Tuesday, March 02, 2010

New at the Bayou. John John

Rogue has a new series of barrel aged beers and Mark has acquired one of labels at the Bayou.

Rogue Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue Spirits Master Distiller John Couchot have joined forces to create an innovative series of brews called John John Ales. The series will take selected Rogue Ales and age them in Rogue Spirits barrels. The first of the John John series is John John Dead Guy Ale, Rogue’s award winning Dead Guy Ale matured in Rogue’s Dead Guy Whiskey barrels.

Poured a light orange/amber color with a bubbly white head that dissipated fairly quickly. The nose is of Bourbon whiskey, toasted malts and vanilla. The taste starts with a caramel sweetness then gives way to toasted malts and caramel. Oak comes next with a definite dose of Bourbon that seems to linger on the tongue throughout the beer. Doesn't remind me of the original Dead Guy at all.

Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is nice and light. Very smooth and silky. Feels far more boozy than it's 6.4% suggests.

As this brew warmed it became far more interesting. If you're a fan of 'Dead Guy' you may or may not like this beer. An interesting brew to say the least. Can't wait to try the other in the series. John John Hazelnut(Rum Barrel Aged).

Cheers!

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