Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
APPEARANCE: Absolutely dark as night. Not a single ray of light of any color will penetrate this beer. A surprisingly large head (about a finger and a half) foams up as I pour fresh from the growler (picked it up two hours ago at Left Hand in Longmont). The head doesn't stick around too long, however, and quickly collapses into just a thin, foamy cap over the sea of black. Some mild lacing sticks to the glass momentarily after each sip, but fades quickly.
SMELL: Roasty and woody malt greet the nose with a hint of chocolate lurking behind. A swirl of the glass kicks up an Earthy and grassy aroma as well, but the aroma could be stronger.
TASTE: Intensely sweet (almost to a fault) and chocolatey up front. Milk chocolate, not the same dark chocolate that I have experienced in a lot of other Left Hand brews. Very pleasant. Anyhow, the latter half of the sip does a 180 and reverses course finishing with a much more bitter and coffee-tinged taste. As it warms a hint of vanilla and a touch of oak creep in throughout the sip.
MOUTHFEEL: Silky and smooth with a fairly light body considering that this is an Imperial Stout. A light, tickling carbonation washes it all down.
OVERALL: Good stuff. Will drink again. Saying that this is just another dark beer brewed by Left Hand might sound like an insult, but when the boys in Longmont go for a dark beer they usually nail it and this is no exception.
Serving type: growler
10-16-2012 06:02:26 | More by StoneTSR
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4.11/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This would appear deep ruby in the pour but it settles to a deep dark cola brown. The head was short lived but had a stiff thick film.
The nose is filled with dark fruits like prune, date and raisin. Some chocolate malt,Graham cracker, marshmallow and char can be found.
The aroma does not reveal just how diverse the flavors are in this. Cold, it starts rather boozy but that disappears with warmth. It has dry and milk chocolate qualities, Graham cracker maltiness, whipped cream, lactose-sweetness and molasses. These flavors change and evolve as the temperature settles. I also tasted dates and prunes along with a roasted coffee finish.
The feel is smooth, very easy to drink but only at a warmer temperature. It has a bit of alcohol heat at any stage.
Left Hand usually makes quality beers that are not earth shattering but quality. This US the first one that really got my attention and got me begging for more.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 22:19:15 | More by KYGunner
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Black with no head
S - hoppy , roasted malt, and chocolate
T- nuts, chocolate, and hard hop aftertaste, and an alcohol warming that hits you hard but fades to a sweet chocolate finish
M- full body and no carbonation
O- the hops was overpowering and then the alcohol was over powering or otherwise it would have had a better grade
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 23:35:02 | More by a0lbudman
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
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