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Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 1351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Here’s a black ale to brighten your day. Wake Up Dead lurks in our cellars for over 4 months before being unleashed. Hints of raisins, black licorice, coffee and dark chocolate are followed by earthy, herbal hop notes. Any apprehensions about the rest of your day are quickly forgotten, for whatever the mind expects, it finds. Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured dark black from a bomber. Thin khaki head. Aromas of raisin or other dark dried fruit and licorice. Taste of chocolate malt and coffee with a little licorice. Nice thick mouth feel. Little to no alcohol warmth. Covered very nice for a 10.2 ABV. Very nice beer highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (172) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours black, with a dense tan head that lasts. Good lacing. Not much on the nose, and taste is dark fruit and coffee. Nicely balanced stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (423) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2564) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at tderoeck’s place. Thanks Ben. 7.11.14 Gent. Nitro. Black with big tan head. Fruity, a little smoke, then sweet aroma, bitter and smooth taste. Smooth, full-bodied, no carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TThumper89 (11) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
11/20/14 in a heavy goblet glass from 12 oz. bottle - Super smooth trifecta of cocoa, dried fruit, & licorice flavors sums it up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (539) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Poured from nitro bottle. Pours a dark almost black color with creamy white two finger head. Aroma - chocolate notes, small bit of coffee, malt, touch of yeast. Taste - coffee, dark chocolate, dark malt, licorice, touch of milky creaminess. Licorice is a bit overwhelming. Slight bit of alcohol burn at the back of the throat. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Finish is medium length.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/28/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (227) - - NOV 12, 2014
Look: pours a black color. Lights tan head. Smell: very fruity. Apple. Slight coffee flavor. Black Licorice. Light coffee. Taste: black licorice. Light coffee. Coffee bitterness. Light chocolate. Very roasty. Feel: very creamy mouth feel. Extremely smooth. Not too overly nitrogenated. Overall: good beer. Not a huge fan of the licorice. Too much coffee bitterness. But a good attempt at a coffee stout. First drank: home 11/12/14

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2014
bottle. Thick black with one finger nitro head. Big boozy aggressive stout. Moderate bitterness. Chocolate, licorice, some faint dark fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeratarian (102) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours dark but not the darkest. Aroma is fruity and alcohol. Lots of alcohol in flavor, some licorice. Not really big for 10%, not rich enough. Ok.


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