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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

Barrel-Aged Wake Up DeadBarrel-Aged Wake Up Dead

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 22.06%

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:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-02-2010)
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4.83/5  rDev +42.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 22:15:52 | More by BrianGT
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4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The brew pours thickly into my pint glass. Dark brown in color with a thin tan head (chilled too hard). Some highlights around the edges. When held to a very bright light, it reveals deep ruby and mahogany tones. Very thick and cloudy looking. The 2nd (warmer) pour gave up a nice, thick looking 1 finger head with decent lacing.

Smells caramelly and sweet with a bit of coffee and some woody undertones.

Pretty sweet upfront with a taste of bitter chocolate and hints of dark cherries and perhaps raisins as mentioned on the label. Heavy bitterness on the follow through.

Thick bodied. The brew leaves a syrupy stickiness in the mouth, while at the same time presenting a thick, smooth and creamy feel as well. Substantial alcohol burn in the throat.

The 10.2% ABV really started kicking in even before starting on the 2nd glass. This is one head-stompin' beer. Great for the first snowy night of the season.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 05:58:52 | More by obywan59
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4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful pour from a bomber into my PBC tulip. Dark Chocolate in color ( and taste). Lots of tangerine and sweet fruit flavors. Not as " imperial "as I'd like. Cellar this for a couple and if all those fruit flavorsare fermentable this will be a richous beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 01:53:13 | More by nevins
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4.58/5  rDev +34.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 17:36:46 | More by Tabni
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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.