it is the sweet malts or the extra hop juice, but like the flying dog double dog, this is just a bit too cloying for my taste. Good thing the pine taste which I love saved it for me.
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark red with light tan head. Sweet dark fruits, malty undertones, with a good added kick from the hops. Very full bodied and round beer. Pairs well with cream sauce italian food, while the hops help to cut thru the cream without over powering the dish. dark enough beer for a winter day, but hoppy and clean tasting enough for a hot summer day.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 draft at barley’s in greeville. pours a dark copper/red color with a tan head. aroma was very sweet with cinnamon, wheat, honey, and some hop notes. flavor was like original dead guy on steroids. Very malty and sweet with some tofee and caramel. Some hop bite at the end of the sip with a little citrus balancing the sweetness. a very enjoyable beer that’s tough to find.