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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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87
very good

743 Ratings
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 41
Gots: 93 | 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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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wake Up Dead is a decent Imperial Stout....but not my favorite....there is a weird twang on the back end. The beer poured an opaque dark with thin slightly off white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries some light roast. The taste is has touches of chocolate, roast and maybe a hint of espresso backed by an alcohol push. The mouthfeel is full in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a decent stout and should be tried with delight.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 01:44:28 | More by WoodBrew
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-31-2013 17:00:26 | More by vermilcj
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2013 05:17:32 | More by tommy5
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dphillips

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-28-2013 01:18:30 | More by dphillips
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JamesBell

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-27-2013 02:54:12 | More by JamesBell
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-26-2013 15:55:10 | More by Moses_Malone
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Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-22-2013 04:07:22 | More by Goobastic
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2013beer101

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-20-2013 03:30:13 | More by 2013beer101
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Andorel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-14-2013 23:58:33 | More by Andorel
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-14-2013 20:23:20 | More by DerrickW
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-12-2013 18:37:53 | More by JandJMD
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Wompus

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-11-2013 07:58:22 | More by Wompus
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-08-2013 22:03:28 | More by Shawner
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

12-05-2013 23:53:29 | More by AlaskanYoung
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-03-2013 00:27:48 | More by RichH55
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip.

A- Pitch black, totally inky, oily pour. Two finger creamy dense beige head. Lacing is chunky.

S- Burnt coffee and some sweet dark chocolate. Sugar in the raw with a small amount of vanilla. There is a slight earthiness also.

T- Metallic taste hiding under some bitter dark chocolate and the burnt coffee and toast. Bitter aftertaste with a bit of black licorice. Sweeter than the nose leads on.

M- Medium body, creamy on the tongue, slight prickle afterwords.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 23:57:26 | More by korguy123
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sketchyhoodie

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-02-2013 14:23:32 | More by sketchyhoodie
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Deckchains

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2013 19:45:05 | More by Deckchains
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

12-01-2013 01:51:52 | More by steamboatbrewer
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: about as dark and opaque as you can get. Some cola highlights around the edges when held to light. A slight tan head on the pour that recedes to mere wisps.
Smell: more to the dark fruit nose of an ris vs the raspy coffee dark chocolate type, though those hints are there too. Full and robust nose.
Taste: starts much like the nose, rich dark fruit. The finish is slightly bitter, a pleasant dry offset to the slightly sweet dark fruitiness.
Overall: nice ris. Not a wow experience IMO but a solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 22:48:15 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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blindtiger24

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured vigorously into a pint glass.

A: They aren't kidding when they say pour hard. I love watching that "quicksand" affect that occurs with nitros. Opaque with a creamy, lacy head that clings to the sides of the glass.

S: Cocoa nibs, raspberries, and some spice on the nose.

T: Chocolate and malt right off the bat, followed by some anise and pepper that dissipate, but still lingers at the finish.

M: Creamy, creamy, creamy, and it's suppose to be. Really impressed with the nitro in a bottle.

O: A well balanced stout. The chocolate and spice characters don't get in each other's way, though the flavors don't explode on your tongue like other competitors in this category. That said, this is a very drinkable beer and at 10% it's rare to take something like this down and not feel dried out or like your mouth has been rampaged.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

11-28-2013 00:19:05 | More by blindtiger24
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spw109

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2013 23:10:47 | More by spw109
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-27-2013 13:44:00 | More by JohnnieNepal
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-27-2013 04:46:36 | More by sblanton83
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.