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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle: Pours pitch black with a very small tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet malts with no hop presence. Otherwise, not much in the nose for a beer as big as this should be. The taste is sweet indiscernable sugars with an almost rum-like quality. The alcohol is very present in the taste though not overpowering enough to be distractingly unpleasant. It has a medium body with a somewhat sticky texture and soft carbonation. This is really a pretty good stout, but not as complex as Im looking for in an IMPERIAL stout. The flavors are quite muted and indistinct but are still pleasant. Im on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I do like the taste. On the other hand, it isnt a FANTASTIC beer. I dont know. Try it and tell me what YOU think...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (570) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, spicy hop notes, dried fruit. Metallic aftertaste. The nitro doesnt work well for a beer this big, feels thin and flat on the palate. If this was carbed normally, Id probably like it better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (649) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (6033) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1820) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3041) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14360) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4683) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1584) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2924) - 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.

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