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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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87
very good

741 Ratings
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 40
Gots: 90 | 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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Ratings: 741 | Reviews: 173 | Display Reviews Only:
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churchillea

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-21-2012 21:29:14 | More by churchillea
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dumptruck81

Texas

2/5  rDev -48.1%

01-20-2012 01:13:22 | More by dumptruck81
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-17-2012 23:15:11 | More by IdrinkGas
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CopeTech

California

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely imperial stout. Thick.
Pours nicely from the 22oz
A - Pours a thick dark stout goodness with an amber head that is thick and creamy.

S - With licorice and the stout strength, with sweet smell of the malt gently follows.

T - It's stout. It's parents are stout. It's imperial, think of Guinness without the watering down that seems it's hallmark. Oh wait thick guiness, without the diluted aftertaste. FTW.

M - Did I mention the thick, this feels like black velvete, rich and smooth.

O - Extremely delicious. Left Hand seems to know the right way to do stouts.

Serving type: 22oz Bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 04:04:09 | More by CopeTech
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-16-2012 03:30:16 | More by tclapper
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specialiste

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-15-2012 06:59:53 | More by specialiste
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jriggins6

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-13-2012 20:45:24 | More by jriggins6
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eslemarc

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a very deep brown brown and appears like thick coffee, hues of maple. Overall short head, rather sparse and quickly dissipates from 1mm or so to a collection around the glass edge. Near black as it sits in the glass.

The nose is vibrant with roasted malt and hints of anise, a certain malty sweetness with maybe maple syrup or some similar sweetness. Just a touch of booze behind the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is very alive, surprising for this style, but very appetizing. There's a good viscosity to the beer, medium bodied, not thick like other imperial stouts, just smooth and creamy. My mouth seems to water as I drink it, very tasty and quite welcoming. Quickly warming, not as boozy on the palate as the nose, but still certainly a little boozy. A fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 20:29:05 | More by eslemarc
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nucmedmario

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-12-2012 23:56:39 | More by nucmedmario
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on January 9, 2012. It pours a very dark brown to almost black with a moderate, tan head and clinging lacing. Aromas envelope a wide array of dark malts, coffee grinds, and bitter hops but little in the way of sweetness or dark fruits. The body is around medium. The taste is also a combination of dark malts, bitterness, and coffee. No chocolate of note. There are better Imperial Stouts out there but this has its attributes.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 23:11:21 | More by puboflyons
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-07-2012 17:27:20 | More by kevgod
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UnkleFester

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2012 17:43:06 | More by UnkleFester
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JFrankParnell

Washington

5/5  rDev +29.9%

01-06-2012 14:49:12 | More by JFrankParnell
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IPAylor

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-04-2012 20:28:36 | More by IPAylor
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2/5  rDev -48.1%

01-01-2012 19:59:32 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Jtthegreat

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-30-2011 03:21:34 | More by Jtthegreat
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2011 02:46:11 | More by Pellinore1
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-26-2011 13:58:14 | More by cdwil
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mactrail

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Doesn't really taste like a stout. Eventually there is a black burnt malt taste, but it's more of a really big Old Ale. A raisiny tang, more than a touch of sweet Vermouth flavor.

Dark brown in the glass with a modest head. Big malt with more tart than sweet in the profile. Some hop bitterness comes along in the aftertaste. Nicely carbonated on the tongue with a rich but not syrupy mouthfeel. Aroma of fruitcake and sherry. Kind of murky and a touch medicinal. Not so user-friendly as many other big alcohol beers. I would skip the second glass but it's a 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 07:22:07 | More by mactrail
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2011 03:16:20 | More by TXhomebrewer
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YogiMN

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-22-2011 04:19:39 | More by YogiMN
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Namarsha82

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-21-2011 21:31:10 | More by Namarsha82
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pocwolf

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-21-2011 00:49:50 | More by pocwolf
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours a fairly thick pitch black color. Produced some tan froth and lace.

(S)- Some nice roasted bits with cocoa, raisin, and dark fruits.

(T)- A ton of dark fruits: plum, prune, raisin, and cassis. Very fruit forward for sure with very subtle roasted bits.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Very fruits forward with some very subtle roasted flavors. Kind of sweet though.

(D)- A solid stout that is surprisingly fruit(dark) forward. Smooth and easy drinking too.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 19:19:37 | More by sweemzander
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stearns16

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -74%

12-15-2011 18:22:04 | More by stearns16
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.