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Wake Up Dead - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 46
Gots: 143 | 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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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.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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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.

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3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.