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RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (661) - , 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (347) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Strong coffee aroma. Medium body, with slight bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, cherry flavors. A little thinner than I expected, but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bretteux (181) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
Le liquide est brun-noir,la mousse est beige et épaisse avec un anneau de mousse standard.Au nez,les prunes mûres,bourbon sucré et le rôtis.Au goût,une douceur à lentrée qui persiste suivi par les bulles pétillantes qui disparaissent rapidement.Une rondeur bien balancée.En finale,la vanille et le bourbon qui s’impose et dominent.Tout qu’une déguste.Merci Pat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4148) - Candiac, 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 (2716) - 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 (159) - 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 (4124) - 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 (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.

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