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RATINGS: 902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 Rogues 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 ...) IBUs approx 50-60. 19.8 Plato Original Gravity, 4.9 Plato Terminal Gravity.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2008
From the overpriced 750ml bottle this poured a deep amber body with a smallish off-white head that lasted throughout most of the drinking. Nice lace. Has a fruity, malty nose with strong citrus hops. The flavor isn’t complex yet satisfies, just enough malt to support the sturdy PNW hopping. Dry, bitter finish. No signs of the strong alcohol content either while drinking or afterwards. Is this really 9.5% ABV?

Liquor Stop, Highland, IN

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2632) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Somewhat darker amber color, moderate to large head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, somewhat sugary, toffee. Medium bodied, somewhat sweet, a little bit of alcohol. Pretty much what you’d expect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7787) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Bright Red Bottle. Really good beer. Pours a dark amber color with decent head. The aroma is extra sweet malt. The taste is dangerous - no alcohol flavor whatsoever. Taste is mainly sweet malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Poured an amber color close to a red with a nice amount of head. Aroma was of malts and a bit musty. I enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1597) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Amber in color, good head. Malty and musty aroma. Taste is super malty, I am not picking hops or on much else, even though it seems well balanced. Texture is average along with the carbonation. Good beer by rogue

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bomber->Trappist: Pours an average, rocky, off-white head atop a clear amber body. Malt aroma is heavy of molasses and caramel and hops are average. The body is full, texture thick, and the finish bitter. The flavor’s duration is long, being moderately bitter. For the price, I really expected more, but all-in-all it isn’t a horrible beer; I’m keeping one to age and will see how it is later on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Pours a dark glowing amber with a full khaki head that lingers. Malty caramel aroma with some piney hops and oaky spices. Taste has some mild malt sweetness at first but is pretty bland. The hops aren’t as powerful as I remember in the normal dead guy, but lend to a sense of balance. Very earthy plant flavors. Pretty smooth and hides the ABV well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Pours brown amber with an off-white head. Strong malt and hop aroma with a touch of cinnamon and peach. Initial strong malty flavor with an empty mid palate and finishes with overly bitter hops. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of JRedmond. One of my favorite Rogues to date. Felt to me this could be apart of Morimotos line.. A very singlular focus on delicious malt and toffee, low indication of alcohol. Long finish. Incredible drinkablity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Capped 750 ml. red ceramic bottle, 2008 release, the ABV is listed as 9% in front center of the bottle, list of ingredients in the back upper left, sampled in a seidel glass. Double Dead Guy Ale (nicknamed D2 by the brewers at Rogue) is first Ive tried in a heretofore unknown style, the Imperial/Double Maibock. Before now, I believe the highest ABV Ive seen in a Maibock has been 8%. L: Slightly hazy sunburnt orangey amber with a tall beige head of creamy fluffed foam, excellent retention and a solid swiss cheese-like lace curtain that completely circles the brim of the stein. I have to say, D2 is one fine looking Maibock. S: Sweet aromatic malts first hit the nose, caramel, toffee and floral honey, then comes a lightly wafting scent of fruity apricots. On the back end is nutty baked bread and earthy spiced hops. A touch herbal too. The alcohol is nearly undetectable. I like the smell of D2, traditional with a small Rogue twist. F: Plushly soft and medium bodied, the body has a nice fully rounded feel in the mouth. D2 has a creamy mouth feel with a slight warming alcohol burn at the end, made sticky by the oily hops. Everything here in the mouth feel sings of a well crafted brew. T: In most Maibocks the hops play a significant role and D2 is no exception. It is easy to pick out the Cascade and Crystal hops, oily orange peels, the zest of white grapefruits and a herbal spiciness. The hops also have a good green bitterness. The hops are balanced out by sweetly caramelized malts, sugary with tastes of toffee and chocolate covered nuts. Mid palate is fruity apricots, honey and a hint of maple syrup. The alcohol, while providing a low glowing warmth, is well concealed, blends with the sweet malts before turning peppery in the end. The finish has a long, slow fade, baguettes, toasted caramel, grapefruit juice and herbal, earthy spices. I love the way the Crystal hops dance around in the aftertaste. D: I was impressed by Double Dead Guy Ale, a smooth sipper that you need to be cautious with. I actually prefer D2 to the regular Dead Guy. D2 is a bit a expensive, my bottle cost $10.55, but if you see it on the shelve of one of your favorite liquor stores, especially if you appreciate Maibocks, I would recommend picking it up.


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