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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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!

thomas15's rating

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2535) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Draft at world of beer in Denver. Pours pitch black with a small white head. The aroma has very little to speak of. I asked my wife to smell to make sure Iím not off. The taste has a lot of oak, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, a bit sweet. Not a bad brew by any means but not exceptional either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1477) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Malty aroma with hints of oak and chocolate. Breautiful dark color with a tan foamy head. Heavy weight with a smoothness. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, wood and a slight bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2015
Draught. This is a heavy duty viscous stout with some serious sweetness and roasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ethanTHEtrill (49) - - MAY 4, 2015
Bomber from HEB Pin Oak in Katy, TX. Poured into a teku glass. Appearance is dark black with thin white slightly tan head. Aroma of heavy booze and smoked malt. Taste dominated by booze of the first note then dissapates into a intertwined oak and smoked malt notes finishes boozy. I would imagine this would age gracefully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8872) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
750ml bottle, taste. This is a 750ml bottle labeled 2007 brandy cask aged Imperial Stout. Brown color. Thin bubbly off-white head. Good chocolate, cookie dough, spicy, caramel. Medium to bigger body. Light carbonation, mild slick. Some wamrth. Moderate-plus sweet taste. Lighter bitter, some warmth. Solid, but showing age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5667) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Well balanced and barreling is well done but not a whole lot going on here in terms of being unique or original. Pours black with great mocha head and lacing. Creamy consistency. Easy drinking and well hidden booze. Finishes lightly bittersweet. Tap at Scion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a hearty black with 1/4 inch of medium tan head that faded fairly quickly into sparse wisps and med-thin collar. Pretty good legs, but only fair lacing. Aroma is warm woody bourbon, earthy/roasty/smoky malt, and black coffee. Taste is that roasty/smoky malt, bitter coffee, licorice, burnt hair and boozey heat. Not terrible, just unbalanced. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, that high alcohol definitely shows and itís a touch over carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
Alcohol is mellowed out by the barrel aging. Nice carbonation and dried fruit overtones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1434) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, vanilla, cocoa, sweet. Taste is sweet with a touch of bitterness on the finish, a bit of wood tannin, not over oaked but still present, full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (702) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2014
22 oz bottle, Pours opaque with ruby edges. Soapy tan head, moderate lacing.
Aroma is creamy coffee, oak, vanilla, alcohol.
Flavor is milk chocolate covered cherries, bitter coffee, oaky tanins, light roasted grain. Faint minty, herbal hops. Not sure it will age that well, but Iím going to try anyway.

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