PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
AndyW68 (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
eruizgarcia (238) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful dark nitro pour, with a strong roasty coffee and caramel aroma. Very boozy, definitely a sipping beer.
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boozedude (2162) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!!!
arkurzynski (1655) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jamesthebrit (317) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Shot (197) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
sloshgator (513) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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,
Huhzubendah (2795) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Raisiny, bitter, black licorice, a hint of smoke...not as smooth as the porter (or as some of the best impy stouts out there) but not too shabby either, just a bit aggressive."