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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 49
Gots: 153 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: elgiacomo on 05-04-2011

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Photo of Swim424
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Proof Brewing 2012 Halloween pint glass.

A- Pours a dark black with a very creamy head.

S-Smells of dark chocolate and a hint of coffee and black licorice (which I dont care for much), but nonetheless smells very good.

T- Tastes of dark chocolate almost immediately and keeps a fairly sweet chocolately backbone throughout. It has a hint of maybe a licorice type flavor at the end, but still being very sweet.

MF-fairly thick. I could tell immediately it had a high ABV before I knew what it was. Very sweet and flavorful.

O-Overall this is a pretty damn good beer. I havent reviewed a beer in a while and when I tried this one it made me want to review it. I would recommend this beer to just about anyone. Even someone who maybe never tried something like it before.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of StoneTSR
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Absolutely dark as night. Not a single ray of light of any color will penetrate this beer. A surprisingly large head (about a finger and a half) foams up as I pour fresh from the growler (picked it up two hours ago at Left Hand in Longmont). The head doesn't stick around too long, however, and quickly collapses into just a thin, foamy cap over the sea of black. Some mild lacing sticks to the glass momentarily after each sip, but fades quickly.

SMELL: Roasty and woody malt greet the nose with a hint of chocolate lurking behind. A swirl of the glass kicks up an Earthy and grassy aroma as well, but the aroma could be stronger.

TASTE: Intensely sweet (almost to a fault) and chocolatey up front. Milk chocolate, not the same dark chocolate that I have experienced in a lot of other Left Hand brews. Very pleasant. Anyhow, the latter half of the sip does a 180 and reverses course finishing with a much more bitter and coffee-tinged taste. As it warms a hint of vanilla and a touch of oak creep in throughout the sip.

MOUTHFEEL: Silky and smooth with a fairly light body considering that this is an Imperial Stout. A light, tickling carbonation washes it all down.

OVERALL: Good stuff. Will drink again. Saying that this is just another dark beer brewed by Left Hand might sound like an insult, but when the boys in Longmont go for a dark beer they usually nail it and this is no exception.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of StaveHooks
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a tightly knit espresso head.

S - Old roasted coffee, some marshmallow and cocoa aromas, dark caramel, sharp licorice, cherry cordials, overly toasted brown bread, perfumy fruit and alcohol vapors.

T - Creamy milk chocolate, some bitter roast comes through, acidic grape and licorice character on the edges, roasted oats, dense nutty yeast, some coffee, cordial cherry filling, very sweet but plenty of roasted bitterness to even it out. Finishes fruity and semi bitter.

M - Full bodied, thick and viscous feel, warming, very smooth and low carbonation.

Very dense and smooth feel make for a pleasant sipper. Creamy chocolate, fruity, and warming.

Photo of Danny1217
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with a small tan head.
I smell some chocolate, roasted malts, some dark fruits, and a bit of anise.
Taste is somewhat on the dark fruits and anise side. Some bittersweet chocolate. Very rich and thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Pretty tasty.
Not the best imperial stout in the world, but worth trying. I do like the label.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a dark black body with a thin tan head that quickly fades.

S: A nice amount of sweetness on the nose, sort of like chocolate. There is a tiny bit of roasted malt too.

T: There is a bit of booze, some syrupy chocolate malt flavor and a nice amount of roasted malt.

M: There is a nice full body with a nice amount of crispness on the back of the throat and the tip of the tongue.

O: This is a solid beer, but nothing amazing. For the price it is worth it. I would for sure try it again.

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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.