emartell (252) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intensidad y potencia en el aroma. Chocolate, café, granos tostados y ligeramente vainilla y frutos del bosque.
En cuanto a apariencia color completamente negro, carbonatacion baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma nula.
En boca suave, cremosa, equilibrada y alcohólica.
Al paladar una cerveza sumamente compleja. El inicio es suave y ligeramente dulce, sin embargo posteriormente se percibe un ligero amargor, notas a chocolate, un ligero toque cremoso y a café, para terminar con un final largo y alcohólico, dejando cierto retrógrado licoroso, como después de haber dado un trago de Licor de café o a un tequila extra añejo.
Es una cerveza para degustar con cuidado y respeto y poder apreciar su gran paleta de notas aromáticas pero principalmente de sabores!
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. nitro bottle, from Dan. Pours black, with a medium, fine, frothy tan head. The aroma is light coffee and chocolate. Very sweet flavor, with just a little roasted bitterness. Heavy body, with a characteristically lively and velvety mouthfeel from the nitrogen. This is a relatively light and easy drinking imperial stout; smooth and tasty, but not very complex.
Evolutionary (293) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from giant eagle gahanna. Nose is licorice and raisins. Pours black. Drinking a bit warm and maybe it needs to be colder?? Too much licorice taste and needs a bit more fullness to the body for the style. Would be a really good milk stout if this was smoother. Prob won't go out of my way to get it.
---Rated via my mouth
PhilJackson80 (354) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle Nitro. Tasted on 8/3/14. Bottle courtesy of Espo. The beer pours to a deep black color with a light tan nitro head. The aroma has licorice, some chocolate & raisins. The taste is smooth & creamy from the nitro with a sooth & dry finish. Overall a nice Russian imperial.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with cm thick tan head.
Aroma: Treacle, licorice, resinous, subtle marzipan, herbal, malty, note of stewed fruit and umami.
Taste: Low/medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Smooth thick oily texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering malty, treacle, fruity finish with alcohol warmth and dryness and cold coffee bitterness.
Comments: Lovely and slight lacing.
gregwilsonstl (1123) - Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black like oil. Thick creamy head. Hot aftertaste. Heavy body. Very roasted coffee.
TheBear11D (272) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout pours jet black with a thick foamy tan brown head that lasts the duration of the beer. The aroma is raisin, black licorice and chocolate. The flavor is dark chocolate and coffee up front followed by raisin and black licorice. Overall this is a delightful brew and I find the nitro quite favorable.
JBPortland (884) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours dark chestnut brown black with some faint light edges and 1 finger head. Nose is roasty bitter dark fruits, baker’s chocolate, raisin. Taste is a little thinner than expected but still decent creaminess, some nice light roasty dark chocolate, coffee bean, dark fruits. Finish is bitter fruity chocolate, burnt coffee, cocoa, touch of sticky sweetness.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice rich black color with a foamy brown head. Smells sweet like candy. Taste is fairly rich with some coffee notes hidden in there. Decent beer.
PigMine (37) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber with the ’best by’ date digitized (barely visible, with good light and a microscope) printed on the bottle neck. This bad boy bomber can cellar for 7 years. Pours nearly pitch black, with a beige, tightly packed, very small bubble, creamy head that takes a hard pour to liven up. The taste is bold and dark, but not palate wrecking. Roasted malt with chocolate and cherry take the stage. It lacks a balanced hop presence, but the floral hop aroma and taste are present. It dominates in roasted coffee with dark chocolate and cherry. It has a full mouth feel, and the 10.2% abv will warm you up nicely as it goes down. Meant to be a breakfast beer, it will definitely slow down your morning! It is a very good brew! It goes down easy for such a huge brew. I think it is an A-rated brew, and I am very happy I finally found the Wake Up Dead. As my 11th Left Hand variety, I think it is one of the best Left Hand brews available, lagging behind the Warrior in flavor though. I would happily share with a seasoned brew drinker.