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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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Photo of Earpe
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This Imperial stout should be rated higher than reflected here.

Very much a dark color
Very much a sweet drink-ability
Very much a blast of flavor
Not sure how else to describe a stout that delivers it all, taste and ABV....this thing is an awesome stout. I guess the reason for it not rating in the mid 90's is individual taste, but i see this stout as something special.

Congrats to Left Hand...you hit the nail on the head

Earpe, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of DruC4
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

DruC4, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Goldndomer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Goldndomer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

22Blue, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Benesi88
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Benesi88, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Badger6
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass (about 5 oz left in bottle after initial pour).

A: Pours an opaque black body with a small, spongy cocoa-colored head that recedes fast. Some lacing.

S: Many aromas abound, but not in a complex way. Roasty malt, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Rounds out with the smell of plums and other dark fruits and a hint of booziness.

T: Boozy flavor. Roasted flavors of vanilla, caramel, dark fruit with a nice oakiness. in the middle Finishes dry and slightly bitter. I expected more maltiness. The alcohol is present and noticeable throughout.

M: Medium body, with minimal carbonation. Drinks down smoothly, especially as it warms up. Distinct warmth from the alcohol. Feels thinner than you'd expect.

O: The balance between the roasted flavors and the alcohol was interesting. Seems like it should be more malty. The beer seemed to be too young; thinking about getting another bottle to store for 6-12 months, then try this again.

Badger6, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MouthfulOfchris, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Greasy
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Greasy, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Vonhinx
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Vonhinx, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of MYJELLOMISFIT
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

MYJELLOMISFIT, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ThreeFishes, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

rudabegga9, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Bidcaller2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bidcaller2, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Danielr26, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Rons35
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Rons35, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of MichPaul
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

MichPaul, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of bob_d_j
4/5  rDev +3.9%

bob_d_j, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of thierrynantes
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (65 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de Bières (Nantes) and tasted in january 2014 with Australian friends.

Appearance : reddish brown color with tan foamy head.
Smell : chocolate & coffee aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : roasted malt flavors with dark chocolate and hints of coffee.
Drinkability : a very nice beer in the style Imperial Stout.

thierrynantes, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Bartos
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Bartos, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This stout is pitch black and covered with a thin light tan head, which quickly dissipates into a thin layer surrounding the stout. Fine bubbles make up the lacing, which is dense and covers nearly the entire glass area void of stout.
The aroma is light, but dark roasted malts and chocolate are present. I’m not picking up much else at the moment.
The roasted malts make up most of the flavor; mild hops and chocolate come through. Over all the flavor is sweet and this stout is really smooth, the alcohol content is well hidden.
This is a medium bodied stout and it really warms up your taste buds.

vickersspitfire, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

csfcmitchell, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Dshep1340
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Dshep1340, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of EdFed
4/5  rDev +3.9%

EdFed, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of jnardone235
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jnardone235, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Jlabs
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jlabs, Jan 15, 2014
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.