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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


vtafro's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roast, smokey, chocolate, herbal and earthy aroma flavors. Aroma is very light, mostly smokey, roasted malt tones.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1732) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
12oz (Nitro) bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a finger of creamy light tan head. Aroma of light roasted coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts, caramel, and light notes of black coffee. Not digging these nitro versions!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (179) - USA - APR 20, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a Nitro glass purchased from Left Hand Brewery pint glass. Aroma is dark chocolate coffee. Some sweetness. Maybe toffee? Flavor is bitter with raisins cocoa quite lush. Smooth on the palate. Truly a delicious brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (1955) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Nitro. Black pour with a quickly developing tan head. Little lacing. Some malt in the nose. Taste is malty with a slight roast. Finishes dry and slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (78) - Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2014
Deep black pour from nitro bottle. Aroma; light malt and caramel. Malty chocolatey with creamy mouthfeel with bitter dark chocolate notes with boozey roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1859) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
Sweet light malt aroma. Black color with a medium tan head. Moderate sweet beginning that lasts until the finish. Gets slightly bitter in the middle. Creamy palete.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (479) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2014
Drank on 4/5/14 in memory of Kurt Cobain while watching Nirvana unplugged. 12 oz nitro version pours a brownish black with a a thick grayish tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, black licorice, caramel, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Tastes of a the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and lightly carbonated. Great imperial stout. I want to try the regular version now for a comparison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (403) - ROMANIA - APR 17, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, light roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Flavor is light bitter with notes of chocolate, roasted malt and sweetness. Finish is dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
In spite of a pretty vigorous pour, a very thin, creamy, caramelized colored head appears atop the opaque, very dark brown color. Chocolate, dark fruit, and light smoke comprise the surprisingly mild nose. Thick, creamy and smooth. Caramel, vanilla, coffee, and dark fruit in the very well-blended flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (180) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass..opaque pour with 1 finger tan head..aroma of coffee, licorice, roasted nuts..taste of coffee, milk..not as dry as I thought and overall just ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jntfan1978 (31) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours very dark brown, love the cascading nitro action with a tan creamy head. Aroma roast malt, milk chocolate, toffee, hint of alcohol. Taste roast malt, sweet milk chocolate, toffee as in the aroma, slight coffee, alcohol throughout, but not boozey or overpowering.


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