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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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JLS Release #34: Double Dead Guy ~ initially released in kegs for JLS accounts, this new elixir will be launched in 750 ml ceramic bottles in the spring of 2008! D2 (our nickname for Double Dead Guy) is a new reincarnation of Rogue’s classic Dead Guy Ale. Mahogany in color, full bodied with an amazing mid-palette richness of toffee and caramel. The hops are evident also, with just enough to keep the maltiness in check. The finish lasts > 15 seconds!! D2 is Double the Fun! Malts: 2-row Pale, Munich, C15. Hops. Cascade for boil (because John was out pf Perle) and Crystal for aroma (because John was out of Sterling ...) IBU’s approx 50-60. 19.8 Plato Original Gravity, 4.9 Plato Terminal Gravity.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2008
“Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.”
That phrase and the fierce, scraggly, dirty image of a pirate is what usually comes to mind when I grab a bottle or draft of Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Brewing out of Oregon. A delicious craft heller bock, it is Rogue’s most recognizable and highly demanded beer. It’s not too hard to miss at the bar; an aged blackened and gray skeleton sits on top of a beer barrel, frothy mug in hand as his empty eyes stare ominously at you. One need not fear the Dead Guy, and my shivers were timbered this year when Rogue announced their Double Dead Guy. At first I figured it to be mischievous lore, stories told late at night to raise ones hope before it comes crashing down the next day as the sun rises instead. But no, Rogue brought to me and to Dead Guy fanatics all over the world their limited release strong ale, Double Dead Guy Ale. I missed out on buying a few bottles, but I was able to enjoy it on draft a couple times.
My Double Dead Guy was a deep amber-orange with a tall head white-capping the brew below. She lazily fades away, leaving foamy trails of lace. Her nose is a siren’s song of apples, fresh wheat bread, toasted sweet malts, lemon, nuts, and caramel. Seduced already, I wait not and raise my glass for a quaff or two. A sweet mouthful of toasty malts, sticky caramel, and toffee pulls me under where crisp apples and a bitter lemon finishes me off with hints of yellow grapefruit. Each quaff is marked by more lace, as pleasing warmth lingers thanks to the high alcohol content. Further in, some caramelized sugars add to the already thick mouthfeel. A bit of dryness on my palate with a pleasant lemon and grapefruit hop bite. Succulent, full-bodied, sweet and toasty with pleasing warmth, Double Dead Guy from Rogue was a pleasant success. I only wish it wasn’t a limited release.
Like a pirates treasure, Double Dead Guy was a jewel of a brew which was here and then gone all too fast, and those who lusted after her bounty wept over their loss. I was but one of the blessed few, and for that I am thankful. Rogue doesn’t always have a high success rate with their specialty and one-off beers, but Double Dead Guy proved me wrong and herself a worthy successor to the Dead Guy name.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (767) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2015
Restrained citrus/pine aroma in a cloudy Amber pour. Taste is amazingly laid back and gives no hint of the huge hit (strength wise) one is going to receive. Has to be close to my favourite Rogue brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (489) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bomber. Tasted on 5/2/15. Bottle from Total Wine @ Dallas, TX. Shared with Espo. This was aged over year. Very nice color aroma & taste. Very nice overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (456) - - APR 13, 2015
Draft. Pours thick from the faucet in a mostly clear burnt orange hue, topped with a small but dense head of sandy tan. The aroma has similar fruity yeast esters to Dead Guy: red delicious apples, white raisin, orange blossom. A bit of honey maltiness as well. The flavor has a similar sweetness, but here it’s more malt-focused -- honey, caramel, even a hint of toast. Substantial bitterness settles in at the finish and balances the sugary malts. It’s drinkable, but lacks any special qualities that would require a second helping.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Better in my opinion than the standard dead guy...as good if not better than double bastard. Mouthful of complex malts and balanced hops of big citrus and earthy hops. Long lasting malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2689) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber color, frothy beige head, puffy bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that grows as it turns more semi-sweet, glides through the palate, growing bigger as it adds solid, balancing, hop bittering. Not terrific, but certainly solid enough.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/13/15] Draught at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco. Nice clear amber. Sweet aroma with caramel and a bit of honey. Sweet flavor with caramel and alcohol. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (149) - - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark amber colour with a large, foamy, creamy head. Had alot of carbonation, very bubbly. Good lacing. Strong, sweet flavours along the lines of toffee and caramel. Malts are evident in the flavour as well as aroma. notes of spices in the taste and in the finish. Smell a tiny bit of the alcohol and maybe some breads. More hoppy than malty. Very good for high abv!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (430) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. Pours golden color, small white head. Aroma is malty caramel, toffee, candied fruits. Flavor is similar. Really delicious candied dark fruits. Slightly bitter finish. Really nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle shared with others. I don’t know, I just didn’t care for this as much as the regular dead guy ale. Aroma is light toffee and caramel, hay notes, stale malt. Flavor is similar with a light grassy hop note. Sweet at first with a lightly bitter finish. It’s a decent brew but based on the price I would never repurchase this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (962) - - JAN 24, 2015
Draft. Pours a cloudy dark amber color. Aroma and taste are sweet with toffee and some hops.


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