2017 Dead ‘N’ Dead by Rogue brewing



Rating: 5.5/6

2017 Dead ‘N’ Dead by Rogue brewing is an 8.2% ABV Rogue Dead Guy Helles Bock aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels.


Dead ‘N’ Dead complements the flavor profile of our classic Dead Guy Ale with oak and vanilla notes from our Whiskey barrel.


Formerly from the John John series, I had not tried this beer in years. I almost forgotten what this was about. Back then the beer was definitely lighter at 6.4% ABV. Now with a new name it fits very well. The combination of Dead Guy ale aged in a Whiskey created by distilling the dead guy ale, now thats what you call evolution! Granted I can’t remember how the original version of this beer was but I am definitely happy to bring it back to the site and give it a go. Let’s have a look, cheers!

Original Review: https://animebeers.com/2012/12/27/john-john-series-whiskey-barrel-aged-dead-guy-ale-by-rogue-brewing/


Oak, whiskey, caramel, rye bread, piloncillo sugar cone, sweet potato, honey, bourbon, toasted coconut hints, biscuit bread, banana hints, dark fruit, hazelnut nectar, pecan pie notes, citrus, piney and earthy hops.


Lots of toffee, vanilla, marshmallow, oak, dulce de leche caramel, pecan pie, crรจme brulee, whiskey, bourbon, biscuit bread, old mango, rye bread, alfajor (Mexican Coconut sugar candy, oranges, funky tart notes, grape hints, banana, clove spice, earthy hop notes, honey, burnt sugar, Belgian candy sugar notes, dark fruit raisins, figs, hazelnut nectar notes, fruit cake, piloncillo sugar cone, sweet potato, cinnamon, flan, tangerine hints, stone fruit peach and apricot notes.


Finishing rich in caramel, toffee, dark fruit, fruit cake, toasted coconut notes, earthy hop notes, oak, whiskey notes and burnt sugar dryness. No alcohol in the taste, amber clear body, smooth, creamy and dry mouth feel along with a moderate drinkability.


While personally, I think it is above exceptional due to the whiskey barrel aging, it is not supreme. Hell I love dead guy and this process takes it to the next level at that. There is so much criticism over these beers in the community but I for one look for what I like and this one is definitely a huge winner. Granted I have have had better barrel aged beer, it isn’t often you see a barrel aged hellsbock. The only thing that might come close to its amazingness is the Samichlaus, but that’s definitely on another review on site. I would definitely recommend it highly but only if you like Rogue for sure.

Anime Corner:

Lei-Lei/Hsien-Ko from the Darkstalkers/Vampire Savior series and the Pacman Ghost were used in this pairing since I wanted to compare the Dead and Dead aspect of the series to 2 ghosts, that being the pacman ghost and Lei Lei. The funny thing about this beer, is that it is fermented with PacMan Yeast! Funny how the pairing works super well in this context and for Lei Lei as well.




Moonlight Ale by Cold Spring brewing

547502_10101143597822760_1711777774_nRating: 4.25/5

Moonlight Ale by Cold Spring brewing is a 5%ABV Black and Tan. Brewed with 50% Porter and 50% Amber Bock styles

A blend of 50% porter and 50% Amber bock brews. The malts for the porter are specialty malts that are dark roasted for the chocolate tones. Three hops are used for citrus flavors, floral aroma, and bitterness. The bock beer is sweeter with mild bitterness and lighter in color These two brews are then blended to create a unique and distinctive ale. The water from glacial spring with natural minerals allows us to brew great ale only here in Cold Spring, Minnesota

$3 for a 32oz of beer. Not bad, especially if it is craft. Good craft at that. I didn’t know what to expect with this beer. Perhaps I was thinking like the Mississippi Mudd or a New castle flavor. Frankly, I was surprised. The aromas of this beer are very good. Fragrances of rich toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, piloncillo unrefined sugar cone, some chocolate notes, cinnamon, earthy hops, and somewhat maple. The flavors were very sweet . This beer made me think of a much sweeter and chocolatey dead guy ale. Tastes like chocolate, toffee, caramel, earthy hops, molasses, unrefined sugar, slight mocha, coffee, maple syrup and slight metallic notes (when drinking from the can). Not sure why such low reviews I’ve see for this beer. I though this was great and for the price and amount, much much better. I guess because I love sweet beers ๐Ÿ˜› . I tried in the can and in the glass. This is better in the glass though.

John John Series Whiskey Barrel Aged Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Brewing

523052_10100964259737720_2013574869_nRating: 4.9/5

John John Series Whiskey Barrel Aged Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Brewing is a 6.4% Helles Bock. It is the original dead guy aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels. Interesting as this is the lowest ABV Barrel Aged beer I have had. Most Barrel Aged beers usually are stronger in alcohol.

40 IBU, 78AA, 16 Plato, 16 Lย 
Malts: Carastan, Rogue Micro-Barley Farm Dare & Risk malts.ย 
Hops: Saaz, Willamette, Rogue Micro-Farm Hop Yard Revolution hops.ย 
Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

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, Rogueโ€™s award winning Dead Guy Ale matured in Rogueโ€™s award winning Dead Guy Whiskey barrels.
Deep honey in color with a malt aroma, a caramel, vanilla and oak finish.

Rogue Dead guy ale is one of the most awesome beers out there. So far I have only tried the regular and the double dead guy ale. So finding this variant with Rogue dead guy whiskey brings a lot of in house quality when aging it in a barrel that they used similar ingredients from dead guy ale. Aromas of nice caramel covered pecans, whiskey, pecans and biscuit bread. The flavors of this version of Rogue Guy dead ale are of the original caramel, honey, biscuit bread, toffee, vanilla with added notes of the whiskey, oak, some coconut, banana, mango, pecans, alafajor (Mexican Coconut sugar candy), minor bittering earthy hops, minor citrus and some funky tart notes. For being only 6.5%ABV, there is a lot of flavor that you would normally get from a higher barrel aged beer. I haven’t tried the Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey but if its as close to this it would be definitely worth trying. Finally, a beer with some Barrel Aged oak and liquor flavors but without the excessive booziness.