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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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Ratings: 743 | Reviews: 173 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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scratch69

Missouri

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black color with a fingers worth of tan head. Thin amount of lacing.

Smell- Dark roasted malt and dark fruit aroma.

Taste- Dark roasted malt flavor with dark fruit and licorice notes.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth. Fair amount of carbonation with just a hint of alcohol warmth.

Overall- A good example of the style. I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 02:50:29 | More by scratch69
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-01-2013 23:38:15 | More by wyatt13
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-01-2013 13:33:01 | More by SadMachine
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-01-2013 03:20:14 | More by Woodman70
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AnitaBier

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-31-2013 14:29:07 | More by AnitaBier
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1424IpA

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

05-30-2013 03:15:33 | More by 1424IpA
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TFMyriad

Arizona

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-29-2013 03:59:27 | More by TFMyriad
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showie773

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

05-28-2013 04:12:31 | More by showie773
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-27-2013 15:36:14 | More by roostor07
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.