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RATINGS: 730   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!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Argonian (280) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2212) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 3, 2013
Light aroma for style licorice dark fruit, some bourbon, brown sugar. Black with brown edges. Off white head. Well intergrated bourbon, some chocolate....but everything is kind of subdued. Kind of like itís aged. Nice in a way, busurprising... Wood and cherry come out on aroma with warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle share thanks Aaron. Pours jet Black with beige head and great lacing on the glass. Smell is thick bourbon vanilla and chocolate. Taste is definitely bourbon, vanilla, light chocolate and maybe some dark fruit after taste. Overall a very good beer I wasnít expecting such a great mixture between bourbon and stout with just enough hop bittering to finish the beer off.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours an almost opaque brown/black and is topped by a nice frothy tan head. Aroma is oak, roasted malts, and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, oak, vanilla, molasses, and cocoa. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1668) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
bottle. pours black with solid tan head. aroma of ash and chocolate. taste is very thick sweet caramel chocolate and slight oak

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Pours dark with a one finger khaki colored head and a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate malt and toasted grain. Taste is dark roasted malts and chocolate with a hint of vanilla and bourbon. Not enough bourbon for me. Decent. Update: tried on a fresh palate: 3.9


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