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RATINGS: 1353   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (348) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours very dark brown with thin tan head out of bottle. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of smooth cocoa with hint of caramel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Pours black with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Flavor of cocoa with smooth vanilla finish with oak. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured from 16 oz bottle into an ale glass. Make sure to pour it from a bit of a height if you want the full impact of the head. Aroma: Like cocoa and sugar, not much hops aroma at all (I could not detect any). Appearance: Thick and dark, with a substantial head on pour that dissipates fairly quickly. Taste: Lots of chocolate and some coffee, bit of toast, very sweet, some roasted malt in the finish. A hint of hops bitterness on the back end. Palate: Thick and heavy body, almost syrupy. Light carbonation, or maybe it was lost in the heavy body. Finishes long.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Deep black pour with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is mild dark fruit and cocoa. Taste is stronger with chocolate up fruit and a sticky molasses like body. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eruizgarcia (229) - - OCT 5, 2014
Beautiful dark nitro pour, with a strong roasty coffee and caramel aroma. Very boozy, definitely a sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2014
oh boy, this is a gem! Bottle from hyvee, shared with lamont at club w... pitch black pour with thin bown head, (we got the nitro version)creamy chocolate aroma with similar taste, this shits incredible!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1594) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Nitro. Black. Nose of molasses, cocoa, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet cocoa and brown sugar with cream, mild dark fruit, marshmallow, and licorice. Body is silky/creamy as hell from the nitro. All in all, pretty solid. Just a bit too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Nitro version. Mofo of a pour. Lighter on the aroma. Metallic. Subtle roastiness. Looks good. Nitro creamy head. Dark. Like black. Taste is... More subtle than most imp stouts. Metalic and a little boozy and acidic. Palate is good except for acidity. This is a concept that I can get behind. If the roastiness could be bumped up and the acidity down nitro imperial stout could be a good ideal this is a beer I could get again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (179) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours dark brown to black with a beige head that dissipates to a thin layer. Aromas of coffee, toffee, chocolate and plum. Flavors are brown sugar, coffee, toffee, and chocolate, with nuttiness and roasty, toasty notes. Slight burnt toast flavor in the finish which I guess would disappear with more bottle conditioning. Medium mouthfeel. Very, very nice.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloshgator (467) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout is a big beer with a lot of competition. Aroma is slight bit of raisins and not complex. The beer is very dark as expected but the tan head disappears too quickly leaving the flat liquid. Taste is not quite as out there as you would expect with subtle notes of licorice, raisins, and maybe chocolate and coffee (very slight). The finish is lightly boozy washing away any secondary flavors. Wake Up Dead is good but doesn’t stand up well to the some of the other choices in this category -- nice Halloween seasonal though,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2674) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
(Nitro bottle) Near black body with a creamy tan head. Bitter chocolates, roast and alcohol comprise the aroma. A straightforward beer, really. Lighter in body than I expected for a double digit and beer. Fairly low carbonation. Soft in the mid palate with bitterness crescendoing to the finish. Lingering booze, warming the throat. Pretty good.


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