While the Saints are busy showing Detroit the door I decided that now is a good time to review a beer that I have never tasted before.
Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
This beer was given to me as a Xmas present by Carmel and I have been dying to give it a try.
Take note that I normally do not try new beers. I am a "light beer" type of guy and I drink the same thing every single time as long as it's served where I'm at. So, going into this I am hoping for the best in that it will taste great and I'll love it but at the same time I am not excited about it to help avoid the big let down if it doesn't work for my pallet.
Moments into what I am hoping is a great review I encounter my first problem - this beer does not have a twist off cap ha! I am foiled before I even begin. The good news is I always have bottle openers lying around as a "just in case" even though all of my normal beverages do not require it.
As you can tell, I am no master at pouring beer as I gave myself way too much head (that is for another discussion). The ale itself has a nice copper color to it (darker than my usual) and a scent that makes me salivate a bit - definitely a good first impression.
The flavor is a little different, starts out a little bitter. Definitely more bitter than I am used to, but not so overwhelming that I do not want to continue drinking. Does not really have an after taste that I notice.
I have read other reviews of this ale where they mention a fruity taste to it, but I am not sensing that myself.
I have just finished my first glass of this (The bottle was a pint) and the more I drink of it the more I seem to notice the bitterness. Sometime in my life I'll have to figure out if it's the Barley, Hopps or the yeast infection that is giving it what kind of flavors so that these self indulgent reviews mean a bit more to my 3 readers.
I am going to try to get through this whole bottle - because why would one open a bottle of booze and NOT finish it up?
Glass #2 - I would like to point out that I am a light-weight at drinking now-a-days. After the first glass I am starting to feel a little warm (and looking forward to trying out my Doritos Flamas sitting beside my "computer stand").
I got less head on the 2nd glass which is a blessing. I don't normally drink from a glass unless a busty beer-wench is bringing it for me because I'm a man's man who drinks straight from the bottle.
The 2nd glass reminds me a bit of why I decided to switch from tasty mixed drinks to beer and that is because no matter how bad a beer tastes (and I'm not saying that this ale tastes bad) after a couple you don't really notice (taste bud deadening?).
First you take the jumbo jack and then you add two tacos, but them together and what do you get JUMBACO, JUMBACO!!! (I love Jack in the Box commercials).
The bitterness that I noticed at first is mostly gone now and I am left with a nice pleasant taste. Even though this beer is darker than I am used to (I like my beer like I like my urine, yellow and smelling like Honey Nut Cheerios) I could definitely see myself ordering this at a bar or picking up a case now and then (you know, if that was actually an option instead of having to go to a specialty store to pick it up here in Las Vegas).
Glass #3 - The Saints won by the way and the game definitely covered the over. I feel like I've used Definitely too much but I don't know how to rectify that (heh, you said rectum Beavis) without some editing and I'm totally not into that. Tomorrow is the important day for football as the Steelers enter their first round by, unless this Timmy Teblow guy can learn to complete passes consistently the whole game through.
By this point I just have a little head, I'm hoping that the forth and final glass is headless. I'm obviously feeling pretty good right now and wishing I had a second bottle as I really don't want to switch up to Mich Ultra after drinking this.
It's like making out with your huge crush but having to go home and screw your wife to end the evening.
I'm beginning to think that the 'bitterness' is really just a deeper, richer flavor that you have to get used to over time. I remember not liking beer when I first started drinking it but eventually coming to enjoy the flavor.
Glass #4 - Final Glass. I've got a buzz, I am pathetic.
1 pint 6 ounces doesn't seem like a lot but it's enough. At this point I wish I was in a group of friends somewhere instead of watching lame NBA dunk highlights on ESPN. I also wish that I would have proportioned my glasses better because this last glass is definitely (there i go again) smaller than the previous 3. After the first glass I thought that I might have to give up half way through but I'm really enjoying it now. I'm going to end up having to "sleep with the wife" because I really don't want the buzz to end.
And, because I'm home alone this means that I'm going to end up playing drunken video games - Thinking about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. I have yet to play any games this short 2012 but I might as well start something that I can beat by the end of tomorrow.
Looking back on it now, it appears that this bottle size (1 pt 6 oz) is pretty close to the perfect sized bottle for someone who does not drink very often. It's enough to get me a nice happy buzz-on without actually being drunk. IF (notice the all caps there, that's the big if)I had self control I could drink one of these and just enjoy the feeling for a little while before going to bed. However, I have an addictive personality and as such I will be opening another bottle or two of 'the ugly wife who I'm now suddenly tired of sleeping with but still puts out and dammit I have needs, so open up and say ahhhhhh.'
The bottle is officially gone and at this point I have to go back and add photo's to the blog.
I hope you all have enjoyed this little trip with me, I sure as hell am enjoying it, definitely, yo.
I miss Drinking!!!
Edit: The Morning After - I F'n slept like a dead guy, longer than normal and having a tremendous time waking up :)