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RATINGS: 726   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. YOU’VE WOKEN UP DEAD. YOU’RE IN RUINS. On the brink of catastrophe. But don’t be discouraged. You are ripe for a revolution! Just like the Bolsheviks of the early 1900’s, our barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout doesn’t 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. Don’t be afraid of the dark. All power to the stouts!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3169) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Une tulipe profondément brune et son col de mousse beige qui tient la pose pour quelques secondes. Un nez fabriqué pour plaire aux amateurs de sensations douces. Outre les notes rôties, on y retrouve des notes chocolatées et un toffee presque riche. Derrière cette façon maltée, on peut aussi y découvrir des notes boisées qui sont attribuables à un bourbon qui est bien loin de l’agression. Du feuillage et certaines inspirations terreuses semblent aussi vouloir se manifester. Le goût n’est pas très différent. La somme des malts chocolatés et caramélisés apporte une belle douceur. Le côté rôti et le fût de chêne qui laisse échapper quelques saveurs tanniques réussissent à contrebalancer cette sucrosité. Aussi, il y a quelque chose de fruité et une certaine acidité rampante qui roulent sur ma langue. En bouche, le liquide fait bonne impression. Son corps est de moyenne densité. Ses bulles sont suffisantes et sa texture crémeuse. En finale, on retient des notes amèrement chocolatées qui se choquent à des notes de bourbon légèrement astringentes. Tout compte fait, un liquide impérial qui, à défaut de me renverser, a réussi à me faire passer un très bon moment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Sampled at the Alaskan Barleywine Festival. A great woody aged beer. Notes of vanilla, woody, caramel, chocolate. A very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
bottled. pours black with a medium tan head. aromas of grapefruit, raisin, and leaves. overall sweetness, with cherry/raisin flavors on the tongue. full bodied, thick with a lively feel. finish is long with alcohol and over ripe cherry finish. overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a long lasting tan head. Sour in the tongue tip and a hollow middle. Oak flavored. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Pours a viscous black with a thin head of dark khaki colored foam. Aroma is raisin, toffee, wood, and something on the verge of tartness. Taste has more of the dark fruits, raisin sweetness going on. Really like the raisin taste in this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Argonian (278) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 24, 2013
Draught. Pours a pitch black body, with a dark brown head that diminishes slowly, leaving a very good lace. Aroma dominated by vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Medium to heavy sweet taste, with notes of vanilla, coffee, chocholate and rum, exceptional. Smooth texture, low carbonation, heavy body. This was a beer to remember...Very close to a perfect ten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trumble117 (6) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Wow. Just wow. I had this on draft in a snifter. Body full of smoke and coffee. Very sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, and chocolate. Pours black with white film. Tastes light with nice dark fruits, wood oak notes, and finishes with sweet roast. Solid, especially for the price.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours almost jet black with very little head or aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Hints of cola and red wine grapes. Rich, prevalent flavors of wood and alcohol but with a smooth finish. Be sure to drink this one at the recommended 55-60 degrees; the flavors open up significantly. A very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2009 Bottle from Kinz. Pours black with khaki colored head. Aromas of oak, chocolate cake, vanilla, booze, and a little dark fruit. Flavors of oak, some dark fruit, chocolate, some booze, and toffee notes. Carbonation and body is pretty nice. Held up nice for being 4 years old.

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