Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours dark as night with a caramel colored head that hangs around.
In the nose is coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malt, and raisin.
A nice burst of carbonation keeps flavors lively. The individual flavors are intense yet melded. Bitter coffee and bitter chocolate roll around the mouth and keep the sweet caramel and raisin/rum notes in check. Real nice flavor and mouthfeel but the finish lacks something - kind of leaves you hanging.
06-23-2013 00:36:59 | More by Chickenhawk9932
3.76/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation and some dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall creamy tan head that quickly reduces to a couple of small to medium sized thin patch of medium sized bubbles with a small amount of very thin film mottling the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted (almost charred) malts with some slightly lighter notes of dark fruit (raisin) and anise/licorice.
T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of dark roasted, almost charred malts that give the beer a fairly strong amount of bitterness. There are faint notes of dark fruit (raisin) and anise licorice but without the normally associated sweetness. Slight hints of ash.
M: Medium to full bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: With the abundance of great beers in the Russian Imperial Stout style, I find this beer to be fairly pedestrian and not really doing anything interesting (compared with others). A little too much char and ash for my preference.
06-20-2013 00:43:06 | More by dbrauneis
3.24/5 rDev -15.8%
A-Pours rather dark with a cap that pops away to nothing. Seems to be rather thick in body. Mild light penetrations.
S-Immediately not very happy with the nose. It smells a bit sticky and artificial. Dark fruit notes but they seem disingenuous. Then all the regular culprits are there too.
T-My nose did not deceive me. Its a bit metallic but not supremely offensive. Even so, the intended flavors are still not too appealing. Wake Up Dead is too sticky and artificial.
M-Full, not viscous. Tingly, soft bubbles. Boozy.
O/D-Was not impressed by this.
06-04-2013 01:45:32 | More by VelvetExtract
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.