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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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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-03-2013 01:03:22 | More by cfinch2
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours an opaque deep brown body with a thick head that is a mass of microbubbles that takes on a milkshake quality. There is a microcarbonation that fights its way to the surface. The head leaves rings with each sip.

S- The faint smoky note to the full char of black malt has a soft bacon note that grows and some nice roasted raw grain notes aswell.

T- The leather and vinous flavors to the black roasted malt has some dark raisin to it and a slightly dry finish. There is a bacon smoke and leather hint that lingers and becomes a bit inky as it opens up. The bitterness in the finish turns to a green wood note as it warms.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a nice alcohol warmth to it.

O- Big complex dry beer with a unique character to the black malt. Leather and smoke hints and some dark dried fruit really make this a great sipper.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 21:12:43 | More by rhoadsrage
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-02-2013 11:52:30 | More by canawler
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Jessenimmo

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-02-2013 01:05:04 | More by Jessenimmo
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-30-2013 19:15:59 | More by blknikon
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Wheelzie

Tennessee

4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

straight from the bomber into an oversized wine glass,

wow the appearance is all that it should be, i was suprised by the khaki 1 finger head....in fact it made me giggle a little bit....yes sir i am a beer nerd that got my jollys kicked liked a school girl,

but this is not a school girl beer, in fact it is manly as hell! its toasty and roasty and even gives me hints of some of those barrel stouts!!.. probably because the bottle says that it lurks in their cellars for 4 months! love this beer at the moment!

it is very filling be careful with this hairy beast

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 06:49:52 | More by Wheelzie
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twax

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-27-2013 11:28:24 | More by twax
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gunpwdr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-26-2013 02:02:54 | More by gunpwdr
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Justin

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-23-2013 21:57:53 | More by Justin
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-22-2013 01:40:48 | More by TypsiYpsi
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videofrog

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-21-2013 23:47:37 | More by videofrog
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YoDude

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black and poured with a short deep brown head. Head is slightly retained with a dark brown ring and about half inch of loose lacing.

Smell: The nose is dark roasted coffee with a hint of dried fruit, very pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Rich roasted malt and coffee up front with lingering flavors of black licorice and dark chocolate. There is also a spicy finish that I accredit to the malt as the hops have long faded.

Mouth feel: It has a full body and light carbonation, with a nice finish of alcohol warmth and dark chocolate flavor. The use of oatmeal gives a smooth mouth feel that has you anticipating your next sip.

Overall: This is a wonderful version of an American Imperial Stout. Left Hand Brewing rarely disappoints. The hops have faded with age, but the combination of malts and other grains have married nicely to make this a wonderful beverage. I will definitely purchase again. Next time I will not age so long to make sure I include hop flavors.

Serving type: 22 oz. bottle aged 18 months in my beer cellar and poured into a Hamm's goblet

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 04:17:42 | More by YoDude
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into 34oz mug. Black with a thick tan head. Smell is malty, a bit of yeast, and coffee. Taste is big, smooth coffee and chocolate at first, bittering out at the end and finishing relatively cleanly. Mouthfeel is full, could be a little smoother though. Still a great RIS, very drinkable for 10.2%. Love it!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:23:34 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-13-2013 20:40:30 | More by muchloveforhops3
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TychoNDC

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-13-2013 01:55:24 | More by TychoNDC
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2013 17:00:12 | More by derkfromwi
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gjoker321

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-07-2013 16:36:30 | More by gjoker321
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ChrisDM

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-07-2013 01:18:09 | More by ChrisDM
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2013 22:46:17 | More by Danobold
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle.

The beer poured a very dark brown, almost black. The smell is quite mellow, sweet malts, slight coffee, chocolate, and toasti-ness. The taste is not as strong as most imperial stouts. It was a little bitter with a very creamy, malty, slight coffee notes and hints of chocolate. Pretty modest for an imperial stout and quite drinkeable, despite the 10.2% ABV.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 05:56:33 | More by NilocRellim
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TonyT013

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-04-2013 02:11:01 | More by TonyT013
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-03-2013 15:54:59 | More by bulldogg915
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AR_Rios

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-01-2013 23:11:32 | More by AR_Rios
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-01-2013 20:10:55 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-01-2013 12:03:11 | More by Mattyb79
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.