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RATINGS: 1429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


kryon's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2531) - Hässelby, - FEB 1, 2013
Pours black w low off white head Aromas of coffee, dark fruits, dark chocokate, hints of vanilla and cocoa Medium bodied, low to medium bittr no to low carbonation Chocolate, vanilla, malty. Bit to thin.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (495) - - JUN 5, 2016
12oz bottle. Black color with an off white head. Mild coffee aroma. Mild coffee malt flavor with a bitter finish. Smooth medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheMattBrewer (11) - - JUN 4, 2016
Not much in the area of aromatics (expected for a nitro), but it makes up for it with the ultra-smooth coffee and licorice/ fennel body and light hop finish. Leaves a crisp note on the lips while going down smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2551) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160525. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with coffee and chocolate, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture, soft carbonation. The finish is dry, bitter and roasted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (475) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with cocoa, coffee and notes of licorice. Dry bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fujimo2000 (65) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours dark brown with virtually no lacing. Aroma is leather, dried fruit with a slightly hoppy finish. Interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2016
Dark Roasty aroma with little black licorice. Smooth Nitro texture. Chocolate, licorice, little coffee. Pretty heavy body but very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeersweden (544) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
Released April 22 at Systembolaget in Sweden.

I’ve had Wake Up Dead in a big bottle (22 oz) in 2013 and I’ve been looking forward to try the nitro version.

The beer pours clear, dark brown with a mahogny tone and a one finger high soft and creamy, beige, "nitro" head.

Nose of roasted caramel malt, coffee, fudge, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruit (raisin, plum) and licorice.
The taste is a lot similar; coffee, sweet licorice, roasted malt, brown sugar, vanilla and milk chocolate.
Mouth: Smooth and bitter. Sweet, dry ending. Not as thick as I remembered it. Still good though!

A great stout but I don’t think it is getting any better with the nitro. Definitely not worth the money I’ll have to pay here in Sweden; 53 SEK (6:50 USD).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1616) - California, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours black with a khaki head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast and and hint of vanilla aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, date, vanilla, coffee, vanilla and mild licorice flavors. Full creamy body and a chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (1011) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Had the Nitro bottle. Pours a silky black with a tight tan head. Very little aroma to speak of but what is there smells of chocolate and coffee. Nice flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, raisins and licorice at the end. A somewhat creamy body with bitterness. Overall it was pretty good and interesting to have a Nitro Imperial Stout, but there are certainly much better Imperial Stouts out there.


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