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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

862 Ratings
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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 45
Gots: 136 | FT: 6
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured a black body iwith no head or lace to really speak of.
A mostly dark fruit aroma, not what I was expecting, along with roasted malts and hint of sweetness.
A dark fruit taste pervades, like plums, raisins, a little figgy, also some black cherry and there is a light chocolate malt taste in this beer.
Slight roasted malt edge gives beer balance and more of a java than coffee edge in the beer.
Not the most well-crafted stout but it hit the spot.

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Yummy - a good Russian Imperial Stout - lives up to the reputation

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/28/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, toasted oats, raisin, light licorice, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.