Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev +3.6%
12 oz nitro bottle poured in pint glass. No date on bottle.
Poured vigorously and straight down the middle, as suggested on the box.
A: Hard pour yields 1.5 finger tight, tan head. Beer is pretty much pitch black unless held to the light; otherwise, dark brown rays protrude through.
S: Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the nose. Hints of coffee are present, also. No alcohol perceived; this is interesting for such a strong stout.
T: Sweet, dark chocolate is the dominating taste. Bit of roasted coffee beans and tobacco come in a bit later. Metallic twang and bitterness is present near the end. Doesn't finish bitter at all...baker's chocolate is most prevalent at the end.
M: Very, very smooth and easy drinking. As expected for a nitro, the mouthfeel is very good. Alcohol perception is minimal.
O: Don't know if it would be amazing out of a regular bottle, but the nitro really makes this strong stout excel.
05-10-2014 03:44:13 | More by TTAmod
4.3/5 rDev +11.7%
Nitro Pour into tulip.
Expected nitro pour, great look with a solid memory foam like head. Black with no highlights.
The aroma is light, but when the head finally starts to subside, you can get some chocolate, twizzlers, a bit of bourbon and smoke.
The taste follows, with a big chocolate and strawberry twizzler flavor up front with plenty of alcohol presence, both warming and biting. The bitterness is reminiscent of bakers chocolate, and the smoke rounds out the whole beer. There is a fleeting pepper note as the beer passes on the tongue. Sweetness takes over when this warms up.
Overall, a very good beer, but it does leave a little depth to be desired.
05-07-2014 00:22:36 | More by asaharyev
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.