Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company
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2/5 rDev -48.1%
Well I've read mixed reviews about this brew, but I can never pass up an unticked impy stout, especially when its on sale for 6 bucks. Here we go....
A: pours very light for style, deep brown with ruby highlights, 2 finger head on pour, dissipates to a cm, decent retention
S: the nose features notes of grapes, vanilla, musty oak, artificial chocolate. This aroma smells more like an American Strong Ale, nothing like an imperial stout.
T: taste starts out with clashing malt flavors, some dark fruit, huge acrid bitterness, burnt chocolate. There virtually no balance and drinking this brew actually made me scrunch my face. Wow... this is bad
Mf: thin body for style, has a very dry finish
O: this beer is a mess. It misses the mark on style, and also misses the mark on tasting good. Do yourself a favor...pass this one up. Lefthand makes plenty of other tasty brews, this however is not one of them.
10-11-2011 05:53:23 | More by homebrew311
2.38/5 rDev -38.2%
Background: Poured into a Guinness Pint. 6/30/11 on the neck, nothing on the label.
Look: Brown with ruby highlights. Surprisingly not opaque. Looks thin while pouring. Small tan head rears up at the end of the pour. Looks like a lighter porter. Spots of lacing. Would blame my glass but it looked the same in my friend's as well.
Smell: Pretty malty, maybe a hint of alcohol. Not much going on, maybe slight fruitiness.
Taste: Hot from the alcohol, mellows as it approaches room temperature. Mild dark fruits. Not much roastiness even for a normal stout.
Mouthfeel: Thin, not full bodied.
Overall: Not a great beer. Not a good beer. Average would be kind. It just seems watered down.
Value: I thought it would be decent at 6.99 for a bomber, but it is not.
For some reason I fully expected this to be better than the Barrel Aged. I was wrong. Avoid this.
08-03-2011 01:21:55 | More by zachary80
District of Columbia
2.88/5 rDev -25.2%
22 oz bottle with "bottled on" date was missing. Purchased on January 13, 2013. Poured into a large wine glass.
A - Poured midnight black, opaque. Healthy pour resulted in half a finger of head that quickly disapated. Little lacing.
A - Alcohol, dark fruits and a little yeast.
T - Burnt coffee, rasins, bitter. Hoppy alcohol finish. No chocolate.
MF - Dry and almost antiseptic.
O - Possesses many of the individual attributes of an imperial stout, but when combined does not work for me. Will not purchase again.
02-07-2013 02:57:37 | More by Sludgeman
2.9/5 rDev -24.7%
A - Orange around the edges with a creamy tan head
S - Very mild raisin malt and an earthy soil like smell
T - Much deeper than the scent. Dark fruit, licorice and malt. Bitter
hit in the finish
M - Good coating but only a mild tingle on the tongue
O - Not bad but nothing special
06-07-2012 11:16:58 | More by biglite351
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.