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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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very good

778 Ratings
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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 41
Gots: 105 | 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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Photo of BMMillsy
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -9.1%

lpotter, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

acurtis, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

PEIhop, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

JRod1969, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Texasfan549, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SalMineo, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of 6demonbag
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

6demonbag, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of KCM
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

KCM, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of YouSkeete
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
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 +3.9%
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
Photo of HopJack
4/5  rDev +3.9%

HopJack, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of mbabble
4/5  rDev +3.9%

mbabble, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of cisteve
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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
Photo of MumboJumbo
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

MumboJumbo, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jpbebeau
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jpbebeau, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Davit, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

rbrefbeerman, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of jt0818
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jt0818, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of originsbrewery
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

originsbrewery, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of BFro
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

BFro, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of dtx00
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dtx00, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mr Clean for sharing! Snifter.

A: Pours a dark woody brown with almost no lace or head. A minimal collar is present.
S: I get notes of coffee, dark fruits and some ambiguous roasted and sweet notes. Smells like a stout.
T: Rich chocolate, wood, caramel, roast, and hint of toasted coconut. I get a flavors of chocolate in the finish and tobacco in the aftertaste.
M: A tad thinner than it should me with a medium body and medium-low carbonation.
O: I thought this was a strange stout. It reminded me of a stout mixed with a barleywine. Not my favorite.

scottfrie, Mar 17, 2012
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.