Rogue Ales are from Newport, Oregon.
John John Ale is Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey barrels. It is 6.4% ABV and pours an orange-amber-copper in color. There is a short half-inch of creamy head, off-white to light brown in color. The aroma is light whiskey, like a whiskey and soda, with a touch of honey-malt sweetness. There is some wood and vanilla. The taste is richly malty, nice whiskey, with a woody, bitter finish. The mouthfeel is creamy. In essence, this tastes exactly like what it is, good beer with good whiskey. Barrel aging craft beers in a variety of barrels and whiskey barrels is the big trend right now. Like all trends, some are well done, and some are just wanna-be bandwagon jumpers. This one is very well done.