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RATINGS: 1281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Hereís 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 youíre not in the mood for what everyone else is having.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Dark brown in color with slight reddish tinge. Almost no head. Cocoa and alcohol in aroma. Sweet, malty, roasty flavor. Not as strong as others in this style. Bitterness in aftertaste. Missing something.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Pretty much opaque dark brown. Roasty malt and chocolate flavor with a nice bitter coffee finish. I thoght everything was really well balanced in this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Clear dark brown with almost no head. Sweet malt and hop aromas. Flavors were sweet malt and hop, with a little coffee and chocolate, some roastiness. Reminds me of a scotch ale with all the sweet malts. Thick and smooth, oily mouthfeel, then a slightly bitter finish. They sure didnít scrimp on the alcohol. A little odd for an imperial stout, but good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Kinda light for an Imperial stout. Dark brown/red pour topped w/ a tan head. Lots of sweetness in the nose. Notes of cola, chocolate, and a little bit of roasted malt. Soft íní smooth palate. Plump chocolate flavors accented by roasted malt, coffee, and tangy hops. Long oily finish. A good beer overall, but not quite as roasty, hoppy, or dark as I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2004
12.29.04 12oz bottle, Christmas present. Dark cola pour; little webby head was work to induce. Rummy and mince aromas, dark plum, black cherry. More cherry in flavor and very boozy but light. Some chocolate covered black cherry with liquor. Reminds alot of Old Rasputin in aroma and flavor, but much lighter and not as refined or smooth. Thin on finish with a backdraft of chocolate, coffee, and some more alcohol. In a way, it reminds of a doppelbock, too. Not a great imperial stout, but a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Super cheesy D&D fan label. Pours a little light for the style, with no head. Winey aroma with chocolate, some burntness, maybe a little vanilla and a hint of licorice. The commercial description does not lie, it is silky smooth with a great lingering hop and roast flavor. Miderate bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Color: blackish brown with a thin tan head. No lacing. Looks like a warm glass of cola. Nose: burnt brown sugar, molasses, rasions and green olives. Taste: Moxie soda, port wine, molasses and green olives. The aftertaste is slsightly fishy (sardines?) and the alcohol is noticable. This brew lacks the flavors Iíve come to expect from an Imperial and Iím not sure if I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2004
Pours large head, dark brown appearance. Aromatic nose , well prepared malts base . Sadly this is slightly pale image of its potential. Flavour: big, dark roast, some light sweetness. Right proportions sure but to thing and lightly spread for such strong beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
Aroma is malty, with some hops, and mild chocolate. Hazy brown, not much head. Mildly coffee flavoured, rather light bodied for the style. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Pours a very dark brown, small offwhite head. Aroma is of woody roasted malt, choclate, and almonds. Flavor is similar, with coffee, and a roasted "woody" body to it. Palate is very smooth. Very nice brew. Thanks to BBB63 for this one!


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