Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Barrel-Aged Wake Up DeadBarrel-Aged Wake Up Dead

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mcallister on 08-02-2010

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, of course. Sweet vanilla, charred oak, and currants in the aroma. Flavor is even more complex with bourbon, more char, and smoke added. The evidence of the barrel aging is more pronounced as it warms. I'm even getting a hint of cherry, which really works. Cocoa powder and anise in there, as well. Hops finally come in at the end to provide a bitter finish.

A big fan of this. Huge flavors, obvious impact from the barrel aging, complex, balanced, very smooth. And the name? You'd never guess it weighs in at 10.2%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 22 oz bottle, poured into a Snifter
A- Pour an opaque jet black with thick creamy head, decent lacing and retention
S- Roasted malts, sweet chocolate and caramel, really light smell, not much there
T- Starts off pretty good with smooth chocolate, caramel and vanilla flavors, On the end and going down however is a different story, overly sweet and alcoholic on the finish. Theres a slight oak taste mixed in too but not much for being barrel-aged
M- Smooth and creamy to start then overtaken by alcohol heat on the finish
O- A strange beer starts out like a nice Imperial Stout but ends up being pretty hot mixed in with a strange sweetness. I really can't believe its only 10.2% either, it tastes higher and I started to feel it after just half the bottle. I wouldn't have guessed this was barrel-aged either without looking at the label which disappointed

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Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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