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RATINGS: 1340   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - OCT 8, 2013
Black as the inside of a coffin. Smells like a chocolate malt suspended in coffee by a noose of black licorice...It melts into your mouth a mocha libation sweetened with roasted malt and poisoned by hops...it is haunted by dead grapes...shriveled and dried...mummified and iron rich. Wake up dead indeed...they stare gaped mouth freshly risen from their tombs clambering for a taste! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1341) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Poured pretty much black with an off white head. Slow sagging lacing on the glass. The aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, hints of anise. Creamy flavor sling with the roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of licorice. Quite smooth for an imperial stout. Not chewy at all. Overall delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (788) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz nitro botle pours a dark black color with a thick tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, anise. Full bodied but smooth, really great with the nitro pour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
delnoche (445) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - OCT 24, 2014
1pt 6fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a large fluffy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and hints of coffee. Tastes like raisins, chocolate, coffee, a little bit of alcohol. Palate is viscous and fizzy. More alcohol on the back end and a rather bitter lasting finish. I really like this one. Certainly a fine representative of the style. Yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle with b-law. Pours very dark with moderate head. Aroma is complex with cocoa, dark fruit, gram cracker, vanilla. Chocolate, milky cream taste, tootsie roll. Creamy texture. Rich. Complex. Very good. Medium light sweetness, light bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1263) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a near black with a dark tan head. Aroma of licorice and coffee. Taste is very chocolate up front followed by a bittersweet high ABV finish that leaves notes of coffee. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1531) - - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Black with thick tan head. Aroma is fudge, raisin and licorice. Taste adds some cocoa powder, marshmallow and a hint of hop bitterness. Thinnish pillowy mouthfeel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a black-like-oil colour. Head is medium yellow to beige, very bubbled. Retention is small but a small layer of medium bubbles persist. Many lacings are left S: Smells like an authentic American Imperial Stout, I mean, very biscuity and roasted with hints of dark chocolate and coffee beans followed by this very stingy and grassy smell of hops. Some hints of vanilla and liquor T: Follows the nose. Strong on roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate, coffee followed by grassy and earthy hops. Very biscuity too. Upfront is sweet but mild and finish is quite stingy bitter. Balanced after all M: Body is heavy and molasses. Carbonation is low. Quite bitter aftertaste, pleasure O: Easy drinking beer despite the high ABV. Complex as an American Imperial Stout should be. Good beer [ BA Review @ 1/7/2012 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (328) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours very dark brown with thin tan head out of bottle. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of smooth cocoa with hint of caramel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Pours black with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Flavor of cocoa with smooth vanilla finish with oak. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PacNWDad (92) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured from 16 oz bottle into an ale glass. Make sure to pour it from a bit of a height if you want the full impact of the head. Aroma: Like cocoa and sugar, not much hops aroma at all (I could not detect any). Appearance: Thick and dark, with a substantial head on pour that dissipates fairly quickly. Taste: Lots of chocolate and some coffee, bit of toast, very sweet, some roasted malt in the finish. A hint of hops bitterness on the back end. Palate: Thick and heavy body, almost syrupy. Light carbonation, or maybe it was lost in the heavy body. Finishes long.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1119) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Deep black pour with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is mild dark fruit and cocoa. Taste is stronger with chocolate up fruit and a sticky molasses like body. Good beer.


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