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RATINGS: 1378   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours dark oily brown with medium head that fades quick. Aroma is light coffee with some roasted malt. Flavor is the same with some hop bitterness at the end. A little alcohol is also present in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2005
$4.99 for a 22oz. bomber. Pours a bit thin and lacks the usual midnight black color of most Imperial Stouts, being somewhat translucent and dark brown. Didnít have that oily texture as it emerged from bottle to glass. Thin, tan head with decent lacing. Attractive aromas of coffee, port, dark chocolate and molassas. Athough the mouthfeel seemed a bit thin, the intensity of this Imp Stouts flavors was quite impressive. The dark roasted malts really come through with flavors closely matching the aroma. The 10% alcohol blends in well with the overall profile, even though the body is a bit lightweight. A well done emergence of some hop bitterness finishes things off. Not a classic, but certainly worth a try and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
all the characteristics you would want in chocolate, thickness, a tad sour (I donít especially subscribe to that one), dark colour, a bit of hoppy oil and bitterness, good malt profile. Aggressively carbonated. Fresh and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 4, 2005
i heard good things about this stout and went to buy it. but it taste so much like the stout i brewed which i thought was a failure. i didnít know itís 10%, b/c itís quite drinkable. itís probably a good stout by most common standards, but i wasnít too impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Pours with a two-finger light brown head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Totally black color. Medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is sweet chocolate/caramel. Starts with a chocolate/caramel flavor, finishes sweet and mellow. Easy to drink, alcohol is not noticeable their site has it at 9.5%. $2.75 for a 12 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA. Bottled on 8/10/2004.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30790) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
A red-brown beer with a disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with roasted notes as well as notes of chocolate and hints of coffee. The flavor is sweet roasted with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8597) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Thanks to matta for this. Pours deep black with solid creamy light tan head. Aroma of malt, big corn flakes, chocoff. Tastes malty, with tons of chocoff, slight nuts and cabernet, and some hops and cherry tartness at the finish. Great complexity, above average balance for an Impy Stout, and fairly well hidden alcohol (I did taste it as ti warmed). I love Impy Stouts, and I love this one too. More nuanced than people give it credit for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Black and silky as described. Roasted malts with a touch of hop fruitiness. Smooth finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10804) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Dark brown/red coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is malyt, light roasty and has some notes of berries. Flavour of chocolate, malt and alcohol. Ends on a chocolatish and grassy note and has some alcoholwarmth on the palate. This is a good Imp. stout and easy to drink in spite of the high ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (1063) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Cool label, good stout. Itís a bit too sweet for me (as are most of the imperial stouts that Iíve tried) but pretty good none the less. Iím surprised about the 10% ABV because I can barely taste the alcohol over the sweetness. There is just a hint of it at the back of the mouth after a swig (although the alcohol is evident in the aroma).

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