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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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very good

775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

MaddDogg84, Aug 03, 2013
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bmjivi221, Jul 31, 2013
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Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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Beardcore, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mportnoy, Jul 29, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%

Whenever I pour a stout, I just admire everything about it. How it looks, how it smells, and the amazing flavors that come out of it. The appearance on this beer is as black as night. In fact, I didn't get any head on this beer when poured. With this beer being at 10.2% ABV, you're going to see alcohol legs on the side and get big boozey quality to it, which leads to the aroma.

The aroma is interesting on this stout. There are big chocolate and caramel qualities to it. In the middle you do get an alcohol kick as well.I also get some toffee notes in it as well.

The taste is very thick, which is exactly how an imperial stout should be. RIght in the front, I get a hint of chocolate mixed with a bitter coffee bean quality. Middle of the mouth is when the alcohol starts to settle on your tongue. This beer has some interesting qualities but the alcohol takes over the other important flavors somewhat, which I am not a big fan of.

Overall, this beer is perfect for a cold winter night. I like to recommend beers and what time of the year they remind me of and all stouts would remind me of the winter. My only complaint is that there is too much of a boozey quality. If you're into that, then this is the beer for you.

SeanDonahue, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

alandis01, Jul 26, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -16.6%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Very light nearly white head presented, and very small barely manages a pencil thickness while settling to a simple thin collar. Body is a dark brown walnut with some large red hues to it.

Bouquet is a bit sweet with a large hint of lactose and milky character. Powdered malt and whoppers like candy smelling chocolate, with hints of soda cola character, and some cherry warmth.

Palate improves with a large roast bitterness and some pine like matching flavor. Quite fizzy mouthfeel on this which has an almost mineral water carbonation. Matches a very minerally and dry finish to go with the palate. Cola mouthfeel and wet, with some fruity quality but also comes with a sweet lactose like palate.

Overall this just feels and tastes like an over-amped milk stout and I am not really getting into this at all.

smakawhat, Jul 25, 2013
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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.