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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

786 Ratings
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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 43
Gots: 107 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 05-04-2011)
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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a best by date of 7/21/19; into a snifter.
Appearance - black, but carbonation bubbles noticeable and just enough light comes in at the bottom of the glass. Very thin, beige head that leaves scattered lacing.
Smell - vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee bean.
Taste - some nice espresso flavors up front; dark chocolate to round it out.
Feel - the 10.2% ABV is well hidden by the bitterness from the hops! Medium to heavy feel, though the carbonation is more noticeable than most RIS.
Overall - very enjoyable RIS that leans on hops and presents a lot like a black ale.

DenverHopHead, Yesterday at 02:14 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

AngusOg, Monday at 01:32 AM
Photo of BigRedDog
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a slight off white/beige head. The head doesnt stick around long, but there is some residual head on the side with decent lacing.

Smell is of raisins and dark fruit, some spices and herbs. Coffee and roasted maslt as well. Licorice on the nose becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up.

Taste begins with dark fruit and licorice. Mellows into a coffee bitter flavor and a slight earthy hop bitter. Finishes with a big dark chocolate flavor that lingers with some bitterness. As the beer warms the dark chocolate on the finish becomes more and more prevalent, as well as a fairly odd herb-y quality.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. About average for an RIS.

Overall it is a good stout. Good bitter dark chocolate and an interesting herb quality to it.

BigRedDog, Sunday at 09:21 PM
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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.