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RATINGS: 3786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogues proprietary "PacMan" ale yeast. It is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops.
In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved popular and was incorporated into a bottled product a few years later with MaierBock as the elixir.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrat83 (4) - Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005 does not count
So complex. This ale is sweet, but still with a good essence of bitter. Theres earthy notes as well and a great finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1692) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a glowing orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a bubbly collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is caramel malts and some grassy hops and a little fig.

The flavor is caramel/toffee malts and a little sweet fruitiness. Bitterness is barely perceptible, but helps balance the sweetness and leads to a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall, a well-made beer, but it doesnt do a lot for me.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2005
Finally found this at the LCBO after reading about it on the web Pours a nice caramel colour with a fluffy head and good carbonation. Strong toffy and floral nose. Bittersweet maple malt flavour strong right through the finish. Very nice ale. The bottles a keeper too. This ones for Dimebag! (650ml bottle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
Pour clear rosewood with an off white head. Nice malty, banoffee aroma that is carried through in the flavour. Ive only tried a hanfull from this brewery but this is my fave....so far.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Funny I never got round to reviewing this ale after all the times Ive had it on tap but this is the first time I had it in a bomber. Pours deep amber with a great rocky cap. Aroma is unique and a signature of this hybrid beer. It has the sweet cookie dough aromas of a bock with the spicey-fruity notes of the ale yeast and just a hint of orange peel and herbs from the hop mix....great smelling beer/ale. Starts with a rush of sweet cake-like malts that are swiftly subdued by citrusy-herbal hopping. Fruity tastes are in the background as the finish comes up fast. The sweet malt drops away and a nice German hop herbal tone departs in the finish....bready-sweet after taste and a slow warming form the alcohol (which, surprisingly, is not hidden very well). Mouth feel was on the aqueous side for an ale with a medium body... and I dont recall the drafts of this I had at the Black Swan revealing the alcohol so easily...all in all a unique brew which bridges the style gap between maibock and ale. Frankly Id rather drink German Maibock but if there is none available this ale will fill the bill.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Tap. Light amber in color with a fairly dense, tannish head. Fair lacing. Decent malty nose, some fruitiness. Light to medium bodied. Flavor follows aroma, fairly malty, decent hop balance with a nice light hop bitterness at the finish. Fair to good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
Ahhh yeah! Finally get to try this! Thanks IMTHEOPTIMATOR for sending this one my way! Pours a dark amber body, with medium sized off white head. Aromas are subtle malts, some caramel, molasses, and some hops. Taste is malty, with some hops to balance it out. Nice sweet molasses flavour. Pretty damn hoppy for a bock. Good interperitation of the style. Rogue does it again! Thanks again Andrew!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Big bottle, LCBO Fall release 2005. Dark orange pour, hardly any head at all. Slightly fruity and hoppy nose. Medium watery mouthfeel. Taste is quite hoppy for a bock, with some sweetness as well. It does come off a bit bland no doubt due to the watery character of this beer that dulls everything down. Odd sort of spicy fruity finish. A drinkable beer, but not a Rogue Im likely to buy too frequently.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
I tried this ale with some friends and some of them really enjoyed it, while others didnt like the bitter after taste....I personally enjoyed it the smooth flavor

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
I know this says honey in color, but it had a light honey smell to it so I thought. The color was more a hazy dark copper to me but I could see how one could call it honey. I am not actually sure what the flavor was, but it was very clean and refreshing. This one went down smooth and was very nice.


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