Friday, July 09, 2010
Day 190 Drink: Rogue John John Dead Guy
Rogue Ales started making beer in 1988. In 2003, Rogue Spirits got its start.
Rogue John John Dead Guy is a collaboration between Brewmaster John Maier and Master Distiller John Couchot. Rogue Dead Guy Ale is aged in Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey barrels. It's the first in a series that will include John John Juniper Pale Ale aged in Rogue Spruce Gin barrels and John John Hazelnut Brown Nectar aged in Rogue Hazelnut Spiced Rum barrels
Rogue John John Dead Guy pours a reddish golden color with a thick off white head of foam. The 40 IBU beer has a nice mellow flavor, thanks to notes of oak, vanilla and fruit from the whiskey barrel. If you are looking for big oak or some funky Brettanomyces, you will not get it here. But what you will get is an extremely interesting and drinkable brew.