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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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786 Ratings
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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 43
Gots: 107 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JstnP, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

truesolution, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Daktyls
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with minimal head that quickly dissipates to a fine lacing.

S: Scents of black licorice is present from afar but also contains notes of cocoa and a slightly floral hoppiness, everything else is well masked by the licorice.

T: Licorice sweetness almost dominates the taste with hints of cocoa and again, floral hops in the background, but not a whole lot else going on.

M: Medium, high amount of carbonation, with a very thick, oily feeling.

O: Overall, not bad, an interesting take on Imperial Stouts, certainly worth a try. Not being a licorice fan, I was hesitant to try this, but it worked well.

Daktyls, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of mountdew1
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very very dark brown that was almost black, with a light brown 1 finger head. After 5-10 minutes a thin layer was left that clung well to the sides. Aroma was slightly sweet, just a hint of milk chocolate and some roasted grains. Very slightly bitter up front on the tip of the tongue, mellowed out to a sweet almost milk stout, but finished up bitter and slightly burnt. Felt great in the mouth, coated very nicely. The finish to the flavor really dragged the beer down overall. The ABV seemed to hit a bit faster than expected.

mountdew1, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of jgknittel
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jgknittel, Apr 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

ATXRyan, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nicoga3000, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of MarkFy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

MarkFy, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Wine Seller in Ann Arbor. Pours jet black with a small mocha head. Burnt coffee aroma, roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is bitter, big hops and roast influences here, with some light bittersweet chocolate on the back end. A little light bodied for an imperial stout, mostly roast flavor with some bite on the back end. Decent stout, but not in the great category. Tried it, but won't seek it out again. At least easy to find.

BMMillsy, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of lpotter
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

lpotter, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

acurtis, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

PEIhop, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JRod1969, Apr 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Texasfan549, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

SalMineo, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of 6demonbag
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

6demonbag, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of KCM
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

KCM, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of YouSkeete
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep brown with a lighter mocha-tan colored head. Thick molasses, coffee, malt, sugared plums and dates and smoke all present themselves in the nose. Really great aroma. Boozy, sour molasses and bready coffee malts on the initial sip. Bittersweet chocolate, dark sugared fruits (plums, cherries dates) and alcohol through into the finish, which is quite bitter and dry. Lots of strong, boozy aftertastes that linger for a very long time. Mouthfeel remains bitter and dry. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Lots of flatter tastes and alcohol flavor than i was expecting. A big fan of Left Hand brews, and an even bigger stout fan, AND the true greatness of it's aroma, it hurts to say that this really wasn't very good overall.

YouSkeete, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22 oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black, traces of tan. Nice 1/2 thick head with plenty of lacing.

Smell - Sweet chocolate malts, coffee, dark fruits, cocoa, added sugars and molasses.

Taste - Sweet malts and a chocolate and coffee mix at first sip. Theres a backbone of vanilla and some carmal that is present near the finish. Alcohol is mild and not overwhelming. Dark fruits like rasin and plum come out but not very dominate.

Mouthfeel - Thick, coats tounge with malts and a little fruitness. Palette gets some vanilla and chocolate. Tounge is left a little bittered. Aftertaste is malty, sour and coffee bittered.

OVerall - Decent, not overly flavorfull or that alcohol crush that makes it feel like a big beer. Mild and smooth, good flavors, just nothing special, but worth a drink.

wvsabbath, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

HopJack, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mbabble, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black out of a 22 ounce bomber, from Longmont CO, I literally like every beer I've had from Left Hand. Thick tan head forms nicely with a pitch black body glancing back at me. Aroma has dark fruit, coffee roasts, with vanilla bean creaminess. Flavor is great big roast, big dark malt character with more vanilla slipping in to the fun...That's when things get out of control with big alcohol and chocolate notes burping up a booze background at 10.2% abv I see why? Mouthfeel is full bodied with mellow carbonation slick oily texture that lasts throughout each sip, kind of hard to get through. Overall A beer that is worth it's credibility as a big stout in the bottle from Left Hand, I'm not sorry I tried it.

WVbeergeek, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

MumboJumbo, Apr 04, 2012
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.