Wake Up Dead Nitro - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up in Totowa, not having a Left Had brew in quite some time and not even recalling when the last time was when I had a nitro beer. There wasn't a widget in here but this was so darned tasty that it didn't even need one! From start to finish, this was unlike any other RIS that I've ever had and the only thing I'm wondering now is where I can find more of this!
Nice pour to this, as it had a dark hue, garnet edges, and a creamy head that was soft but not terribly thick. The bubbles weren't seen but as soon as I could get a taste of this, the nitro was felt. Lots of oats and licorice in the nose with more in the taste, along with a hint of bourbon stickiness and some cocoa nibs. Did I mention that this was smooth and silky? It almost didn't feel like a liquid but rather, just one endless wave of cream that i had to cut off from time to time. The alcohol wasn't noticeable and all of the flavors melded into one. It's rare that I have to pace myself through a beer of the style but that was indeed the case here.
The was strong but never felt it and I never got any warming from the alcohol either. Simply wonderful and for those of you that can't find a RIS on a nitro tap somewhere, this was good enough to fool me into thinking that it was poured through a line and not from a bottle. Just the right amount of body and a warm and tasty array of notes kept me hooked the whole time. Props to left hand for brewing a Stout that stood out from most of the others that I've enjoyed over the years!
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 21:03:59 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.94/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a nonic pint from a 12 ounce nitro bottle.
A- Beautiful cascading results from the aggressive pour. A thick, milkshake-like head forms and retains itself well. The body is pitch black. 4.5
S- There's lots of booze on the nose, but also a strong aroma of oatmeal, vanilla and toffee and hints of chocolate. There's some barrel aroma there too. 4.25
T- Barrel flavor continues, as does the booze, but the vanilla and toffee do too. Dark chocolate adds another layer of flavor. 3.75
M- Smooth and creamy for the most part, the booze level undoes some of this beer's greatness. 3.75
O- Many great qualities shine here, but the booziness is a bit hard to ignore. This is a good beer, really good, but only could get to excellent with age that apparently won't work due to the nitrogen. 4
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-23-2014 03:20:04 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.84/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Note that it's called "Nitro" but there's no nitro widget in the bottle.
Appearance: totally black, permitting no light through; head is a thin finger of creamy tan foam. I like it.
Smell: a big, creamy, toffee aroma which I really like. There's an astringent quality as well, but I am OK with the sweeter elements this big bad candy brew.
Taste: sweet, with a toffee and caramel character mixed with a bit of ashy roastiness. The astringency of the aroma is stronger in the flavor, which for me is a misstep, but overall it's not bad. Hops are green and vegetal and bitterness is moderate for the sweetness.
Mouthfeel: big body with a silky-smooth creaminess.
Overall: not a bad Russian imperial stout, but it lacks some of the flavor complexity that I favor in the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 05:51:20 | More by flagmantho
Wake Up Dead Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
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