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RATINGS: 1311   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Good, but very middle of the road Imperial Stout. Not great but not bad. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Nitro 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PigMine (21) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (52) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Raisins, rum and dark berries in the nose, following through into the taste profile. Some chocolate with balancing hints of cherries, hops and malt make this a very satisfying and well crafted imperial stout, even if the body is slightly lighter than most others of the ilk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (394) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pretty smooth. Not too sweet. Doest taste too boozy. Mostly malty with slight cocoa flavor. Enjoyable but wouldn't drink too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (487) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
12fl oz bottle. Pours a super dark brown with a one finger, cream coloured, creamy head. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, dark fruits, and chocolate. Taste is sweet with lots of dark fruit, roasty malts, and bitter/sweet chocolate milk with a dry finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy texture in the mouth with a very slight alcohol warmth/taste. Very nice in the mouth. Overall a pretty nice brew. Amazing how they can get such a smooth, creamy beer in a bottle. Roasted malts and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangenblu62 (34) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Dark pour with a thick creamy head. Light aroma. Very uniwue taste. It may just be subliminal but I do taste thd licorice and raisins described on the bottle. Different and not but not sure I’m a fan. Would give another try to see ic it grows on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Poured from bottle to snifter. Dark black hue with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, plums, raisins, ethanol. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an astringent bitter following. Overall this is a good brew but a bit light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (903) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Nitro bottle. Black pour with a light beige head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and notes of chocolate. Flavor is sweet roasted malts upfront with notes of raisin and cocoa. Easy to drink and very tasty. Abv is also well-hidden. Respectable stout.

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