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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (244) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1234) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
@ ölrepubliken . Kraftig fantastisk arom, smaken var lite lättare och följde ABVn jätte bra.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Tapp Ölrepubliken - doftar smörkola, humle och anis. Silkeslen i munnen kraftig maltsmak med en värme från alkoholen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMStringer (15) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
XS 2013. Swing top ceramic bottle (well flash!). Sticker said imported to NZ Oct 2013 (for DoD?) Looking, smelling, tasting great. For me the malts were the stand out - a style the NZ beers tend to stay away from. Complex malts - caramel being the most obvious but hints of all manner of things banana bread, vanilla, chocolate, and a long lasting after taste. Hops present but subtle. The alcohol not obvious either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1160) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2013 vintage. Unclear dark amber with a decent sized soapy white head. Smells like extra strength dead guy. Imperial maibock is a better description than American strong ale. Aroma is Malty. Caramel. Bready. Flavor much the same. Medium body. Mild bitterness. Some spiciness. Alcohol hidden well. Dry bread crusty finish. A nice enjoyable ’big’ maibock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a dull, cloudy honey-amber color with and off-white, nearly nitro head. Creamy pull candy and ripe fruit nose. More than full, but not quite thick. Pull candy, wood, light smoke, and ripe fruit sweetness and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2011) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2014
why did I just take a huge bite out of a PB and J right before rating this beer?
growler into Le Duvel - nose is fruity booze of the spirits kind. Sip adds citrus/grapefruit kick in the teeth. Apparent malty backbone. ABV is well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (145) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pretty similar to the standard dead guy, to be honest. Good variety of floral hop notes. Could see some great food pairings for this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Completely clear copper red orange color. Thin ring of off-white head. Couple loose reachs of lace. Really interesting nose. Smell is like straight-up banana bread, right out of the oven. Wasn’t expecting that. In the flavor, some spicier malts come out; a bit of caramel. Bigger body, lightly slick. Smooth, kind of crisp, light carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter, just a very light mild bite at the end. Solid, interesting american strong. Good bigger spicy hop character to it, and good balance with the big, mildly cake-like sweet bready malt.


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