Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 21.7%
Wants: 22
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-02-2010)
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of BrianGT
4.83/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark cherry/brown in my pint glass. Minimal head, tan in color.

Has a sweet toffee/cherry/malty smell.

Fruity up front, with cocoa taste in the middle, finishing with a nice bitterness. Has a thick feel to it.

Is definitely a different approach to an imperial stout. Will be interesting to see how this is after sitting in the cellar for a while. Time to go pick up some more of this.

Photo of Tabni
4.58/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at TW for $8.99
Poured into a glass.
A- Dark black color with a small creamy yellowish head
S- Exceptional, barrels, this might be a strong one and I don't see anywhere the alcohol content.
T&M- Warm up my palate slowly, a strong barrel aged beer. I can taste chocolate, roasted and wooden malts. Great job Left Hand!
D- After sipping this beer, I assumed it had around 10 or 11% alcohol, to later on find-out that it was 10.20%. Great brew for a cold winter night, being close to a bong-fire, and enjoy a movie out with the stars. That's exactly how I had it and it was a great night to remember.

Photo of misfit1034
4.58/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro-Tap into tulip... amazingly creamy tan hed that lasted through the entire session on this (30+ minutes of savoring from cool to room temp) and left some amazing lacing that followed the deep, thick black/brown nectar to the bottom of the glass... Smell was everything you would want in a creamy stout with the perfect balance from the barrel aging and taste was nothing less than amazing... Mouthfeel was creamy and warm and overall one of the best of the best I have had and an amazing first nitro-tap experience...

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of McNealc31
4.48/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, of course. Sweet vanilla, charred oak, and currants in the aroma. Flavor is even more complex with bourbon, more char, and smoke added. The evidence of the barrel aging is more pronounced as it warms. I'm even getting a hint of cherry, which really works. Cocoa powder and anise in there, as well. Hops finally come in at the end to provide a bitter finish.

A big fan of this. Huge flavors, obvious impact from the barrel aging, complex, balanced, very smooth. And the name? You'd never guess it weighs in at 10.2%

Photo of Kakaraht
4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that has decent lacing.

S: Very sweet and alcoholic with roasted coffee and burnt molasses. There is hints of brown sugar and a faint sour oakiness and a tinge of vanilla toffee.

T: Very heavy and sweet, almost syrupy with a decent amount of oak quality. Very reminiscent of the smell, but with an astringent burntness that gives a good bitter balance.

M: Very heavy, light carbonation and a deep thick syrupy alcoholic finish.

D: Hard to drink a full glace because of its heaviness, but perfect to split between a few friends as a dessert beer.

Photo of Charlie_Hoss
4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On Tap at Jacks Goal Line Stand in Long Branch NJ

A: Great dark, dark brownish black color.It pours with a decent brownish head and pretty great lacing as the beer leaves the glass.

S: The smell of oak is pretty prominent in this one. I get some vanilla and even a fruity fragrance in this one.

T: This brew has a great taste of chocolate and oak. It finishes with a taste of vanilla, oak, and dried fruit (cherries maybe).

M: One of the best parts of this beer is the mouthfeel...It is everything you would want in a stout creamy, silky, smooth, and thick. Great stuff.

O: I really enjoyed this one. I don't really understand how this beer has such a low rating as it was one of the better stouts I have had in a while. I have not had it from the bottle but I cant imagine it being too different from the tap. Great stuff, cheers!

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4.28/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the bottle a dark, barely translucent chocolaty brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, fairly persistent tan head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is smoky with hints of chocolate, toffee and licorice and a noticeable alcohol nip. Flavor has tones of unsweet chocolate, licorice, bitter wood, caramel, coffee and toffee; unfortunately, the alcohol bite is a wee bit too strong - half a point off there. Texture is fiercely edgy and fairly fizzy, leaving behind a long-lasting tingle and a bit of a metallic tang, as well as just a whisper of sweetness.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of atsprings
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Hopus glass pours a not quite opaque black that shows ruby when held to light. The beer is topped by a nice frothy khaki head that lasts as a thin layer and leavers nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is oak in the front with a nice amount of roasted malts and cocoa. The taste is a nice amount of roasted malt and oak alongside vanilla, licorice, molasses, and baker's cocoa. The beer is on the heavy side of medium with smooth carbonation. This is an enjoyable beer, far from the best Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts out there, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.