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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

752 Ratings
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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 42
Gots: 96 | 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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brett606

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-04-2013 06:56:42 | More by brett606
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-02-2013 15:47:44 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-02-2013 04:43:09 | More by BKBassist
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redleg411

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-28-2013 19:40:30 | More by redleg411
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-28-2013 01:50:02 | More by tubeyes
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mhbarber

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-26-2013 20:53:16 | More by mhbarber
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-26-2013 04:05:18 | More by InfragilisBrew
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stanale

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-26-2013 03:22:43 | More by stanale
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

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
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Chuck_Hess

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-21-2013 17:55:32 | More by Chuck_Hess
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-18-2013 05:02:09 | More by Stevedore
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buzzed

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-11-2013 16:39:03 | More by buzzed
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Mattco

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-11-2013 12:49:46 | More by Mattco
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-09-2013 04:33:37 | More by stortore
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Hdredfern

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-07-2013 20:32:45 | More by Hdredfern
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megamass

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-07-2013 04:33:37 | More by megamass
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laxer8811

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-07-2013 02:03:10 | More by laxer8811
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jstevep00

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2013 06:23:36 | More by jstevep00
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ZepHead80

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-05-2013 20:15:22 | More by ZepHead80
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-05-2013 03:20:51 | More by wisrarebeer
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Rau71

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

06-04-2013 14:59:31 | More by Rau71
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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
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Illos

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-03-2013 23:03:22 | More by Illos
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calcutron

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2013 06:52:46 | More by calcutron
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.