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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 21.76%
Wants: 20
Gots: 40 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-02-2010)
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Ratings: 263 | Reviews: 129 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

sukwonee, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

appetiteforparis, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

MarkyMOD, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

purdueflyguy, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

CGMLS3, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jplopez21, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

QuamLaetus, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

abex44, Jan 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

cfh64, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

CWhite, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of chugalug06
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Nice thick caramel colored foamy/soapy head. Brew is thinner black.

A slight iced tea scent. chocolate and the normal stout aroma... Bark, woody, vanilla aroma.

Lots of light iced tea flavors. darker chocolate flavors, vanilla, lemon, oaky, light, drinkable. Carbonation is near perfect at heavy. Not overly sweet and no bitterness.

Nice smooth well balanced trainer BA Stout.. Recommended, but not for the well trained palate. Underwhelming at $10/22oz. Glad I tried it!

chugalug06, Dec 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

tswater, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

smcnulty1981, Nov 24, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black, with 2 fingers of head, and sticky lace left all over the glass

S - Sweet, lots of alcohol on the aroma, they don't hide it.

T - Like the smell, sweeet. Alcohol is very heavy, in your face. Some fruits, but dark coffee like malt backbone and alcohol overwhelm

M - full bodied, smooth, well balanced.

O - A damn good DIS. Love to try this one on draft.

BeerDawgs, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

dmartin118, Oct 26, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

After taking a swig, I checked the expiration date to see if the beer had expired. Okay, it was brewed 6 months ago. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried again. It still tasted very oxidized and worse; the taste is like a cacophony of grass, old raisin, and sour licorice overwhelming the normal chocolate and coffee flavors I would expect from a stout. I had high hopes for this beer, but it more than disappointed.

It didn't smell great either.

ghengisflan, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

bent, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

freewill35, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ohtheguilt, Jul 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a dark mahogany, sits a borderline black tone while yielding a short-lived finger of light tan head; spotty lacing. nose is pretty tame for a barrel-aged imperial stout. subdued notes of coffee, roasted malt, and maybe a touch of dark fruits. average aroma.

flavor is decent. on the sweet side with some roastiness, dark chocolate, and a little coffee. a bit astringent. not drainpour territory by any means but very underwhelming. thin on the palate with average carbonation.

overall, for a barrell-aged imperial stout i'm walking away fairly disappointed. again, it's not terrible, i just expected a lot more. proof that simply throwing an imperial stout into a bourbon barrel for some time isn't necessarily a sure-fire route to a world class beer.

(originally reviewed: 07-19-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

danoble1, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Thomas_Picton, May 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Magery, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.