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Wake Up Dead Nitro - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Reviews: 104
Hads: 682
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 27.76%
Wants: 57
Gots: 187 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: shadowofthereaper_666 on 01-12-2014

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured hard into pint glass.

Appearance: like with the BA Old Rasputin, this has that really cool effect with the tan head, with small bubbles near the black beer and big ones near the top. As the head dies down, there is some lacing along the side. Plenty of bubbles just hanging out on the side of the glass.

Smell: A little bit of chocolate, a little bit of sweetness. Not close to overpowering.

Taste: sweet, more like a milk stout. Some chocolate notes. For something that's over 10%, there's no alcohol taste to note.

Mouthfeel: a little sticky, thicker, full bodied.

Overall: pretty good for sure. Wasn't sure what to expect from this given the wide ranging reviews here. Glad I tried it.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured forcefully from nitro bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Jet black with lovely, tan, nitro head.

Smell: Dark fruits, molasses, chocolate and light coffee. Good aroma for a nitro beer.

Taste: Nice mix of dark fruits (such as figs), molasses, licorice, chocolate and coffee. The hops are kept to a minimum, but there is a slight bite on the finish from the roasted malts.

Feel: Silky and smooth without the standard carbonated feel. Lighter than most Imperial Stouts, but still some heft. Basically, it feels like a nitro beer.

Overall: Extremely impressive that Left Hand is able to make a Nitro Imperial Stout in a bottle. Really good stuff. I would love it if other brewers did this. Nitro Yeti? Nitro Ten Fidy? Nitro Expedition? Yes, please.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a lot of rising carbonation. About one finger of tan head that settles into a thinner creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt forward aroma with big hints of chocolate and subtle dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, smoke, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses and cream. Dark fruit hints of plum, cherry, raisin, fig, and prune. Also some hints of black licorice. A pretty solid aroma that is on the sweeter side for the style.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with creamy notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, and yeast. Sweet notes of molasses, vanilla, and cream. Big dark fruit presence with notes of plum, raisin, prune, cherry, and fig. Anise notes of black licorice. A very solid sweet taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a pretty high level of carbonation from the nitro. Very creamy, silky, and smooth with minimal alcohol heat.

Overall: A very good twist on an Imperial Stout. Nice sweet chocolate and fruit flavors. The nitro adds some nice creaminess without taking too much bite away from the taste. On the sweeter side of Imperial Stouts but it works nice here.

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Wake Up Dead Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
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