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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

778 Ratings
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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 41
Gots: 105 | 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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1/5  rDev -74%

stearns16, Dec 15, 2011
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1/5  rDev -74%

Cl88, Sep 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

ATXRyan, Apr 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74%

rjgbeeradvo, Mar 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

raymo55, Nov 19, 2011
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

homebrew311, Oct 11, 2011
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

coreyfmcdonald, Jan 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

jstewart1130, Dec 06, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

KCM, Apr 13, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

deadliest, Nov 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Akuma35, Feb 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Rau71, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of zachary80
2.38/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

zachary80, Aug 03, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

AndrewBV, Apr 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Chokobo, Mar 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Kelp, Jan 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

DenverBigRed, Dec 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

buzzed, Jun 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

JohnLikesBeeraLot, May 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

1424IpA, May 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

BFro, Mar 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Sludgeman, Feb 07, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

biglite351, Jun 07, 2012
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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.