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RATINGS: 1441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


cedwards1650's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cedwards1650 (16) - - MAR 14, 2014
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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly of bitter dark chocolate but it’s very faint. Licorice and roasted malts, boozy flavour. Lovely smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrnoluv (302) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Dark color, light brownish head, the smell is strong on the licorice and coffee, hints of chocolate. The taste is bitter sweet but the bitterness is way over the top! I didn’t expect this to be so bitter! This may sound weird but this beer after swallow is a lot like Pliny, that’s how better it is after the swallow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (1281) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2016
Bottled Nitro-version: Aroma is hard roasted malts, coffee and dark choclates. Taste is... well let’s start with the foam here. Poured right (hard) the foam is absolutely delicious. Supercreamy. Like taking a bit on a chocolate cloud. The beer itself delivers the stuff you remember from the regular version. A somewhat soft mouthfeel, but still potent and heavy flavors of wood, soy, bitter chocolates and bitter coffee. A bit of raisins and dried fruits in here as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Nitro bottle from LaBodega, black beer, big walnut colored head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, toasted barley. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toasted barley, molasses, cookies. Palate is super smooth and nitro rich, carbonation very soft and subdued. This is a great stout, but only average as an imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3164) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2016
Svart med høyt beige skum som ligger godt. Luktet kaffe, toast, soya, mørk sjokolade og salt lakris. Fyldig. Salt lakris og soya. Nøtter, mørk sjokolade, noe kakao og toast. Saltbitter lang avsluttning.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Short brown head. Very dark color. Deep dark chocolate taste and aroma from cocoa nibs. Big body and balanced bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a really deep black colour with a very thin beige head, aroma is malty with some hints of chocolate, taste is bitter with malt with a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspencer78 (32) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Pours black with a short thick beige head totally generated by the nitrogen. (Pour it from a height and you get no more head). Aroma of coffee and a bit of chocolate. Taste the same with a bitter bite. Smooth and moderately heavy on the palate. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (452) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Black color, brown frothy head. Coffe aromas, dark chocolate, roasted malt and some raisins. Taste is a bit off putting - sweet flavors with chocolate and malt, bitter with hops and coffe. I think it lacks balance. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (562) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Svart med ett litet gult skum. Kallt kaffe, lakrits och rostade toner. Bitter rätt torr munkänsla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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