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

GOOD MORNING. YOUVE WOKEN UP DEAD. YOURE IN RUINS. On the brink of catastrophe. But dont be discouraged. You are ripe for a revolution! Just like the Bolsheviks of the early 1900s, our barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout doesnt 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. Dont be afraid of the dark. All power to the stouts!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: burnt browns and liquid charcoal. Small fizzy tan head fades into a thin collar with nothing in-between. Garnet glints at the bottom. Swirls along the sides with no lace.
Nose: chocolate candies the kind one is filled with liqueur such as Kahlua. A bit fizzy. Vanilla along the edges more extract than root. Chocolate cherry vanilla cola. Generic woodsy rusticity. A bit simple.
Palate: creamy and fizzy like cherry vanilla cola. Grabs back of my throat with vanilla extract and Kahlua filled chocolate candies. Raw boozy woods followed by caramel, vanilla, and milk chocolate all melted into one. Hint of tartness and tannins in the back. A bit quick to hit with the flavor and equally quick to fade into nothing. Rustic in the middle and boozy and spicy. Fizzy sweet cola stickiness never really disappears from around the edges a bit of a distraction.
Final Thoughts: pretty good but a bit muddled and rough around the edges. Flavors were there and they were good but they just didnt quite meet in harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (357) - - APR 21, 2016
On tap at the source. Aromas of cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon. Flavors of anise, cocoa, ripe plum, boy ton finish. Oily beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kelarman (4) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2016 does not count
Wake up Dead imp. Stout. (Love the name) Nice, dark, chewy. This has aged a bit, because the alcohol heat is present but mellowed. Bitter hop toward the end, but not overpowering. Definitely a sit, sip and enjoy a good book while listening to "Suzy Q", yes that is playing right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (485) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with low off-white head. Aroma is liquorice, burnt malts/wood and earthy. Full palate. Taste is wood, roasted coffee, liquorice and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2015
0,65l bottle from Susans Fine Wine and Spirits, shared at Christmas. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with some alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, oak, ask, alcohol and hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Draft at the Lizardville. Small snifter pour is jet black with a small mocha head. Aroma is big roasted malts, burnt toast, so dark chocolate, and Nestle Quick. Taste is again big roasted, toasted malts. Almost burnt . Dark chocolate, some bitter coffee grounds, some woodniess, some booze, and caramel. Medium body, medium carb. Almost burnt finish. Mediocre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little heavy on the char flavor. Bitter but not watery. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2425) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
0,66l fles gedeeld met pokeravond zwart als de nacht met een bruine kraag. Koffie likeur en caramel mooie compositie met een volle afdronk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Draft at world of beer in Denver. Pours pitch black with a small white head. The aroma has very little to speak of. I asked my wife to smell to make sure Im not off. The taste has a lot of oak, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, a bit sweet. Not a bad brew by any means but not exceptional either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Malty aroma with hints of oak and chocolate. Breautiful dark color with a tan foamy head. Heavy weight with a smoothness. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, wood and a slight bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2015
Draught. This is a heavy duty viscous stout with some serious sweetness and roasting.

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