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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

844 Ratings
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 127 | FT: 6
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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Photo of delta490
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep deep brown, only noticeable under direct light. There a light tan head that doesn't last long, but still manages to leave some small soapy lacing. The aroma is a little mild for the style, with lighter notes of raisin and licorice. The taste, though, brings big flavors that the aroma misses, adding coffee and chocolate and a nice earthy hops quality. The body has nice weight and a slicker mouthfeel.

delta490, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of lysergicdream
4/5  rDev +3.6%

lysergicdream, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Pretendbeard
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Pretendbeard, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of DrChadly
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrChadly, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Triklino
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Triklino, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Devil_Doc
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Devil_Doc, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Kettle1
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

Kettle1, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Snow81
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Snow81, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

greenspointexas, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a best by date of 7/21/19; into a snifter.
Appearance - black, but carbonation bubbles noticeable and just enough light comes in at the bottom of the glass. Very thin, beige head that leaves scattered lacing.
Smell - vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee bean.
Taste - some nice espresso flavors up front; dark chocolate to round it out.
Feel - the 10.2% ABV is well hidden by the bitterness from the hops! Medium to heavy feel, though the carbonation is more noticeable than most RIS.
Overall - very enjoyable RIS that leans on hops and presents a lot like a black ale.

DenverHopHead, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

AngusOg, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of BigRedDog
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a slight off white/beige head. The head doesnt stick around long, but there is some residual head on the side with decent lacing.

Smell is of raisins and dark fruit, some spices and herbs. Coffee and roasted maslt as well. Licorice on the nose becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up.

Taste begins with dark fruit and licorice. Mellows into a coffee bitter flavor and a slight earthy hop bitter. Finishes with a big dark chocolate flavor that lingers with some bitterness. As the beer warms the dark chocolate on the finish becomes more and more prevalent, as well as a fairly odd herb-y quality.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. About average for an RIS.

Overall it is a good stout. Good bitter dark chocolate and an interesting herb quality to it.

BigRedDog, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

reaganrvltn, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Mayo2323, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

zapahoppa, Sep 27, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

boogieman6, Sep 23, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +13%

farondb, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tmcarter23, Sep 19, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

robinson31a, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

mackthknife, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Grupatre, Sep 13, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Sep 10, 2014
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.