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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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f.k.a. Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout

GOOD MORNING. YOUíVE WOKEN UP DEAD. YOUíRE IN RUINS. On the brink of catastrophe. But donít be discouraged. You are ripe for a revolution! Just like the Bolsheviks of the early 1900ís, our barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout doesnít happen overnight. Patience is required. Wake Up Dead hibernates in our cellars for over 12 months before being blended to woody perfection. Hints of raisins, cherry, licorice and toffee, followed by earthy, herbal hop notes that rise up, joining in your fight for a better life. Donít be afraid of the dark. All power to the stouts!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle from blackwells. Black with brownish foamy head. Crazy rich taste. Aroma is chocolate, nuts and raisins. Taste is cherry, cocoa, toffee and coffee. A pretty sweet taste. Good. Big

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (512) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with very tin head. That dissapears almost instantly. Nose is chocolate and roasted fruits. Taste is wood, chocolate, cherries and very strong alcohol taste. Good beer, but a little inbalanced.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
for a beer that aged apparently for 12 months, this one was all one dimensional and alcohol burn. poured out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oakbluff (419) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
2007 oak aged imperial stout vintage- pours dark ebony, very thin mocha head. nose- anise and vanilla. Taste- creamy mouthfeel, nice nutiness, slightly oxidized but still flavourful and not dulled out. Very smooth, no hint of booze. Roasty dark chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium creamy beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong oak, roast, dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, chocolate and light bitter finish. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (892) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from App Vintner? - pours pitch with a tan head. Dark fruits and bread. Itís solid, but I found it boring when I had it last night. Maybe Iím bored with the style?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013
2/23/2011: Left Hand Wake Up Dead Barrel Aged Imperial Stout... Aroma: Milk chocolate and wet dark and caramel malts; a little bourbon character. Appearance: Brown with orange-colored highlights; whispy beige crown. Flavor: Weak chocolate, weak caramel, weak dried fruit sweetness; grainy maltiness with a fair amount of alcohol popping out in the thin finish; seems to deepen a bit as it warms with some tobacco coming through... Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth like watery syrup. Overall: Barrel aged imperial stout? Hardly! In the end, this is a good barrel aged BROWN ALE (not even barrel anything is detectable when the beer warms), maybe...

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Bottled on 10 26 10) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #712 for this beer. Score: 7/3/6/3/12=3.1
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200_ (much older than 2009) Vintage

3/12/2011: Left Hand Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Anniversary Brew Bottle Conditioned... Aroma: Cocoa, molasses, CARAMEL, prune, licorice, chocolate, and some roasty/smoky/char-like character. Appearance: Silky pour; near black in color with some ruby showing around the edges; minimal tan-colored crown that doesnít stand very long. Flavor: Really nice sweetness from the mounds of deeply caramelized malt sugars; plenty of chewy molasses and chocolate/cocoa; I really like the subtle smoke and char flavors as well as a bit of oaky dryness; middle has some licorice, raisin, coffee, and roasted grains; finish is very creamy with vanilla mocha and some boozy notes (although the alcohol is nearly completely hidden otherwise). Palate: Thick and heavy; full-bodied and smooth; yet somehow extremely SMOOTH! Overall: Still quite deicious and very complex!

1 Pint, 9.36 Fl. Oz. bottle. Score: 8/3/8/4/17-4.0

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnielsen13 (250) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cherries, dark malt. Flavor is cherries, coffee, toffee, vanilla, wood. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (518) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Thick dark black pour with a big tan head. Large bodied, thick coco vanilla and oak flavors soft a bit sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (255) - - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head and nice lacing. Woody, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate in taste. Kinda thick sweet syrupy. Average to lively carbonation and a sticky lingering finish. Pretty good.


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