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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 21.35%
Wants: 21
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
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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
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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%

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3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 22 oz bottle, poured into a Snifter
A- Pour an opaque jet black with thick creamy head, decent lacing and retention
S- Roasted malts, sweet chocolate and caramel, really light smell, not much there
T- Starts off pretty good with smooth chocolate, caramel and vanilla flavors, On the end and going down however is a different story, overly sweet and alcoholic on the finish. Theres a slight oak taste mixed in too but not much for being barrel-aged
M- Smooth and creamy to start then overtaken by alcohol heat on the finish
O- A strange beer starts out like a nice Imperial Stout but ends up being pretty hot mixed in with a strange sweetness. I really can't believe its only 10.2% either, it tastes higher and I started to feel it after just half the bottle. I wouldn't have guessed this was barrel-aged either without looking at the label which disappointed

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black, pretty viscous, with a nice mocha head and good lacing. Aroma starts off with some of the barrel and kicks into some roastiness, chocolate, a hint of some dark fruits, and liquorice. Flavor offers brandy and its barrels, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, liquorice. A good dose of alcohol is noticeable an not quite in a balanced way. A nice full, milky mouthfeel. Overall, a very solid and enjoyable barrel aged stout and quite suprised at how low the ratings for this one are. Not a beer that can stand up with the greats of the style, but its also not priced like one either. For $8.50 a bomber, I definitely feel as though I got my money's worth and would happily drink again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color that is brown towards the edges. The khaki colored head is creamy and settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of light roast and perhaps some dark cherries. A touch of char and caramel. With that said, the aroma is very light for a big stout, it was hard to pull these aromas.

The aroma is sweet. Tastes like a milk stout base with some scant bourbon flavor. Some mellow caramel and vanilla flavors give the beer a dessert characteristic to it. A hint of bitter roast in the end but not much. Some light woody flavors and an overall generally fruitiness but nothing like what you would find in most RIS/imperial stouts. The flavor is a bit too smooth, nothing really pops.

Moderate body with soft carbonation. Sweet on the palate but not cloying. A touch sticky on the finish. Drinks very smooth and the ABV is well hidden. Drinks easy but missing some body.

Nothing wrong with this beer, no real flaws, but it just doesn't pop for the style and ABV. Its smooth and drinks easy but if you want a good BA stout look elsewhere.

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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!

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