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RATINGS: 1329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Here’s a black ale to brighten your day. Wake Up Dead lurks in our cellars for over 4 months before being unleashed. Hints of raisins, black licorice, coffee and dark chocolate are followed by earthy, herbal hop notes. Any apprehensions about the rest of your day are quickly forgotten, for whatever the mind expects, it finds. Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.

Pwn3d's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Had on tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Pours is dark brown. Heavy molasses notes, the alcohol is pretty noticeable. not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1522) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Nitro. Black. Nose of molasses, cocoa, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet cocoa and brown sugar with cream, mild dark fruit, marshmallow, and licorice. Body is silky/creamy as hell from the nitro. All in all, pretty solid. Just a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Nitro version. Mofo of a pour. Lighter on the aroma. Metallic. Subtle roastiness. Looks good. Nitro creamy head. Dark. Like black. Taste is... More subtle than most imp stouts. Metalic and a little boozy and acidic. Palate is good except for acidity. This is a concept that I can get behind. If the roastiness could be bumped up and the acidity down nitro imperial stout could be a good ideal this is a beer I could get again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (144) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours dark brown to black with a beige head that dissipates to a thin layer. Aromas of coffee, toffee, chocolate and plum. Flavors are brown sugar, coffee, toffee, and chocolate, with nuttiness and roasty, toasty notes. Slight burnt toast flavor in the finish which I guess would disappear with more bottle conditioning. Medium mouthfeel. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout is a big beer with a lot of competition. Aroma is slight bit of raisins and not complex. The beer is very dark as expected but the tan head disappears too quickly leaving the flat liquid. Taste is not quite as out there as you would expect with subtle notes of licorice, raisins, and maybe chocolate and coffee (very slight). The finish is lightly boozy washing away any secondary flavors. Wake Up Dead is good but doesn’t stand up well to the some of the other choices in this category -- nice Halloween seasonal though,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
(Nitro bottle) Near black body with a creamy tan head. Bitter chocolates, roast and alcohol comprise the aroma. A straightforward beer, really. Lighter in body than I expected for a double digit and beer. Fairly low carbonation. Soft in the mid palate with bitterness crescendoing to the finish. Lingering booze, warming the throat. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (2166) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Raisiny, bitter, black licorice, a hint of smoke...not as smooth as the porter (or as some of the best impy stouts out there) but not too shabby either, just a bit aggressive."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1887) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
12 oz nitro bottle. Seemed to pour a bit flat but a durable, thick and creamy tan head arose shortly. Full, creamy feel Nutty, dark roasted malt aroma. Rich roasted flavor, with hints of coffee and licorice and a negligible burnt aspect. vExcellent bitter/sweet mix. O: Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours black with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Flavor of cocoa with smooth vanilla finish with oak. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Flaska från SB som stått ett par år. En riktigt söt dessert-IS. Massor av vanilj, sötlakrits, chokladfudge, kaffe och lite torkad frukt. Sött men gott särskilt till vaniljglass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1637) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Smak och doft av choklad, vanilj, kaffe, söt laktris med rostade toner. Syrlig, lagom sötma, god bitterchokladbeska.

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