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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

894 Ratings
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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 49
Gots: 152 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: elgiacomo on 05-04-2011

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of pBRale
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours black with mahogany hints. Very little brownish head that dissipates quickly.
S-Smells of deep roasted malts, coffee, slight licorice, hint of booze, a hint of dark fruit.
T-Taste is excellent, with the roasted flavors giving way and melding nicely with a significant raisin flavor in the finish. The raisin flavor lingers afterward, and is very pleasant.
M-Full bodied, thick, medium-low carbonation, smooth and delicious.
O-overall an excellent beer. Reasonably priced and glad I found this little gem.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of korguy123
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of steamboatbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.