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RATINGS: 1436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 Bottle: Pours a dark ruby almost black with a nice tan head. Smell of malt caramel at first. The first time I tried this beer I wasn’t that impressed, but the second time I was blown away, it was nice and smooth and choclatey. I really enjoyed this beer very much. It really hit the spot on a cold night sitting by an outside fire.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
It seemed to pour thin with a 1" small bubbled light tan head. The body was not quite opaque, it passed redish tones when held to the light. The first reaction was: Slightly sweet; full bodied but not robust. Robust is necessary for a classic Imperial. The hops came through finally but not sufficiently to balance the sweetness.The head left in a hurry, so did the aftertaste. It was pleasant, it was enjoyable, it was not memorable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 12 oz bottle via captaincougar (thanks!). Pours a clear thin dark brown/near black with ruby edges and a large tan head. Nose is mild and of subtle toffee, alcohol and chocolate. Taste is sweet, thin, and a bit alcoholic. Pretty simple and starightforward. Much less complex and thinner than i expected...alcohol and chocolate are the dominant forces here....Watery thin mouthfeel and overbearing sweet alcohol burn sort of ruin this....what is the point of having 10.4% alcohol in such a thin body? Tastes more like a Scottish Ale than an Imp Stout...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2006
I like my imperial stouts and this is good.I like mine more aggressive and stronger but this is very good CHEERS!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2006
Almost black (no shit Sherlock? It’s a imp stout!), but when holding the glass directly up againt light a red hue can be seen. Dark chocolate, hops and alcohol in my nose and chocolate (again) bread and bitterness in my mouth. And a little sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2006
A solid imperial stout. Fresh and velvet consistency makes its medium mouthfeel and sappy finish fun. Not an incredible range of tastes but overal an enjoyable beer for the money

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2006
This stout was a very nice treat. It had a great and complex flavor that went down very smooth. The strong stout taste came through very clearly. There were various different nuances to the taste, including cream, cocoa and molasses. Overall, a very pleasant beer to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Draught at Brewery: Armoa of cream, toffee, and roast. Poured dark brown. Opaque. Brown head lasted. Good lacing. Flavor of alcohol, choclate, cream, and sugar. Sweet. Long finish. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall, a good Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
[Bottle, SBWF] Dark brown, poor head. Prune and chocolate dominate the aroma. Dried fruits overall. Not as darkish in aroma as "the regular Impy". Full bodied, with light coffee, cocoa and molasses. Bit roasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 (Bottle) Pours dark brown with allmost no head. Roasted light aroma with chocolate ice cream and some liquorice. Mocca, rasiny hops and shellfish hints. Salty, strong liquorice flavour with coffee. Peppery with some alcohol. Medium, burned body.


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