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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

258 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 22.06%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | 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: 258 | Reviews: 129 | Display Reviews Only:
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-30-2013 02:38:51 | More by Ted
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-26-2013 05:03:03 | More by ldhughes3
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Vroom

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-17-2013 06:48:10 | More by Vroom
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KWMiles

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-14-2013 15:31:45 | More by KWMiles
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-12-2013 19:24:15 | More by Zachtheporter
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-11-2013 00:57:50 | More by Hanzo
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acsprouse

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-10-2013 05:26:35 | More by acsprouse
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle (bottled 12/18/12) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours nearly pitch black in color with a finger of frothy mocha colored head with decent staying power...also leaves webs of lacing on the glass - fairly impressive for a 10+% BA beer.

S - A bit fruity, touch of astringency over mild booze, some roasted malts, a touch of caramel sweetness and some faint licorice. Intensity of aroma is lacking a bit here...need to search for some of these.

T - Starts off rather cola-like with that distinct herbal and sweet flavor up front. Noticeable woodiness behind the cola and an assertive hop bitterness as well. Licorice and some burnt and dark roasted malt flavors round things out.

M - Medium body with a soft lower/middle carbonation level. Fruity,woody, roasty, herbal overall.

O - Not bad but doesn't distinguish itself at all in this style which is well populated with excellent examples. I wouldn't turn this down if somebody offered it to me, but definitely not one to go out of the way for.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 18:53:25 | More by portia99
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-09-2013 17:38:23 | More by MeisterMayhem
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luisfrancisco

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +25%

03-08-2013 17:03:13 | More by luisfrancisco
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DRyan

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Held at 50 degrees, poured into a Jester King tulip

A: Deep inky black with medium tan head that is not too over the top, and doesn't stick around too long... it leaves some lacing but not overly so.
S: The nose is malty roastyness that you would expect from an imperial stout with some whiskey barrel aroma, almost in line with Rye-on-Rye. There's also a sweetness in the bouquet I can't quite put my finger on, like a caramel or toffee scent I'd expect from a barleywine, but hidden underneath all that dark roastyness.
T: Hits upfront with some immediate pungency, strong stout heaviness. It's got the heavy malt backbone I expect. It has some dark fruit, raisin, figgy flavors to it in the front of the palate. Then hits with the barrel, which I assume was a whiskey barrel but I'm not 100% sure about that. It ends with some hops and some alcohol sting/warmth that I think will round out nicely with some age on the bottle (this is pretty fresh).
M: Smooth and silky, a bit velvety, with light carbonation
D: Pretty damned drinkable for a big heavy beer

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 01:33:51 | More by DRyan
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match1112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-02-2013 19:36:33 | More by match1112
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spoony

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-02-2013 16:24:52 | More by spoony
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bespin15

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

02-28-2013 04:51:07 | More by bespin15
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-26-2013 06:40:27 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On Tap at Jacks Goal Line Stand in Long Branch NJ

A: Great dark, dark brownish black color.It pours with a decent brownish head and pretty great lacing as the beer leaves the glass.

S: The smell of oak is pretty prominent in this one. I get some vanilla and even a fruity fragrance in this one.

T: This brew has a great taste of chocolate and oak. It finishes with a taste of vanilla, oak, and dried fruit (cherries maybe).

M: One of the best parts of this beer is the mouthfeel...It is everything you would want in a stout creamy, silky, smooth, and thick. Great stuff.

O: I really enjoyed this one. I don't really understand how this beer has such a low rating as it was one of the better stouts I have had in a while. I have not had it from the bottle but I cant imagine it being too different from the tap. Great stuff, cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2013 01:33:56 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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MemphisANiD

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +25%

02-23-2013 01:36:33 | More by MemphisANiD
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MtnBiker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-19-2013 02:42:27 | More by MtnBiker
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-19-2013 01:10:33 | More by Axnjxn
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-10-2013 02:16:08 | More by jpd7374
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-09-2013 20:53:23 | More by sneaks2210
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

02-09-2013 06:26:33 | More by Kelp
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Abe_Froman

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +25%

02-09-2013 06:23:17 | More by Abe_Froman
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jordanmckell

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-07-2013 02:39:05 | More by jordanmckell
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Lookjoesays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +25%

02-06-2013 02:26:30 | More by Lookjoesays
Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.