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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

763 Ratings
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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 42
Gots: 104 | FT: 4
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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stearns16

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -74.1%

12-15-2011 18:22:04 | More by stearns16
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Cl88


1/5  rDev -74.1%

09-08-2012 00:57:40 | More by Cl88
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ATXRyan

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.1%

04-25-2012 21:58:28 | More by ATXRyan
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rjgbeeradvo

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.1%

03-11-2012 19:48:52 | More by rjgbeeradvo
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raymo55

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.2%

11-19-2011 16:11:09 | More by raymo55
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dumptruck81

Texas

2/5  rDev -48.2%

01-20-2012 01:13:22 | More by dumptruck81
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homebrew311

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.2%

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
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2/5  rDev -48.2%

01-01-2012 19:59:32 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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jstewart1130

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.2%

12-06-2011 04:15:00 | More by jstewart1130
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KCM

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

04-13-2012 03:29:40 | More by KCM
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deadliest

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

11-05-2013 18:39:47 | More by deadliest
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Akuma35

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

02-04-2013 03:11:29 | More by Akuma35
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Rau71

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

06-04-2013 14:59:31 | More by Rau71
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zachary80

Indiana

2.38/5  rDev -38.3%

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
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-28-2014 05:02:45 | More by AndrewBV
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-24-2013 13:30:02 | More by Chokobo
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-18-2013 05:55:56 | More by Kelp
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

12-13-2013 06:59:13 | More by DenverBigRed
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buzzed

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

06-11-2013 16:39:03 | More by buzzed
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JohnLikesBeeraLot

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-09-2014 19:57:37 | More by JohnLikesBeeraLot
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1424IpA

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-30-2013 03:15:33 | More by 1424IpA
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BFro

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-27-2012 01:04:19 | More by BFro
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

12-05-2013 23:53:29 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.88/5  rDev -25.4%

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
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -24.9%

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
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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
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