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RATINGS: 903   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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3.8
   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 Rogues most recognizable and highly demanded beer. Its 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 sirens 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 wasnt 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 doesnt 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Everything i love about dead guy but more poured from bomber amber color moderate head some lacing lots of spice in aroma and taste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4484) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2016
0.75l bottle brought home from The George and Dragon in Barcelona. Been keeping this for a while in the cellar. The label actually says both 9 and 8.2%. Looks really good in the glass with a warm perfect amber cloudy body under a medium sized eventually fading and light bubbly just off-white head. Love the malty sweet caramel nose thats loaded with red sweet fruits and a really suiting oxidized touch. Oh, yeah this smells good! In the mouth this one has a somewhat light oily mouthfeel, you can definitely sense that this has been aged and its just above soft on the carbonation. Really oxidized in the taste, but still I have to admit that I kinda like how this tastes. More than red fruits, strawberry, wild strawberries with The sweetness you can get from Red currants. Some strong malty caramel sweetness combined with light detergents and it still keeps a nice bitterness towards the finish. A lovely thing, and just wish I could return to the lovely bar where I bought it. Unfortunately I cant. 21.02.2014

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1536) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2016
A nice sweet malty grain taste. A bit of caramel. Decent body. a smooth warming after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2826) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
750ml as gift, liberally shared around with good company. As XS Dead Guy, at 9%. Reddish light brown, quite a lot of visible carbonation and very little head. Caramel, freshly baked brioche, candied yams, naked alcoholism l in the aroma. Taste starts sweet as would be expected but theres a pared-down hoppy bitterness in the latter half of the sip. Bitter cooking herbs, turpentine, toffee in the aftertaste which doesnt work as well as Id like. Full oily body without so much alcohol burn going down. Very enjoyable but as a big beer doesnt quite have the best balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2016 750ml ceramic bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Golden amber pour with a frothy off-white head. Creamy aroma of cereals and hops, along with more vibrant notes of blackcurrant and passion fruit. Thick mouthfeel with flavours of stout cream, oak smoke, whiskey, and the lingering clean flavour of the air after a rainstorm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2178) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2016
750 ceramic bottle: 2008 vintage (hiding in the back of the refrigerator for quite a while.) This one pours a clear amber color. There was a fairly decent sized off-white head on it. Leaves a fair amount of lacing. It has a good nose. Grainy, roasted malts, fruits, toffee. The taste is very good. Some graininess, toffee, a bit of bitterness, some fruits in the background. A hint of spiciness also. A very nice brew. I need to check out a fresher bottle, but this was really nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidezdonz (450) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 20, 2016
A 750ml ceramic and wingtop bottle with no bottled on or best by date. Poured into a Mikkeller pint glass. It poured a cloudy dark amber colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing. Aromas of apple juice (very juicy), caramel, biscuit malt, grape and a hint of orange. Taste was quite similar with caramel malt sweetness, apple juice, tea, grape, raisins and dark berries. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Overall this was ok. Not bad, but just ok. A little bit too caramel-ly sweet for my taste buds.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a nice deep dark golden brown. Aromas of hay, hop flowers, carmel malts, candy sugar, honey. Flavor: oak, caramel malts, grapefruit, light hops, brown sugar, and alcohol

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dguste le 9/9/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orange-ambre. Apparence : claire.
Arme : Malt sucr, caramel, houblon floral, fruit (agrumes), herbeux, aux notes poivres, notes de biscuits.
Got : Entre de bouche : Got lger-moyen amer de houblon floral, herbeux, lgrement fruit (agrumes) aux notes poivres et rsineuses, prsent toute la gorge. Un solide support malt de caramel et de grains sucrs est prsent avec un lger got rchauffant dalcool ainsi que des traces de biscuits au miel.
En bouche : Corps : ronde. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : huileuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, compose dune lgre amertume dalcool, de houblon herbeux, floral aux notes fruites.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - JAN 18, 2016
Draught at Watering Hole. Lots of caramel, malt, nuts, yeast, booze, finish is quite sweet. Feels quite heavy and messy, quite a disappointment compared to the solid classic version.


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