April 8, 2008

Rogue Ales - Dead Guy Ale

What: Rogue Ales - Dead Guy Ale
Style: Maibock
Vessel: Sampler Glass
Price: $9.00 for a sampler of 5
Where: BadaBoomz (downtown)
When: April 7, 2008
Rating: 3
Comments: After two beers, I wanted to maximize my sampling opportunities, and I had a great DD to drive me to the north side to watch the game. I decided that a sampler would be the way to go. I enlisted the lovely wife's help in deciding on which beers to sample and we settled on Hopslam (only because I love it), Brugge's Triple de Ripple (again, because I love it, and I hadn't "reviewed" it), Founder's Devil Dancer, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and a 5th beer which I inexplicably wrote down as "Rogue Dead Guy" (as opposed to the "Dead Guy - Rogue" listed just above it on my list). We have now decided that the wife might be in charge of documenting beer names (the tasting notes are solid, just not the titles....evidently, I'm not too much of a "detail" guy).

Anyway, this Rouge was a knock you back a bit type beer. It was incredibly smooth, rich and butterscotch-ey. It was very well balanced and a rock solid beer. If it weren't for my IPA kick I'd be buying some right now. If you like this type of a beer I'd highly recommend it.
Ratebeer Link: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rogue-dead-guy-ale/589/


4 comments:

matt said...

This stuff is a nice gho to beer, especially when the growlers are on sale!

Brew Bits said...

Matt - Does BadaBoomz sell growlers? That would open up a whole new dynamic in my world!

matt said...

I live in Chicago!

Brew Bits said...

Sorry Matt - I didn't realize you were up in the windy city. Where in Chicago can you get growlers of this stuff? I'm interested because we might make a summertime Chicago trip and I'd like to check the place out.