Wake Up Dead - Nitro | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by shadowofthereaper_666 on 01-12-2014

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Ranking:
#6,497
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
1,010
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
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Photo of Ahypercube
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hadn't seen a good nitro stout since moving to Colorado, so thank you Left Hand. Strange can size at 13.65 oz...

L: Possibly the most attractive nitro pour I've ever seen. (Perhaps the elevation makes it a little more energetic.) It settles with an inch of light mocha-colored foam with a consistency almost as thick as mousse. Lacing is intricate, due to the extremely fine bubbles.

S: Semi-sweet chocolate is dominant, with some acidic coffee notes and a smooth oatmeal base. Charcoal and salt linger on the finish. Simple and very roasty.

T: Chocolate is even more notable on the palate. A nice light sweetness brings it in; there's a moment just long enough to appreciate the light coffee notes in the mix, and then charcoal and salt smash the palate, leaving it with a super smokey soy sauce finish to chew on for a good minute. That finish could be smoother.

F: It's pretty heavy on the tongue, and the excessive saltiness doesn't help much with that. That said, the viscosity is probably why the pour lasts so long and looks so nice.

O: Despite not being a full pint, I wouldn't want to drink more than one of these. It hits the Imperial Nitro Stout spot, but it's not gonna blow anyone's socks off. It pairs well with creamy cheeses (brie, gouda, etc.)

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Photo of Dheeznuhhtz
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great imperial stout, but the dried fruit and cocoa are muted by the strong roasted malt and coffee flavor.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

13.65 FL. Oz. Can

Poured into a snifter

Black opaque. Pours out thick...THICK.
Thick a creamy head, holds on tight. Almost zero dissipation...lol.

Creamy malt, roasty and toasty, Rollo's candies in the malt, and dank sweet fruits from the hops is rad. The cocoa and dried fruits is seriously effective in the nose.

The feel man, the mouthfeel is seriously rich and slick, full bodied and silky smooth. Imperial stout nitro style all the way. The creamy foam head is ridiculously smooth. The heat is pretty high with this 10.2 % abv. A bitter and dry feel and flavor hits hard in the finish.

The malt had some crazy complexity to it, cocoa, dark chocolate, rich cream and Rollo's candy for sure. The hops and or the dried fruit addition brings in a heavy, fruity flavor, sweet and wild. This aspect impresses me almost as much as the silky nitro feel. Complexity is very high.

This might be my first nitro can Imperial stout.

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Photo of egrandfield
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hyhat
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sumnerw
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WayneRooneyFan
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 13.65oz can with a Best By date of 9/12/19. Impressively dark body capped with a one-finger, brown-sugar colored head that maintained throughout. Although the mouthfeel was relatively light when compared to other more full-bodied RISs, the toasted taste grew stronger as the beer warmed closer to room temperature. The presence of coffee became increasingly pronounced, supported by complimentary chocolate notes. The 10.2% ABV was warming, but not overwhelming. An excellent beer, which moves near the top of my go-to list of RIS options.

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Photo of BeerLover97
3.29/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of depechemode1983
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out black in color with tan head. Top of the head of bubbly and foamy with the bottom being very dense. Retention is excellent with a good amount of lacing.

The nose is full of roasted malts. There are hints of light coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and fresh grains.

Taste is bitter with a heavy emphasis on roasted grains. The alcohol is toned down considering.

The mouthfeel is where this beer shines. Smooth, silky, creamy and everything else that means soft.

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Photo of fishguyac
2.86/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PJCarnell
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 99Cherokee
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had a couple of north high filthy mcnasties leftover from a few nights ago. (Another good imperial) so I kinda compared the 2 and for me the wake up dead is a smoother beer but both are very drinkable stouts.

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Photo of animal69
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Incredibly smooth and creamy.

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Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M4CDO
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13.65oz widget can BB 8/29/19 poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at fridge temp 10.2% ABV 45 IBU. The beer pours really dark brown and super dense with tight light brown head. The head builds after the cascade to form a half inch cap that never falls. The lacing forms in sheets coating the glass. The aroma is roasty coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is smooth semisweet chocolate and dark fruit at first turning to mildly roasty bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with typical widget nitro carbonation. It's very smooth and still manages to finish dry. Overall, very good. Interesting take on an RIS. I wish we had the regular version in town for a comparison.

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Photo of ananddullabh
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dourrieu
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codyb95
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derdtheterd
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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