Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 3818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Off the tap, starts dusty malty smell that tickles the back of the throat. It is best served slightly below room temperature. Opens with a nutty start finishes with a sweet malt flavor. Very enjoyable with spicy food. Finishes like it starts. A very well rounded beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Another great Rogue beer. Flavorful and balanced. A beer drinkers beer. Nothing fancy, just a great beer start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2431) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2005
From the bottle.

Pours dark amber with a limited head. Aroma offers raisins and dark bread; the taste is somewhat as expected from the aroma, a slightly sweet, malty ale with fruit notes and a hint of cognac, with more hops than I would have expected from a bock to balance the whole thing out. The palate is sticky, weakly carbonated, and slightly watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
This was the first Rogue Beer I ever had back pre-RB.com. Loved it then, but now I have had so many GREAT Rogue beers, that this one comes up about average. Still a great beer though when all is said and done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle. orangish brown with beige head. Sweet, almost fruity flavor with a kick in the end. This is one of my favorite brews from the land of oregonia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2005
I found this beer extremely enjoyable. Nice roasted malt flavor that easily would go down smoother than the Atlantic City whore sitting next to me in Firewaters. Nice hop taste in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
naboz (1) - USA - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
Very smooth, fruity, and nice color. As with most Rogue products, this is quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2005
First Rogue i ever had and its still as good today as back then. NIce read color sets off the name. Very smooth and malty with a hint of hop. An overall good beer experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AHouse (18) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 Redish brown in color. Not too much head. Strong after taste. Average beer but not anything special. Not the best Rogue has to offer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 15, 2005
Reddish brown color with white head. Taste is smooth and malty, not much of a hop presence. Little bit of a bitter aftertaste.

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