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Wake Up Dead Nitro - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 39 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shadowofthereaper_666 on 01-12-2014)
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pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-02-2014 12:02:13 | More by pottergator
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

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
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BenjisBrews


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-20-2014 23:40:34 | More by BenjisBrews
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Wesd123


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-20-2014 23:39:47 | More by Wesd123
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-20-2014 23:18:07 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-17-2014 01:04:14 | More by mooseo
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-17-2014 00:27:11 | More by TwelveOunces
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Apok23

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-16-2014 04:46:35 | More by Apok23
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2014 05:16:27 | More by InfragilisBrew
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-15-2014 03:42:24 | More by Boston_Steve
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-15-2014 00:42:52 | More by mbeerdino21
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 03:38:31 | More by BeersAndBears
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 01:37:28 | More by Iparedman
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-11-2014 20:17:28 | More by jcjerabek
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flagmantho

Washington

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
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ksimons

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2014 23:35:39 | More by ksimons
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deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-09-2014 09:47:39 | More by deonreds
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-08-2014 22:05:43 | More by JLeet
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tmm313

Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured mega aggressively to create a beautiful surge and settle effect. The blackest of all possible blacks in the glass. The head is almost exactly like heavy cream floating on top. Even the trailing looks like cream mixing with coffee. Lacing is incredible as well. This gets the 5.

S- Smells really nice, especially as it warms. Coffee, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, and a hint of earthy/spicy hop in the back. I want to say the fruits remind me mostly of plum and wild grapes, but it's hit me as cherry a couple of times as well.

T- Dark chocolate, coffee, roast, caramel, and dark fruits hit first. A big, rich dark chocolate emerges from there, fading into nice char and roasted malts on the finish. Aftertaste is roasty with a little baker's chocolate mixed in.

M- Its definitely different. Almost the texture and weight of water on the tongue. Mainly just smooth with no fizz whatsoever in the beginning. At first I was pumped, but the more I drank, the more I missed the bite of carbonation.

O- This was fun. It was a quality RIS in aroma and taste, and the nitrogen definitely threw in some nice curve balls in the appearance and feel. I don't know that I would buy this one again, simply due to the watery mouthfeel, but I'll definitely be trying the original, and carbonated, Wake Up Dead as soon as I can.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 20:29:33 | More by tmm313
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dannycohen62

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2014 01:28:55 | More by dannycohen62
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2014 01:02:30 | More by banger7
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Jaybirdbrew

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-05-2014 13:01:44 | More by Jaybirdbrew
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-05-2014 06:49:06 | More by Budinetz
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-04-2014 22:35:05 | More by Johnroby
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pstam87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-04-2014 22:10:19 | More by pstam87
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Wake Up Dead Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.