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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

679 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 679
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%


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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Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-28-2012 03:30:50 | More by birchstick
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3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of their nitro-bottles. I poured it into a pint glass.

Appearance: Sure as day, the nitro-technology works. I dumped this thing into the glass, and yet no head materialized at first. Slowly, the cascading happened and a small, persistent, foamy head appeared. The body is black and opaque.

Smell: Sweet fruits dominate, with some toasty grains and maybe a kiss of flowery hops. Pleasant.

Taste: Bourbon vanilla, some hops, a bit of alcohol. The rest of the malt is there but a little hard to define. I'm personally a little biased against beers that taste like a bourbon barrel, but I think a 3 grade is fair.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth, as the nitrogen is supposed to be. Still a bit of carb. Medium bodied. Dry in the back.

Overall: Hey, nitro imperial is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 03:42:07 | More by fountainofyouth
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Pretty standard.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, smoke, toasted malts, warm booze, and caramel.

Taste: Moderate amounts of milk chocolate, ash, caramel, alcohol, bready malts, roasted coffee, and a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and some booze.

Overall: Not the best AIS, but a good one. Vintage 2013 bottle can be revisited again.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured straight down as recommended by the brewer in an imperial pint glass.
Served at 45F.

Color: very dark chocolate brown. No head.

Aroma: faint chocolate.

Mouth Feel:quite good, and one of the better mouth feels I have tasted in an RIS. Very smooth and malty.

Taste: The highlight of the beer. Cocoa, Licorice, and roasted malts. The taste is more pronounced with warming. I don't agree with the brewer's recommendation of 40-45F serving temp. The cocoa, malt, licorice, and malt begin to stand out with warming.

Finish: roasted malt, and light bitterness: excellent for an RIS.

Overall: an excellent RIS. However, the aroma could be a bit stronger. I wasn't able to identify the dried fruits, and the tastes were predominantly cocoa, malt, and licorice. The latter enhances the flavor and makes this beer a bit unusual for the style.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

03-17-2014 00:42:39 | More by brureview
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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
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