Rogue Dead Guy Ale
This is a unique taste experience. Also my first Rogue review. This Oregonian brewery certainly has the marketing aspect of the business down. A skeleton covered bottle referencing the inevitable demise of all of us is intriguing to say the least. Aroma is of tons of malt. I get wheat and some barley in there as well. Almost smells sweet. Color is as pictured, a rich copper color.
The head is there for a brief period but doesn't hang around too much.
Flavor is of ridiculous amount of wheat and honey. Its like a bee harvest in a glass. It tastes rich yet sweet. Almost like it wasn't fully fermented. Some roasted malt is present as well. I think the best way to describe it is as caramelized wheat with honey on top. I can't taste any hops at all. I am sure they must be in there but I get nothing. I think the hops really would have helped this beer, its not terrible but it could have been more balanced.
If you love honey and wheat this is a beer for you. If you dislike hops this is also a beer for you. But if you crave balanced flavor this is not a beer for you. The bottom line is that this is a sweet beer. The hops do not stand on their own. Definitely worth a shot though, it is a unique creation.
Final Score: 82% (Good Malt Flavor but Too Lopsided)