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RATINGS: 1376   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CharmCityHops (12) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Purchased as a bomber in Nashville. Pours a reddish brown with limited retention, but excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor of bitter/sweet coffee with some milk chocolate thrown in. Severe booziness comes in as it warms. Nice as a sipper, but there are several better impys out there.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salsgebom (20) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle, poured into snifter. When compared with other Imp stouts, I was pretty disappoiinted. It has a very dark brown/red color. It lacks the roasted barley needed to make it good and black. Its very malty and seriously lacks in hop bitterness. Easy to drink for its high abv but I prefer a bigger bite for this style. Its more like an Imperial brown.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Beautiful reddish brown with tiny, stale impurities. Creamy, light brown head. Very malty, spicy sweet nose. Nice, full vinous body with wonderful roasted malt and sweet caramel. Dry, roasted bitterness. Incredibly delicate. 031205

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle. Aroma is malty, perhaps a little butterscotchy. Very dark brown colour. Coffee flavour, sweet and salty. Very nice. Malty aftertaste followed by a very late aftertaste of coffee.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2005
(on bottle at CPH Yeha05)Dark brown, beige head. Huge dark chocolate, allspiceflavous; nose very vague, but also of roast and chocolate. The finish is pretty unbalanced, too much roast and cloying sugars.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
A smell of roasted grain drifts from the glass. The color is dark brown and the head is moderately thick. The taste is a smooth heavy one consisting semi-sweet chocolate mixed with coffee. That full body taste fades rather fast from the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
22 oz. bomber picked up on my way home from St. Louis over the Thanksgiving weekend. aroma is of plums, raisins, chocolate with hints of coffee, roasted peanuts and alcohol. the color is a milk chocolate brown with a tan head which was quick to fade. flavors were of all of the aforementioned aromas plus some maple syrup. a nice beer, but just couldn’t quite get over the predominance of the plum and raisin flavor. really close, but not quite in balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2005
22oz bomber pours dark brown with ruby highlights with a short tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, a bit of plum, and a little alcohol. Flavor included dark chocolate, coffee, some molasses, and some raisin. Palate was smooth creamy and mouthcoating. Not much carbonation there. Alcohol was covered very well in the flavor. A good smooth sipper for a cold Ohio night..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 Rich creamy aroma, milk chocolate like with some vinous notes, yum. Probably the least dark impy ive seen, not that that matters much. Tastes of milk chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is super creamy and luscious, with lively spots of CO2. This was a winner, liked it a lot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle. Reddish dark brown colour with a wonderful aroma of smooth chocolate and coffe very pleasant. Very nice smotth flavour of dark chocolate and coffee with a warm finish from the alcohol.


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