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RATINGS: 734   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6826) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
65 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.05.2010, BBE 12/2011
Vertical with Imperial Stout, this one was slightly better and almost worth 4.0
Aroma is stale and stinging with whiskey and ashy vanilla notes. Flavour has stinging whiskey. More round and smooth than the basic IS. Less CO2, but still enough for good drinkability. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (891) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a tan ring. Aroma of whiskey, malt, wood, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of wood, some sweeter molasses, malt, and whiskey. Hides the alcohol rather well. Lingering sweet whiskey flavors. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6382) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2012
10th Anniversary 750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a dull black with light beige lacing. Smells solid too; roasty and malty with notes of oak. Tastes like it smells with some hops too. Average on the palate. Glad to get to try this; itís held up remarkably well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4046) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On draft at rustico. Pours black with a tan head. Cherry herbal nose. Thick and luscious mouthfeel. Dark cherries, raisins and toffee. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
On tap @ Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman, Amsterdam. As good as pitch black with a big nice dense tan top. Lovely roasted chocolate on the top, coffee with vanilla, and wood-sweetness. Tons of licorice in the flavor! Almost like Iíve never tasted before. Light roasted and dry-woody also. Soft to average prickling with a thick oily mouthfeel. Really tasty. A warming feeling glides towards the finish. Yups, this is tasty stuff! 27.09.2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SAUER70 (15) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
I am not a huge stout fan but this one was very good to drink during a Fantasy Football draft party. Got raisens and chocolate. Very lively CO2 and disapates slowly. Better when slightly cooler then room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Draft at Cafe Amsterdam. Dark brown almost black with a small, creamy light tan head. Aroma is fudge brownies with some caramel and light oak. Flavor is rich bitter-sweet chocolate, some warming bourbon and oak. Full body with a thick, lush mouth feel. Really nice oak aged Imp Stout, very desert like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1220) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
2009 version A-- poured black, not jet black but a lighter black. Left a 3 finger mocha color head that disappated to a 1/2 finger head. Good sticky lacing on the glass S-- Coffee, roasted barley, and some chocolate. Swirl the glass a bit and get some of the oak. not a lot though. A little bit of a bitter smell to it also. T-- Came across big right off the bat. A little bit of Alcohol taste. Oak is evident in the taste, fairly strong as well. Just a hit of coffee and chocolate. Much more of the oak for me. M-- Get a burn every time I swallow but it mellows out quickly and has a good aftertaste. When the chocolate comes out. Also finishes a bit on the sweet side. Not overpowering but just enough to say hello. D-- Man this will be good with some aging. Alcohol and wood is a little much but this is a good beer and finishes well. Really will be good once it mellows out. Think the alcohol taste will drop some in aging. It really does grow on me a lot with each sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (607) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours nearly black with one finger of tan head. Aroma of licorice, raisin, and chocolate. Flavor is dark fruits, coffee, licorice medium sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WRobarge (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
Aroma was amazing, pour was dark..black. First taste was pleasing, strong chocolate and coffee flavors. It was pretty cold but when it warmed up there was a little bitterness at the end, which I wasnít a fan of. Overall kt was a good beer and I would drink it again but not the first one I grab.

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