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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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f.k.a. Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout

GOOD MORNING. YOU’VE WOKEN UP DEAD. YOU’RE IN RUINS. On the brink of catastrophe. But don’t be discouraged. You are ripe for a revolution! Just like the Bolsheviks of the early 1900’s, our barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout doesn’t happen overnight. Patience is required. Wake Up Dead hibernates in our cellars for over 12 months before being blended to woody perfection. Hints of raisins, cherry, licorice and toffee, followed by earthy, herbal hop notes that rise up, joining in your fight for a better life. Don’t be afraid of the dark. All power to the stouts!

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1.8
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
for a beer that aged apparently for 12 months, this one was all one dimensional and alcohol burn. poured out.

3.4
oakbluff (447) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
2007 oak aged imperial stout vintage- pours dark ebony, very thin mocha head. nose- anise and vanilla. Taste- creamy mouthfeel, nice nutiness, slightly oxidized but still flavourful and not dulled out. Very smooth, no hint of booze. Roasty dark chocolate finish.

3.8
djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium creamy beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong oak, roast, dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, chocolate and light bitter finish. Very good.

3.2
magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from App Vintner? - pours pitch with a tan head. Dark fruits and bread. It’s solid, but I found it boring when I had it last night. Maybe I’m bored with the style?

3.5
shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013
2/23/2011: Left Hand Wake Up Dead Barrel Aged Imperial Stout... Aroma: Milk chocolate and wet dark and caramel malts; a little bourbon character. Appearance: Brown with orange-colored highlights; whispy beige crown. Flavor: Weak chocolate, weak caramel, weak dried fruit sweetness; grainy maltiness with a fair amount of alcohol popping out in the thin finish; seems to deepen a bit as it warms with some tobacco coming through... Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth like watery syrup. Overall: Barrel aged imperial stout? Hardly! In the end, this is a good barrel aged BROWN ALE (not even barrel anything is detectable when the beer warms), maybe...

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Bottled on 10 26 10) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #712 for this beer. Score: 7/3/6/3/12=3.1
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200_ (much older than 2009) Vintage

3/12/2011: Left Hand Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Anniversary Brew Bottle Conditioned... Aroma: Cocoa, molasses, CARAMEL, prune, licorice, chocolate, and some roasty/smoky/char-like character. Appearance: Silky pour; near black in color with some ruby showing around the edges; minimal tan-colored crown that doesn’t stand very long. Flavor: Really nice sweetness from the mounds of deeply caramelized malt sugars; plenty of chewy molasses and chocolate/cocoa; I really like the subtle smoke and char flavors as well as a bit of oaky dryness; middle has some licorice, raisin, coffee, and roasted grains; finish is very creamy with vanilla mocha and some boozy notes (although the alcohol is nearly completely hidden otherwise). Palate: Thick and heavy; full-bodied and smooth; yet somehow extremely SMOOTH! Overall: Still quite deicious and very complex!

1 Pint, 9.36 Fl. Oz. bottle. Score: 8/3/8/4/17-4.0

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bnielsen13 (264) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cherries, dark malt. Flavor is cherries, coffee, toffee, vanilla, wood. Very nice beer.

4.1
kayres (883) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Thick dark black pour with a big tan head. Large bodied, thick coco vanilla and oak flavors soft a bit sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Handypaul (550) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head and nice lacing. Woody, burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate in taste. Kinda thick sweet syrupy. Average to lively carbonation and a sticky lingering finish. Pretty good.

3.4
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Strong coffee aroma. Medium body, with slight bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, cherry flavors. A little thinner than I expected, but not bad.

4.1
Bretteux (181) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
Le liquide est brun-noir,la mousse est beige et épaisse avec un anneau de mousse standard.Au nez,les prunes mûres,bourbon sucré et le rôtis.Au goût,une douceur à lentrée qui persiste suivi par les bulles pétillantes qui disparaissent rapidement.Une rondeur bien balancée.En finale,la vanille et le bourbon qui s’impose et dominent.Tout qu’une déguste.Merci Pat!


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