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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,820
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
995
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
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Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M4CDO
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dourrieu
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codyb95
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derdtheterd
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EHopkinsi
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was looking for a beer to celebrate finally getting some much needed surgery done on my right arm. As it will be a while until my right arm and hand recover, what would be better than a brew from Left Hand?

L: dark, nice head

s: a courtesy score, my dog started passing gas under my chair about the same time I poured this. No way to judge fairly as all I will be smelling for the next hour is heinous dog ass...

t; about what the label says; it's good but I wouldprefer it bolder

f; starts of uber thick, creamy andsmooth, but manages to finih thin

A lovely, drinkable beer, but not my idea of a Russian Imperial stout

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Photo of LeftyMike
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Left Hand Brewing 'Wake Up Dead - Nitro' @ 10.2% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $5
A-pour is a dark cola brown to a near black in the glass with a small tan head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-medicinal
T-big , strong , smooth , hints of cocoa , dried fruit , licorice
MF-decent carbonation , full bodied , warming as more is consumed
Ov-good beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hgbckt
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured hard into the glass, as instructed on the bottle, from a 12 oz. bottle. BBD: 09/20/18.

Appearance: Jet black body, nothing shows through when held up to the light. Creamy nitro head; lovely tan coffee with milk colored head.

Aroma: Coffee, mild licorice, dark chocolate. Aromas seem muted which to me is typical with nitro beers.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Mildly bitter with licorice, bakers chocolate and some bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and easy super smooth and all alcohol is hidden. Hard not do drink this one down in a few gulps!

Overall: I really love this nitro version. Lovely look and taste. Glad I picked this one up!

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickS95
3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a big nitro fan - like my carbonation - but this intrigued me. Pours a rich black with tan head after hard pour - typical creamy nitro bubbles. Aroma is fantastic- chocolate, dates, coffee (I did not really get the licorice suggested). Smooth tasting - chocolatey coffee, dark fruit/fruit cake - creamy - again nitro, so a little flat (only complaint). As warmed (and 10.2% hit) went from really good to outstanding - would be keen to try non nitro version. Boozy kick hidden until warmth hit back of throat. Definitely would have again.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from ABV.

Black with a dark brown head, this looks solid. The nose is roasty, chocolate heavy with fruity, cherry like coffee notes present. Malt character is fairly rich with a nice blend of roast and mildly burnt/acrid notes. The palate opens sweet and creamy with dark caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee all present, with a touch of heat. Hop bitterness is minimal, this really plays to the creamy (cold) hot chocolate palate - creamy, sweet and rather decadent. Full in body and with creamy carbonation, this is quite good!

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Photo of Act25
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite amazing look and initial mouth feel.
a) Because I did not invert the bottle over the snifter, it started flat, then built a lasting, lacing, thick and creamy tan head.
s) I find Nitro beers make a great first sip impression but lacking in aroma. Light in aroma, deep in flavor. Nutty, dark roast coffee, and roast malt aroma.
t) ABV well hidden. Rich, dark roasted grain flavor, well built with coffee, chocolate, fennel, and licorice. Complex burnt and flavors, less fruit. A meditation sipper. Excellent bitter/sweet battle starts sweet and ends twisty bitter.
F) Initial creamy feel is great. Then medium body, less than 10Fidy, with a creamy shoulder and plenty of liquor like alcohol heat.
o) Do not miss ... but lately Sunday Mole, TenFidy have this beat. Try 12.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whygold
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Wake Up Dead - Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 995 ratings