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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

754 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 42
Gots: 97 | 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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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%

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.

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%

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.

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
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2011 18:03:04 | More by jak
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JerTheBuff

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured a 22 oz bomber dated 3/28/2011 into a snifter. This is one of the first beers pulled out of my "cellar," so I am pretty excited to try and and see if my cellar is actually just ruining a bunch of good beer or not.

A - Not much head on this guy. Likewise not much lacing as the beer goes down. Beautiful black, with brown, but not quite dark brown bubbles coming up. Kinda hard to tell what the head looks like because it dissipated so quickly.

S - Sweet. Chocolate, coffee, raisin, creme brulee, maybe some belgian chocolate cheesecake or some chocolate mouse. Essentially no hop nose at all.

T - Tastes like it smells. Still a bit of warmth after 9 months, but in a very nice way. Let's you remember you are drinking a 10% beer without slapping you in the face. Not terribly complex, but very nice. Surprisingly drinkable. This beer is desert, in a very nice way. Also, I would shy away from saying that its balanced, because it is definitely on the malty side, but it is certainly not over-sweet.

M - Delicate, yet full bodied. Does not feel like I am drinking a hamburger, but its got a workable, not overwhelming body. Not too bubbly, just about right.

Overall - I had this beer fresh about a year ago and had no idea it was 10%. I drank it pretty quickly then and was taken by surprise about 30 minutes later. After some age it is developing some nice flavors. I like stouts that are sweet typically, and this goes along quite nicely with that notion. At 10% I don't expect too much head, but even poured aggressively this beer showed no head, and no lacing at all.

Pretty tasty, and I am excited my cellar seems to be doing something right!

12-11-2011 05:18:44 | More by JerTheBuff
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de322

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2011 16:55:55 | More by de322
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2011 06:05:00 | More by jheezee
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2011 03:48:51 | More by bigdaddypolite
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gaffm

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-09-2011 13:33:30 | More by gaffm
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hopluva1

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2011 23:26:06 | More by hopluva1
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fergster75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2011 03:23:06 | More by fergster75
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jstewart1130

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.1%

12-06-2011 04:15:00 | More by jstewart1130
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jkanavel

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

I had high hopes for this one. I'm a huge fan of Left Hand Milk Stout.

Bought a 22 oz bottle at central market. Set met back 5.99

The head is strong and laces like a mofo, but a little pallid in color.

The nose is the best part of this beer. So beautiful and arromatic. Malt, hops, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, marshmallows, and grape must.

taste is simultaneously underwhelming in its one dimensionality, and overwhelming in its sweetness and alcohol presence. Kind of like a really class malt liquor. Not my thing.

12-06-2011 04:01:16 | More by jkanavel
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-06-2011 03:44:42 | More by Mtnbeerman
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-04-2011 23:33:34 | More by kjkinsey
Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
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