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RATINGS: 744   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 650ml. @ home.
[ Trade by BDR ]. Clear dark blaack brown color with a large, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, alcohol, moderate to light heavy wood, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate and licorice. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090815]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
From bottle #8 at sk8vikings American blind tasting. Poura dark brown with lacing tan to white head. Dense chocolate and vanilla aroma. Spiced and chocolate malt in the initial flavour. Smooth and roasted to chocolate malty. Roasted lingering finish. Nice and easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34359) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
A hazy brown beer with a small disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet matly with mainly coffee notes, but also hints of bourbon. The flavor has distinct bourbon character mixed in with the notes of coffee and chocolate while the alcohol burns the tongue. Just a notch better than the standard Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, alcohol and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and bourbon with notes of alcohol. Roasted and alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2005 Total Score: 3.8
Bottled. Hazy brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of wood with notes of chocoalte nad coffee. Roasted flavour of wood, chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
Bottled (thanks omhper). Very deep rubyish amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is quite big on the malts, liquorice, alcohol and some wooden notes. Flavour is plum, ashes, roasted malts, alcohol, wood and some vanilla. Actually a very nice left hand brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 (Bottle 75 cl) Unclear, dark brown and opaque with a weak tint of red. Nice, creamy, beige head. Vinous, port-like nose. Lovely fullness with lots of roasted malt and a harmonious balance between the dryness of the burned malt and the sweetness. Vague fusty, artisanal notes. Overripe plums and dates and prunes. The barrel aging has definitely changed this, but I still find the original a better beer. 031205 and 260708

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23507) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2004
Bottled. Dark black. Vanilla wood and licorice up front. Sweet and roasty with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Super rich with balanced woodiness, but simple straight forward malt character. Bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle. 2007 Vintage. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma with some woody hints. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor withsome hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty licorice finish with hints of coffee and wood in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
29th March 2010
Opaque black beer. Short lived frothy chocolate head. Surprisingly light palate. Light lactose sweet malt with milk chocolate and a little wood. Finishes light with just a little dark malt. No bitterness or dryness here! A little coffee in the finish. A crisp and easy going Impy. Fancy there is a trace of red wine as the beer warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
Brown to dark amber color. The aroma improves a little, with some vanilla touch, light Madeira, showing the roasted malt as the regular. The flavor is essentially caramel and caramel, not complex enough, a bit astringent at the end, too much carbonation, a bit coffeish. Quite good. Thanks Jens (Ungstrup) for sharing this bottle.

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