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RATINGS: 1423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Nitro version. Black with thin tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Tastes of dark and milk chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Well masked alcohol for 10.2%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1181) - Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with nice tan head. Nose and taste is chocolate, roast and raisins. A little watery in the mouthfeel. Good though.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
witthatsbier (484) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle of Nitro from good spirits beer and wine Glasgow Pours a dark brown with thick creamy beige head Aroma is not very prominent,bit of liquorice,bit of coffee Taste is Dry to start with bitter coffee and a long bitter finish Overall ok but the nitro spoils it too smooth ,bit like most Left hand beer ,gets a big write up but most very disappointing ,just average

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (260) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2015
12 oz bottle, Nitro. Aroma is a little sweet, and malty. Opaque black color, with light tan head of tiny bubbles that last a long time (nitro). Cascading bubbles when poured. Taste has licorice, chocolate, maybe a little raisin. Full bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel like you would expect in a nitro. Overall, a very smooth drinkable RIS! Does not taste like 10.2%!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (825) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle from dusty...solid brew....tons of berries and chocolate....creamy and delicious....very nicely done brew...wow

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (468) - MEXICO - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with a red hue and a big foamy brown head. Aroma is of black coffee, dark sweet milky chocolate, nuts and roasted malt. Taste is bitter with a sweet chocolate finish. Very smooth; clearly a nitro. Some carbonation and astringency. Pleasant aftertaste of coffee. A great imperial stout.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (270) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Poured a nice dark brown, minimal head, tiny bubbles from the nitro. A hint of licorice on the nose and palate. Not much going on texture wise. I like my RIS’s thick and chewy. This beer just didn’t get it done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edbast (38) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Solid imperial. Deep dark flavors. Good aroma, steady mouthfeel. Good winter beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5105) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
8/3/2007 12:39:18 PM Bottle from BierKoning. Dark, black colour with fast-receding head. Spicy nose. Dark flavours of licorice, jagermeister, dark berries and heavy on the chocolate. Dense. Excellent lacing. Full mouthfeel. Buttery finish. Colorado’s on fire.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jsporrer (416) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Appears very thin, barely clings to the glass. Nice aroma of dark fruits and licorice. It has an odd texture and flavor, mostly licorice. The taste hits the roof of your mouth then finishes harsh leaving a massive aftertaste of black licorice. Too thin for an imperial stout? Flavors are strange to say the least. Not one of my favorites for this style of beer.


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