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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
40 IBU, 78AA, 16 Plato, 16 L

In a collaboration of crafts, Rogue Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue Spirits Master Distiller John Couchot have joined forces to create a distinct, innovative series of brews called John John Ales. The series will take Rogue Ales legends and age them in Rogue Spirits barrels. A 3,100 gallon batch of John John Ale produces 1357 cases of beer. The first of the John John series is John John Dead Guy Ale, Rogue’s award winning Dead Guy Ale matured in Rogue’s award winning Dead Guy Whiskey barrels.
Deep honey in color with a malt aroma, a caramel, vanilla and oak finish.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Orange pour with lots of shite head. slight crisp fuitiness on the initial taste. palate is of slight vanilla and just a little nit too much oak. very good and interesting beer however.

sulawang (1210) - - DEC 31, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 5.5 years). Pours translucent deep honey brown with much of a head, ring with a large island micro retention, a plethora of clustered fast micro streams. Nose: honey toffee barley malt (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp-airy, malty-forward Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), toffee caramel barley malt, background subtle boozy, Finish: vanilla nuances, toffee'd whiskey'd oak, honey malt exhale Summary: Smooth drinkability, no rough edges or offensive flavours/textures, but lacks in depth and punchiness. In other words, it's not very memorable nor impressionable.

blueruin (254) - - DEC 27, 2017
Backlog rating. Pours dark amber, virtually no head. Not too strong an aroma. Very unusual taste - fruity, bready, malty sweet herbal flavour with a lager edge. Very odd. Easy drinking for 6.5% Caramel and dried fruits. Light notes and a quite rum-like character with burnt sugar, this is definitely really out there. it's different at least...

solidfunk (9741) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Didn't like this as much as the original Dead Guy like the fist night of the living dead. Some barrel and some malt. A little caramel. Tap.

ACHops (1693) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2016
On tap @ Rogue SF. Pours clear pale orange amber with thin white head. Aroma is sugary sweet caramel malt, plenty of bourbon and oak as well. Taste is more of the same. Roasty caramel malt, light bourbon, dry and clean on the finish. This is a pretty much a barleywine, perhaps the lowest abv one around. Bourbon works really well with the base Dead Guy flavor profile.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a bright amber color. Aromas of caramel, malt, and berry. Flavor has a touch of roast toffee taste, some caramel/toffee, and a nice whiskey hints in the finish.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
10/5/2011 12:46:58 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Caramel body with a puffy head. Nose is hoppy and quite sour. Sweet and sur notes. Wondering if it might be a bit off as it is really sour and not too much on the malt and caramel side coming through. Got some whisky in there though, quite nice.

JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Lightly hazed, golden amber color with a diminished taupe head. Interesting aroma of Citrus, bourbon and caramel. Still seems to possess the a clean lager nose. Come unglued in the flavors. A tangled mix of malt, bourbon and hops, that don’t seem to like each other. Start is lightly sweet and citric. Middle continues with the citric and just a touch of bourbon. A whiskey on the rocks with a twist flavor. Hints of malt bounce in and out. Things never seem to come together. Some decent flavors that never seem to meet and instead distract. I really wanted to like this one more.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle share. Poured into a tulip. Sorry, it wasn’t a pilsener glass. I think it’ll be okay. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell had a nice blend of sweet honey to somewhat tart cherry. The taste was mainly sweet and somewhat tart carrying the cherry back into the flavor. Light tart cherry aftertaste leading into a slight bittersweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a nice carbonation about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Maibock even though I didn’t have it in proper glassware. I’d still have this again. Maybe recommend with some plain cheesecake.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Copper-amber, clear, thin white head, light lacing Aroma is of caramel, wood, some light smoke, some fruit Flavour is lightly sweet, caramel malts, some wood and fruit Thin mouthfeel, light body, mild carbonation Finishes sweet, thin. Not the best, the aroma is much better then anything coming out of the flavour.

slowrunner77 (13226) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
this is Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey barrels! on tap (but outside-so in a plastic cup). as a frame of reference i’ve got the ok but passable Dead Guy at 3.1, and the tasty Double Dead Guy at 3.9. This was better than either of those. It was poured cold, but with a thick frothy tan head. smelled great, but mostly malt and earthy hops. not a lot of whisky. super mellow, but flavorful. smooth as hell. i’d already liked it, but when it started to warm, the whisky came out and played very nicely with the aroma and flavor, while never overpowering the beer. I’m not a huge fan of Dead Guy or it’s siter whiskey by themselves, but apparently together they make a helluva beer."

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