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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 21.35%
Wants: 20
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 08-02-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Aged approx. 9 months. Pours a very dark brown, not quite black. Boozy alcohol legs crawling all over the fucking place. Nice bit of head/lacing. Nose is mostly dark roasted malts and bourbon. There is a nice kind of organic, earthy smell, which I attribute to the barrel. There is also a bit of a spicy, peppery aroma. On to taste. A decent amount of the barrel comes through, and it is somewhat soy saucey and sweet. Not Dark Lord or Nightstalker sweet though, thank god. It's not bad, especially for the price point. Kind of reminds me of a sweet RIS that has spent a short amount of time in bourbon barrels. I cannot imagine it holding up for 7 years, as indicated on the bottle. However, I would drink it again. Cheers!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 22oz bottle this beer pours prune black capped by a brown 2 finger bulging layer of foam which lays down flat to a ring in a couple of mins. Aroma is nice, but a tad uninspiring - chocolate, black pepper, and smoke in small force. Flavors are great - dark chocolates, brandy, pipe tobacco, cherry mash, herbal hops, and fading vanilla on the finish. Feels a tad thin for a barrel aged stout with oats, but it's not a deal breaker by any means. Overall I think this beer is wonderful and might be worth storing. Highly underrated here on BA.

Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.