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RATINGS: 1462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Heres 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 youre not in the mood for what everyone else is having.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Dark brown almost black color. Malt and chocolate aroma with strong alcohol presence. Toasted malt and a touch of coffee. The alcohol was not well controlled and made what could have been a great beer into just above average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 (Bottled) Very dark ruby-brown color with almost no head. Strongly malty aroma with lots of licorice and smooth, pleasant, aromatic hops in the background. Strongly hoppy, pretty roasty-licoricey flavor with smooth, but evident alcohol presence. Slicky, velvety smooth palate with low carbonation and a sticky finish. A very nice, smooth and balanced brew - like Val-Dieu Winter, but in an Impy style. The malt profile reminds me somewhat of St.Bernardus Abt. Actually, Id say this is pretty true to the original style, with not-so-overwhelming hoppiness. Very balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutloveril (21) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is intitially light roasted malt with hint of chocolate. Then alcohol, though warm, suddenly overpowers the senses. Palate is too overwhelmed with the alcohol taste. Wasnt happy with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Bottle. Sweet dark chocolate nose, mellow with roasted notes and lots of malt. Deep, near-opaque red body with a short, vanished brown head and legs. Taste is loads of dark chocolate with light roast. Alcohol, though not really tasted as such, is very warming and adds considerable heft. Check that, alcohol can be tasted, but it still adds a luscious body and warmth. Very full-bodied, restrained sweetness dries out, light bitterness and light saltiness. Roast is just delicious. Rich and robust, bursting with flavor. Just loads of malt, with light hops toward the end. Id have no qualms about handing over a 4.5, but Id like to re-rate first - a drained 10.4% bomber usually leads to generous scores.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
pours black with nose of chocolate, raisin, some roast, and milky sweetness. the flavor is far less coffee than most imp stouts and a lot more chocolate milk. this wasnt bad not my favorite imp stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2007
Strong berry, alcohol in the aroma. Red wine, nice roughness there. Dark red/black with a small head. Very nice, strong malty taste with raisins, prunes and cocoa. Niiice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2007
I dont think Ive every had a strong flavor stout with high amount of Chocolate. the flavor is mocha in its taste and smell. The aroma has a very high concentration of Alcohol and the taste over power you with its chocolate goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2007
The aroma has chocolate, dark toasted malt, and toffee. The appearance is dark red, brown with a medium head. The flavor is like the aroma but with lot of bitterness from what I can assume are hops. The palate is thick and chewy. There is a lot of character to this beer but it has an astringent bitterness that reduces its quality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2007
really impressive impy. dark black pour with a light brown head. first flavor was coffee, quickly followed by malt and a slightly sweet flavore. really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Black opaque colored, vanishing beige head. Strong roasted coffee aroma with licorice, some vanilla and oak, conveniently mild alcohol comes up also. Near full bodied. Flavor is even better than aroma: strong and smooth coffee and roastiness dominate, licorice, hoppy bitterness and some chocolate also there. Aftertaste lasts with mild alcohol and sweet caramel, roastiness too.

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