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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 21.35%
Wants: 21
Gots: 42 | 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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Ratings: 277 | Reviews: 135
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mverity
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hearty black with 1/4 inch of medium tan head that faded fairly quickly into sparse wisps and med-thin collar. Pretty good legs, but only fair lacing. Aroma is warm woody bourbon, earthy/roasty/smoky malt, and black coffee. Taste is that roasty/smoky malt, bitter coffee, licorice, burnt hair and boozey heat. Not terrible, just unbalanced. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, that high alcohol definitely shows and it's a touch over carbonated.

Photo of kneehouse
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really wanted to love this beer because I love the nitro version. However it was good, just not stellar.

Photo of whitenads
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onlymurderers
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alostplot
4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a complex beer, the only thing I would like to see different is the addition of oatmeal for a smoother mouth.

Photo of John_M
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great label, but this is otherwise a pretty weak effort from Left Hand Brewing. The beer is dominated by roasty malt and licorice, on both the nose and the palate, with little evidence of the barrel aging. The beer is otherwise pretty sweet, with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Alcohol is pretty well integrated into the flavor profile, so at least there's that.

This was given to me as a Christmas stocking stuffer, so I won't feel too bad about dumping most of the bottle that was given to me. In fairness, I had this beer after Fremont's KDS and Bbomb, and of course those beers beat this weak effort 7 ways to Sunday.

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 12/8/12. Consumed 12/25/14. Mellowed bourbon. A bit thin for my liking. Not bad overall

Photo of CTbrew32
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GilGarp
4.22/5  rDev +23.4%

Bomber bottled on 12/08/2012.

Served slightly chilled into a goblet, barrel aged Wake Up Dead is basically black in color with thick khaki head. It has great retention too, barely settling even after five minutes.

Aroma is rich and roasty with a slight bourbon nose. I also get some of that characteristic vanilla common in barrel aged beers.

Flavor is sweet up front with chocolate and molasses. It turns to the bitter side midway through with coffee and dark roasted malts. Hops also contribute to the bitterness but I don't get much hop flavor. Finishes dry with a slight alcoholic burn.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and perfectly carbonated. It's got good balance and depth of flavors. Smooth and drinkable for a 10%+ ABV stout.

Overall a very solid barrel aged stout. I wonder if it gets low marks here from people expecting bourbon.

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of LeeW
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of dheldman
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of xk6m6m5x
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Deever2
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%

Photo of Wayne17
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of miggs3030
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of RColbert3
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Rosiex7
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Claytonbrewsby
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.