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RATINGS: 1373   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 21/1/13)
Aroma of dark fruits, licorice, smoke, and nail polish. Pours a hazy dark brown with minimal head. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly salty, and ever-so-slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, and a soft carbonation.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1318) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pitch black pour, guinness-esque brown head. Excellent retention, beauteous. Nice aroma of cocoa, fantastic flavor of chocolate, nuts, toffee and dark fruits. Very smooth and full.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bretl48 (1) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
Strong taste that shows its 10% abv. Great dark color and falling head. Reminded me of Guinness in visual terms.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathan30533 (890) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
This brew is caramel in taste and possibly raisins. Good looking and ok tasting brew. Aged almost five years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1107) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee, molasses, herbs, chocolate and cardboard. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, molasses, vanilla and licorice. Well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1421) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
Nitro version - bottle tasted at The Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting April 2015. Pours deep black with a small off-white head. Bland aroma’s, light body and a bit watery. Lots of roasty notes in the taste but not particularly outspoken. not my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1312) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown in color, almost black. Aroma of raisins, coffee and chocolate. Taste is black licorice, coffee, chocolate and herbal notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2015
Black motor oil, fine, toasted marshmallow head, 1cm thick. Aroma is salty (oyster?), soy sauce, light cocoa, leafy greenery, moss, walnuts, touch of cocoa, hint of molasses. Body is medium-heavy, oily-starchy, light, medium-fine carbonation, light-to-no burn. Flavor is a zesty, dry hardwood bitter herbs, and twig sap, with some neutral sweetness to balance. A tad bit bitter after a while, actually.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tsadich (21) - 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 (182) - 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 (1263) - 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.


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