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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1546) - Holstebro, - FEB 9, 2013
Sort skum lidt Kaffe chokolade citrus brød Bitter lidt sød modrate Blød cremet freigeist-mano-cornuto


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tsadich (20) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
Nice deep Russian imp look, very well hidden booze, just not as deep of a taste very simple one note.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (73) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2015
Aroma: roasty, licorice, raisin, chocolate, Appearance: dark brown, clear, minimal head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee, chocolate Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1203) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
12 ounce Nitro bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $10.99/4-pack Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (139) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
This is almost everything I am looking for in a beer. Taste, appearance, strength, etc. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s the "perfect" beer, but only one or two steps down....for me. Not super dark black like most stouts, but a very dark brown- maybe small hints of amber in the color. It is pretty thick but not overwhelmingly dense. Taste is both sweet and bitter...hard to tell which is more. Maybe slightly more on the bitter end. Oh yeah, did I mention the strength? If you are looking for something in the 14-20% range this may not be for you, but at 10% I’d recommend only drinking one 20oz. at a time....or splitting one with a buddy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
asceticbrewer (65) - Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2015
Nitro 12oz into nonic pint. Pours a dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is creamy, sweet, roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in February 2013. Black with a medium tan head. Roasted malt, dried fruit, light spices, coffee and chocolate. The body was full and the aftertaste long. Quite tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 UPDATE 3/17- just drank my 3rd nitro bottle from my 4pk. Nice looking beer. Always enjoy watching a nitro settle after a hard pour. Pleasant super smooth creamy flat texture (expected from a nitro). Just not a fan of the taste. After i finish the last bottle i have, I’ll be happy to never drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a thick and creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice and raisins. Flavor of black coffee, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, raisins and some dark fruit. Med plus body with a dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at brewdog. Pours black, smoky burnt berry taste, light sweetness, chocolate, very bitter. Burnt taste recedes as it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SotallyTober (72) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours black with a mocha head. There’s a licorice, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt aroma. Medium body that was creamy on the palate. flavor’s of chocolate, coffee, licorice, raisin, and spices.


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