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RATINGS: 1372   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.


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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 Pours a black red with a chocolate malt aroma. Alcohol is fairly noticable. Very bitter and full of chocolate, caramel, molasses, and heavy roasted flavors. The alcohol is a bit too heavy, but otherwise an excellent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Light roasted malty aroma with bread notes and some alcohol sweetness. Roasted malty flavor, some sweet chocolate notes and a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small baige head. Roasted, chocolate, Rye bread aroma and a sweet roasted chocolate, rye bread taste. Medium body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Sampled at the Pizza Port 9th Strong Ale Festival. Cocoa and coffee with some vanilla notes, bittering to balance, alcohol presence was notable but not offensive. A decent IS, nicely done.


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