XS Dead Guy Ale – Rogue Ales (Newport, OR, USA)


XS Dead Guy Ale 2013 vintage (aka Double Dead Guy Ale) – Rogue Ales, 9% ABV, 1 pt. 9.4 fl.oz., (Newport, Oregon, USA)

printed on the back:


  • Style: American Strong Ale
  • Taste: Alcoholic toasted sweet caramel malt citrus hop
  • Where I got it: Liquor Barn (Hastings/Burnaby)
  • How much: $15 (after 10% off) – 1 pt 9.4 fl.oz., February 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Cellared for 2 years (2013), gorgeous painted black ceramic bottle with a black bailer-top. Pours translucent ruby red with barely any head, a thin hazy micro layer, a few micro tightly knit micro streams here and there.

Nose: malty sweet caramel, lightly toasted, hints of bourbon, banana bread. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: slick-thick creamy, dense maltiness, background hoppy bitter, bourbon notes

Mid-palate: full-bodied, (lvl-5)-sweetness, alcohol detection, (main) medium roast barley malt, toasted caramel, orange citrus

Finish: bitter generic citrus hopped, off-dry malty finish.

Summary: Love the ceramic bottle. Big body with lots of toasted caramel malt and a citrus hop to balance it out. Kind of straightforward after a glass, but enjoyable.