OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was a medium brown as poured with no light coming through in the glass. A 1 finger head that dissipated quickly and no lacing. Aroma was chocolate and dark fruits with some alcohol. Taste starts out sweet with chocolate and dark fruits followed by a hint of smoke and finishing on the end of the palate with the heat of the high Abv. Mouthfeel is medium overall with soft carbonation giving it a silky feel.
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Roasty aroma with little black licorice. Smooth Nitro texture. Chocolate, licorice, little coffee. Pretty heavy body but very drinkable.
craftbeersweden (507) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Released April 22 at Systembolaget in Sweden.
Iíve had Wake Up Dead in a big bottle (22 oz) in 2013 and Iíve 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 donít think it is getting any better with the nitro. Definitely not worth the money Iíll have to pay here in Sweden; 53 SEK (6:50 USD).
beertholomeus (1541) - California, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
WVHouseofBeer (973) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Pedro_Pinho (85) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with off white head. Powerful cocoa aroma with strong vanilla. Smooth and creamy taste of cocoa with low carbonation. Slightly bitter finish with a sting. Good stuff!
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated as íL.H. Imperial Stoutí on 8/ 28/08. Left Hand I.S. poured a black body, turning into a deep ruby when held to light. A creamy thin cap, with a little carbonation left some lace. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Taste was similar with the alcohol dominating the intial sip, turning into a sweet malty body, and then a coffee aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit light however. Overall its a pretty decent brew, I will have to try more of the Left Hand brew Co. products
emusche (145) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a creamy tan head that lasts forever. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and fig, with more muted notes of date, anise and vanilla. Taste is a great complex blend of cocoa, vanilla bean, coffee, dark fruits, licorice, and alcohol, with the licorice (thankfully) more in the background than the rest. Very good stout.
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Bebum (663) - - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque, forever lasting head, coveeing lace.
Full body, silky texture, moderately flavorful with a dilute middle, moderate heat, lingering palate.
Bitter, off dry.
Strong roast flavors, coffee,
Nice and typical imperial stout.
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jdjuice (493) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro. Pours with thick, creamy tan head and pitch black body. Head is so creamy and milky, slightly sweet, but also with considerable hop bitterness and good roastiness. Flavors are again sweet but not cloying, roasty, with a hoppy punch that keeps this from being too dangerously easy to drink. Even with the hops, this goes down a lot easier than its 10.2% suggest.
Msdrbeat (251) - - MAR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap nitro at Hopcat. Amazing. Dark smooth and boozy, all at the same time. Save forever.