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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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thydarkprevails

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber bottled 3/13/12 poured into a duvel tulip. Pours a midnight brown/black with a thin tan head that shrinks down with nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, raisin, vanilla, and oak. Taste is toasted barley, bitter chocolate, coffee, plums, raisins, cherry, vanilla, and cream. Medium mouthfeel and a tad over carbonated. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 22:41:20 | More by thydarkprevails
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-18-2014 00:29:34 | More by SkinniePost
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beermeister9

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.9%

04-17-2014 21:12:43 | More by beermeister9
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Bnjmnlws

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-15-2014 16:22:00 | More by Bnjmnlws
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Cris4545

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.9%

04-12-2014 04:25:30 | More by Cris4545
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-10-2014 22:28:11 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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mpenning13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-08-2014 02:11:10 | More by mpenning13
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

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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joelmichaelcoffman

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

04-05-2014 21:03:18 | More by joelmichaelcoffman
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-05-2014 20:02:10 | More by JamesStreet
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bigaddy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-05-2014 03:14:12 | More by bigaddy
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russwilliam

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2014 02:03:31 | More by russwilliam
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-03-2014 01:31:15 | More by DaPan
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

04-02-2014 16:43:17 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2014 22:08:56 | More by KevinGordon
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-31-2014 16:50:09 | More by Zdrummer15
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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

03-30-2014 03:40:34 | More by Flounder57
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2014 23:11:25 | More by Carlbeer
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-28-2014 12:38:59 | More by Tayloraphilips
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-24-2014 22:21:09 | More by VeganUndead
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timoteo833

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2014 00:10:13 | More by timoteo833
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-21-2014 04:48:48 | More by afsdan
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zbooks

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-20-2014 22:35:40 | More by zbooks
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-20-2014 15:57:18 | More by JohnathanColeman
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brureview

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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