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RATINGS: 1453   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jriggz7 (122) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
On nitro on tap and ina mug. Not much on nose and looks well glass was painted clay so don?t know. Taste awesome. Milk/dark chocolate, licorice, and roast coffee with slight alcohol burn and hop presence. Texture velvety smooth, somewhat crisp and suprisngly clean palate finish. Kick butt brew


4.3
yoxik75 (289) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Uzupełnienie profilu notatki.
Piana drobna trwała jak po azocie, choć niezbyt obfita. Kolor ciemna czerwień klarowne. Aromat owocowy z gorzką czekolada, palonosc od słodów, karmel. Smak gorzka czekolada, paloność, owocowa słodycz, karmel, goryczka wyczuwalna pasująca, alkohol ledwie wyczuwalny przyjemnie rozgrzewa. Piwo gładkie, aksamitne, niezwykle pijalne. Brawo RISowe WOW.

4.1
hawanna (3375) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2017
0,355 l bottle (NITRO Version) from Biervana Munich
Aroma: some caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, roasty, hints of vanilla.
black, hazy, frothy / creamy brown foam head. medium bitterness, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.5
Zilverenmaan (305) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2017
Aroma not bad, light coffee, more chocolate, some nice vanilla but dominating alcohol. Taste vanilla chocolate, faint coffee, too sweet for my taste, creamy MF, somewhat grainy. Not bad, it has a full body but rather average tasting for an impy, too sweet.

3.5
17Beer (425) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2017
12 oz bottle. Chocolate vanilla and coffee smells. Pours a dark red brown with a dense thick tan head. Nice big smooth flavors of coffee and sweet chocolate balanced with a sour bite. No alcohol overtones. Oily mouthfeel. A very nice stout.

3
oobawa (1793) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Going on record here as saying I'm not a fan of nitro imperial stouts. The tinier bubbles and finer, smoother texture accentuates the elements I generally dislike about RISs, making them overly sweet and highlighting the elevated ABV. Wake Up Dead Nitro is no different; the slick carbonation brings out much sweeter chocolate and dark fruit notes, while making sure you feel every last digit of the 10.2%. Some notes of anise and roasted malt creep around the periphery, but mostly this pint's about syrupy chocolate and a liqueur finish, neither of which I want in my beer. Good aroma, though, mocha and a hint of liquor heat. Looks nice as well--most nitro stouts do--with a unyielding cap of beige foam and sticky lacing. But the texture's too thin for such a big beer, and the sweetness kills it. Would love to try the original bottled version.

3.5
Finn (8257) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2017
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Svart. Middels høyt skum med litt farge. Teppelacing. Lett sjokoladearoma. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken sjokolade, lakris & litt frukt. Bli alkoholisk tørr etter hvert.

3.8
MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Dark chocolate, cacao, charred malts. Hazy, very dark brown, tiny, creamy, frothy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, dark roast coffee, dark roast malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

3.7
tfontana (1148) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Nitro version bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Redstone Liquors, Stoneham. Appearance is virtually opaque (slight red seen with light source directly behind), mild cascading nitro sparkle, 1/2-finger width light brown creamy head with good retention and minimal soapy lacing. Aroma is rich roasted malt, light coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is dark fruits, roasted malt, with one in the four pack with fairly strong alcohol (like rubbing alcohol), though this mellowed as it warmed and was not present in the others. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with silky smooth texture, soft carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, nice appearance and aroma and while the notable alcohol taste in the one was offputting, I'll give it a pass.

3.1
mjg74 (3190) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle from World Market. Deep amber to black in color. Sweet anise nose. Anise and alcohol up front. Watery mouthfeel. Pretty bland for such a powerful impy. Too boozy as well.

3.4
BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2017
12oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is pit fruit roast malts some chocolate sweetness and black licorice. Taste is more of the roast malts chocolate pit fruit.


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