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RATINGS: 1326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (816) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Hard bottle pour into snifter glass, opaque black color with creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, grain, cocoa and faint dark fruit. Taste brings out notes of black tea, coffee, licorice, smoke and herbal/earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body, low carbonation(nitro), creamy, sticky with boozy bitter roast finish. Nice texture and body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1694) - WALES - MAY 18, 2014
As ’Left Hand Imperial Stout’. Bottled Feb 2012 at 10.5%. Very thin pour forms a dark brown beer with a small beige ring of head. Aroma - alcohol, oil fumes, caramel, yeast, lemon flavoured chocolate. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is light - milky coffee, thin gravy, finishes dry with prickly alcohol. Middling Imperial Stout. My girlfriend said ’disgusting’. Imperial stout rating #100.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (563) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Nitro version, 12oz bottle. Pours a dark black color with no head. Aroma is strong barley, chocolate malts, cocoa. The taste is rich, milky, slightly sweet, a little bitter at the end. Lots of chocolate, malted barley, oats, cereal flavors. The mouthfeel is creamy and delicious. Really good nitro beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (635) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 355ml. Belle couleur, nez café et chocolat, palais explosif sur le grillé, le chocolat. Équilibre parfait, finale longue. Un délice !

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (473) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Mine may be flat. Pours a dark brown black with a very slight tan head. Sweet coco aroma. Smooth and chocolate with no carbonation and a small roasted coffee chocolate finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some dark fruits. Taste follows the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1005) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 24, 2014
At BBF. Black colour with beige lace. Chocolate, caramel aroma. Chocolate, caramel, sweet tase. Medium to full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maltser85 (263) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - APR 23, 2014
Jet Black with one finger creamy off white head. Aroma is roasty, with faint bitter chocolate. Notes of caramel and plums and dark cherries. Body is medium, but mouth feel is creamy. Taste is bitter hops, slight coffee, dark fruit, cherry, bitter chocolate, roast notes, caramel. Sticky sweet on the lips. Slight alcohol phenols. Good though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (770) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
Gift from Maxbier. Deep dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, coffee and chocolate aroma. Start is coffee followed by sweet caramel, toffee, slight licorice, and raisins. Finishing with a dad I chocolate and coffee bitterness. Smooth creamy feel in mouth. Finish leaves my tongue feeling tingly. This is a really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1478) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2014
Gumbo of dark fruits and mocha java. Murky, used oil black. Very sweet taste of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee milk. Any bitterness is in line with those elements. Thick and creamy, has the rough weight of the fat free half and half i use for coffee.


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