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RATINGS: 1377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2006
Way thin for an impy stout, with not much imperial qualities. Tastes almost identical to their milk stout, which I’m not a fan of. Lots of that lactic milk flavors/palate. Very acidic. There were some good coffee and dark chocolate flavors, which was decent but not enough to save my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
Draft. Pours nearly opaque black. Medium tan head mostly sticks for duration. A little sweet on the back of the tongue works well with the nice crisp bitter roastiness. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - APR 8, 2006
This pours a very light brown...and has a nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet caramel. The flavor is extremely sweet...and very caramelly....lots of sweet roasted malts as well. Not much chocolate or coffee. I guess it tastes good...but it is one of the sweeter Imp stouts I’ve had. Mouthfeel is extremly thick and sticky...oily...heavy...it is kind of a bitch to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1074) - USA - APR 4, 2006
Black with a dark tan head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet with a strong alcohol taste up front. Roasted chocolate follows in the aftertaste. Not quite as full bodied as I like my imperial stouts, and possibly a little too sweet. Overall, a decent stout but I probably wouldn’t choose this again considering all the superior choices in the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2006
Draught at Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA. Opaque, black color with thick tan head. Smells of milk chocolate, brown sugar, and alcohol. Rich mosaic of flavors including anise, caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate. Sweet and vinous.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown pour. Strong roasty chocolate aroma with some dark fruit esters - smelled pretty good. Flavors were similar, but not quite as inspiring. The killer for me was the palate - thin and a bit watery for style and how I like big impy stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2006
This beer just made it to Georgia within th elast couple of weeks. This impy stout had a slightly diffferent aroma than most; strong coffee, burnt and nutty. The burnt and nutty smells overpowered the coffee. Maybe a quarter inch of light-brown head, with excellent lacing. Color is black. Moderatley acidic flavor. Could really taste the burnt/nutty flavor coming through. FInish was long. Carbonation flat. Can feel the alcohol.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Black pour with some dark dark red when held up to the light. Minimal tan ring of head. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is too alcoholic without much else. Body is a little thin. I’m under-whelmed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
On tap at Issac Newton’s . Pours dark with a minimal sized light tan head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, roated malts and dark fruit. Flavor is smooth, sweet, chocholate, roasted malts masks alcohol, and slight fruit. Good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4826) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Pours dark brown/black into a snifter. Astringent chocolate and alcohol notes. Head skims the rim. Sticky and thick. Sweet chocolate and coffee up front with a bitter hop finish. Gets me behind the jaw -- never had that happen before -- usually only happens with sour foods. Alcohol resides in the finish.


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