Double Dead Guy Ale

Since re-categorized on BA as an American Strong Ale.
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Original Review 10/08
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22 oz bottle – striking in its appearance but I don’t know if I like it or not. $9.99 from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA so I am a little worried about the value – that’s pricey for a bomber.
Right off the bat this is a VERY poor “Dopplebock” (IF indeed that is what it is supposed to be). If the beer IS just a hyped up version of Dead Guy, then I fail to see how it can change style dramatically. I’m sceptical to say the least.
Poured into the 22 oz Terrapin snifter it provides a big head, some chill haze and a amber/copper pour. Good lace.
BIG, malty nose.
Taste is a sort of weird combo between maltiness and an odd, harsh hop bomb. Strange. Odd caramel notes and this beer seems VERY oddly placed in the grand scheme of things. Dry Red ale type finish. Bitter aftertaste.
I don’t get this at all, nor do I really care for this much. It seems to fall into the trap of trying to be all kinds of things and ends up being none of them. Just not good and a TERRIBLE “Dopplebock” by any stretch of the imagination.

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10/05/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 2
Total: 2.73
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