Wake Up Dead | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by elgiacomo on 05-04-2011

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

First drink of this beer is very good until the bitter ending. I have gotten use to the milk stouts or even some of Guinness products have less of a bitter finish. Having said that I'm still going to finish the beer so it can't be that bad

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1.52/5  rDev -60.7%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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2.06/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well I've read mixed reviews about this brew, but I can never pass up an unticked impy stout, especially when its on sale for 6 bucks. Here we go....

A: pours very light for style, deep brown with ruby highlights, 2 finger head on pour, dissipates to a cm, decent retention

S: the nose features notes of grapes, vanilla, musty oak, artificial chocolate. This aroma smells more like an American Strong Ale, nothing like an imperial stout.

T: taste starts out with clashing malt flavors, some dark fruit, huge acrid bitterness, burnt chocolate. There virtually no balance and drinking this brew actually made me scrunch my face. Wow... this is bad

Mf: thin body for style, has a very dry finish

O: this beer is a mess. It misses the mark on style, and also misses the mark on tasting good. Do yourself a favor...pass this one up. Lefthand makes plenty of other tasty brews, this however is not one of them.

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2.22/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Just not a fan of Imperial Stouts.

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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

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2.37/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Background: Poured into a Guinness Pint. 6/30/11 on the neck, nothing on the label.

Look: Brown with ruby highlights. Surprisingly not opaque. Looks thin while pouring. Small tan head rears up at the end of the pour. Looks like a lighter porter. Spots of lacing. Would blame my glass but it looked the same in my friend's as well.

Smell: Pretty malty, maybe a hint of alcohol. Not much going on, maybe slight fruitiness.

Taste: Hot from the alcohol, mellows as it approaches room temperature. Mild dark fruits. Not much roastiness even for a normal stout.

Mouthfeel: Thin, not full bodied.

Overall: Not a great beer. Not a good beer. Average would be kind. It just seems watered down.

Value: I thought it would be decent at 6.99 for a bomber, but it is not.

For some reason I fully expected this to be better than the Barrel Aged. I was wrong. Avoid this.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,037 ratings