eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2005
No, it doesn’t much resemble a German bock, but it’s Rogue! This is obviously a rebellious American interpretation of the bock tradition, with tasty results. Drinkable, rich, dare I say non-offensive? Great for drinking a couple in a bar with friends, and of course, Dead Guy is always a conversation starter, or Halloween-season-appropriate (or Memorial-Day-appropriate, for that matter) hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 On tap in Ashland, Oregon. More like an amber than a Bock, it was a dark amber with orange highlights, medium off-white headm, and strong odor of yeasts and malts. Some hops. Palate was average. Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. 12/27/06 upstae/. It as been a whlle since I drank this on tap so decided to give the bottle a try. Everything is as I rated it teh first time. Score stays the same. smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
I contend that the bottle graphics and name have less to do with the Mayan Day of the Dead than with something else, rather obviously: The box says "Gratefully dedicated to the Rogue in all of us." Think you’ve seen this skeleton guy somewheres before? xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Delicious, not what I expected from a bock beer. I will drink many of these, what you call "dead guys". mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 I don’t quite get how this is a bock. It is made with ale yeast and tastes like an amber. Regardless, I like it. Great Rogue lacing. Perfect mouthfeel. It’s almost silky. English bitter on the sides and back of the mouth. Mostly a bitter bite, some sweet smoothness in the front. A hint of sweet honey or candy.
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 12 oz. bottle. I tried this ale for my first time tonight and loved it. It’s a fitting first review. It pours up a nice amber with an enduring head. The aroma is light, but pleasant. The mouthfeel was wonderful, smooth with light carbonation. There’s some complexity here with some sweetness initially followed by a mildly bitter finish. That 6.6% alcohol is quite noticeable in the finish, but not unpleasantly so. Overall a superb beverage from Rogue that I could easily drink regularly.
rerate: 7/4/7/3/15 - Averaged with the old rating of 4.1 and rounded up to a 3.9. antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2005
22 oz bomber. This pours a nice copper/amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is a bit of citrus and hops. Taste is initial citrus with nice malty finish. Wish I had some PacMan yeast for my brews, but this was a good version of a maibock Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2005
A cool-looking logo, a tough-sounding name....this has to be good. ....NOT. Aroma: Very little to speak of, but alchohol is noticeable in a light peppery odor. ... Appearance, amber/cloudy, sustained head. ... Flavor: A hint of citrus at first, then you get a rush of alchohol and wood chips. Palate: Flavor stays with you a while, but again, alchohol ruins what might be an interesting experience. Dry and bitter, slightly acidic finish. ... Overall, a big disappointment. The name and the label aren’t represented here. albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Deep amber color with nice everlasting foamy off-white head & lace. Sweet aroma caramel, fruity with hints of piney hops. Medium, & creamy body. Flavor has hints of yeastiness, a tiny bit of toast, some caramel sweetness finishes with a hop bitterness. Fit for a king, or a dead guy. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Dark orange with small off white head. Decent mouthfeel, with a thin malt flavor being overcome by hop flavors and aroma developing into a mildly bitter finish. One of Rogue’s most widely distributed and enjoyed offerings, and for good reason.