cedwards1650 (16) - - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A creamy malty aroma that smells similar to my morning coffee .Nice brownish/black color. Starts of mildly sweet with hints of liquorice . Nice creamy finish with a taste of coffee and vanilla with hints of raisin. No doubt better than Old Rasputin
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout is a big beer with a lot of competition. Aroma is slight bit of raisins and not complex. The beer is very dark as expected but the tan head disappears too quickly leaving the flat liquid. Taste is not quite as out there as you would expect with subtle notes of licorice, raisins, and maybe chocolate and coffee (very slight). The finish is lightly boozy washing away any secondary flavors. Wake Up Dead is good but doesn’t stand up well to the some of the other choices in this category -- nice Halloween seasonal though,
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Nitro bottle) Near black body with a creamy tan head. Bitter chocolates, roast and alcohol comprise the aroma. A straightforward beer, really. Lighter in body than I expected for a double digit and beer. Fairly low carbonation. Soft in the mid palate with bitterness crescendoing to the finish. Lingering booze, warming the throat. Pretty good.
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Raisiny, bitter, black licorice, a hint of smoke...not as smooth as the porter (or as some of the best impy stouts out there) but not too shabby either, just a bit aggressive."
chinchill (1872) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz nitro bottle. Seemed to pour a bit flat but a durable, thick and creamy tan head arose shortly.
Full, creamy feel Nutty, dark roasted malt aroma. Rich roasted flavor, with hints of coffee and licorice and a negligible burnt aspect. vExcellent bitter/sweet mix.
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Vignale (2061) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB som stått ett par år. En riktigt söt dessert-IS. Massor av vanilj, sötlakrits, chokladfudge, kaffe och lite torkad frukt. Sött men gott särskilt till vaniljglass.
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av choklad, vanilj, kaffe, söt laktris med rostade toner. Syrlig, lagom sötma, god bitterchokladbeska.
chucklemation (478) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan foam head. Aroma is wood and bourbon. I don’t get any chocolate or coffee. Flavor is also an overpowering wood and bourbon flavor. Smooth, but not at all sweet. Not a beer I enjoyed sipping.
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark black with thin, tan head. Smells of sweet chocolate. Tastes of chocolate and coffee. Smooth, warm finish but pretty light.
stoutgap (25) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the Nitro version, bottle to glass,pours black with smallish nitro head,light brown in color that lasted with good lacing. Heavy aroma of dark chocolate,roasted grain and some coffee.Medium to full body that was slick and creamy,with average carbonation and a fairly long bitter finish. Not as complex and full bodied as I had anticipated but still a good RIS.