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RATINGS: 1460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joelly3d (48) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Fantastic dark very full tasting beer. Hints of caramel, smokiness, raisin and even coco. This is my go-to beer when it is available. Powerful taste with lingering aftertaste, this beer is not for everyone, but those that like it, love it. Slight hop hints, stout, and porter flavors all swirled together. Great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (616) - - FEB 18, 2017
Nice brown head in pouring. Subtle coffee aroma. Smooth, creamy, chocolatey texture with spicy bitter finish. An excellent RIS. Rated by BrewTom

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Other than pouring completely flat, this is a fine beer. Thick but not too sweet, is has a nice sticky flavor. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1671) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle to snifter - pours black with a small but lingering beige head. Aroma is ripened dark fruit, vanilla and cocoa, toffee... Very inviting. Silky smooth down the hatch... Most of the fruits yielded to coffee, smoke, more cocoa but that raisin edge remains. Lingering bittersweet finish with an earthy tones. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2680) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle. Bought Aug 2015; BBE Feb 2016; Drank Dec 2015 - Very Dark Brown / Black in colour. Average creamy beige head. Very Malty; very roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, berries. Spicy notes. Hoppy; moderately hoppy; earthy hops. Smooth. Full bodied. Initially sweet roast coffee malty. Then increasingly salty and liquorice. Ending bitter dry roast almost burnt. Good. Liked this. Interesting and rather unusual Impy Stout! (2015-12-06)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13834) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottled, 355ml aged 8.2 years as Left Hand Imperial Stout from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Virtually black with tan head. The first impression is how sweet the beer is. sucrose, silky notes, a touch overly sweet for me. Following this there is a prune like flavour, quite rich and again sweet, damson, dark roasted malts. An enjoyable Impy Stout but just not quite there for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4442) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Nooner at Taco Mac University. Pours black in nitro with a thick khaki head. Coats the glass with lacing. Lots of raisin and licorice on the nose and tongue. Hides its booze well. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1441) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
Bouteille. Robe noire opaque surmonte dun mince col de mousse blanchtre et laiteux. Armes de malt grill, lactose, vanille, chocolat au lait et noisettes, notes de coconut. En bouche, malt grill, chocolat au lait mlang du noir, grains de caf entiers. Finale oriente vers le malt grill et cacao. Texture soyeuse qui tourne un peu sche, corps moyen.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2675) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Nitro pour at Leons Full Service, Decatur, Georgia. Very black (okay it is dark in here but Im going for very black) with a huge tan head. Aroma is a bit light, as I often find with nitro pours: a bit of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, liquorice and maybe some oak. I like what is there, I just wish there was more of it. Sublime taste: sweet with a rebellious liquorice spiciness and a brandied booziness. There is a strong balancing bitterness, however; the beer keeps its complexity all the way to the long finish. Creamy as you like in the mouth. So nice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown color, beige head. Aroma has licorice, coffee, vanilla. Taste is espresso, cocoa, more licorice. Nice sipper.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (620) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2016
rich malty, chocolate, and coffee notes. pitch black in color but no head. taste is malty, of roasted barley, chocolate and coffee notes. lighter than average on body.


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