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RATINGS: 1381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle. Sweet, which i guess is a character of the style. Sweet milk chocolate mixed with bitter dark chocolate. Rich mouthfeel, with some noticable alcohol in the finish. Some mocha, but this is very chocolatey, almost a little too much so. A touch too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
yet another brew from 123456green.i have been waiting to try this for some time now.mr green has given me my chance.pours a deep dark brown with a foamy off white head.aromas of cocoa,raosted malts,and chocolate all greet my nose.the first sip is so very smooth but full of flavor.i can taste smoke,sweet sticky malts,beef jerky,chocolate....damn.this is yet another delecious,complex imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3509) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Bottled 10/12/04. Slightly roasted chocolate aroma that is dominated by citrusy orange-like hops as well as some booze trickling in. Extremely hoppy aroma. Mostly hazy and opaque dark mahogany with a very small khaki-colored head. This could be darker and the head should be more aggressive. Sweet and chocolatey to start, turning a bit boozy and somewhat chalky in the middle. Finishes bitter with some more of the citrus PNW hops. This is still quite hoppy and probably could mellow for a few more years. A bit too sweet to start.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle: Black in the glass with a small tan head that left some lacing. Small particles detected. The smell was of milk chocolate like a milk shake, with some coffee and molasses background. The flavor was coffee and chocolate that ended with a very light bitter feel. Medium to full body that went down very smooth. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2005
This one poured a bit "transparent" compared to other impy stouts; in the glass itís plenty dark, but on the pour, well, maybe iím just spoiled looking at Hercule and Great Divide too much. Nice, very nice, sticky chewy mouthfeel to this baby -- all and all a very passable imperial full or barbeque and understated alcohol. The 10.4 is well under the radar. bottle (10/04)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle. Very carbonated bottle. Dark red/brown with a big tan head with good lacing. Lots of roast, cookie dough, with chocolate and oak notes. Very creamy in texture with a silky finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Very deep brown, almost black pour with very little tan head around the edges. Lots of high-Alpha hops in the aroma with a solid roasted coffee and chocolate presence. Chocolate, coffee, and other roasted goodness follow the hops across the palate. Alcohol only slightly noticable on the back of the palate and was slightly warming going down. Very smooth mouthfeel with some oily notes from the hops. Could have used a bit more thickness.. as Iím used to with the style, but very solid brew all around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2005
bottle. (paid way too much for it at the flying saucer...ouch.) pours a nice inky black but not quite as vicious looking as I would prefer for an I.S. nice looking tan head. very sweet malt that dominates the flavor (sweetness) leaving much to be desired in complexiveness. Good hop bite at the end to even out the brew. unfortunately this beer doesnít even begin to touch the great divide Yeti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1771) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Super dark with a chocolate head, foamy and rocky. Really nice aroma with a coffee, chocolate, and toffee accents. Super sweet nose, as well. Bitter through and through. There is some sweet chocolate toffee flavors. This is a pretty good ImpStout. Chewy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Thinnest pour known to stouts. Transparent caramel brown with a few wisps for the head. Aroma is alcohol, tin and a little chocolate, but overall, thereís nothing compelling me to taste it. Luckily, flavor pans out more positively. Mocha espresso, dark chocolate bark and black cherries flavors. Some expressive tendencies of currants and molasses mixed with sour milk. Syrupy body. Balance seems to be off, but I canít place it. Warming fudge brownie finish transitions to a bad tongue chafing. Just because you can brew it doesnít mean you should.

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