Wake Up Dead | 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: Year-round

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Added by elgiacomo on 05-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,024
Reviews:
207
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
210
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,024 |  Reviews: 207
Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with a short white head. Lots of chocolate and roast nicely blended for a smooth easy drink. No heat or blast from the abv. Almost always available so a great stout whenever.

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Photo of fureousangel
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brevbin
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with plenty of clear ruby highlights at the bottom. Inch thick tan head receded to moderate even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Strong of chocolate, ripe dark fruit and alcohol.

t: Follows the nose, fpollowed by a pretty powerful hop bite. Alcohol is in the otherwise dry and slightly bitter aftertaste, but not objectionably so. Some throat burn follows as well.

m: Wickedly smooth "oily" texture, medium density with very good body and obvious carbonation tingle.

o: An excellent Imperial stout, highly sippable and tasty. Given the high ABV and drinkability, after a bomber of this one might indeed believe they woke up dead the next morning. But it would be worth it.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of georgeaaron
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Mostly opaque, black-brown, with translucent edges, and a tan head, mild lacing.

S - Dark fruit, roasted malts. Strong alcohol note, burning the nostrils.

T - Plum and raisins mingles with bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco and leather, a touch of soy savoriness, a bitter close of hop.

M - Slick and full, with a drying close.

O - Solid. A big, bold bitter hit, and a nice brisk close.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-black with thick light brown head
-mellow with a imperial oak loaded scent
-great oak and alcohol warmth
-thick not to carbonated but a flavorful thickness
-one of the best imperial stouts i have had hands down

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Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jshusc
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KayAvocado
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mta11c
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jppaddock
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out black with a huge fluffy mocha head. More quad flavors than stout. Dark fruits. Hmmm. Smooth. Super dry from the oak. Thinner feel. Eh, its ok.

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Photo of hopsolutely
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of boyeryan
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite tasty. I think that it would only improve with age.

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Photo of mchegash
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 4/5
Very dark red-brown, black for all intensive purposes. A thin half-finger layer of medium tan head.

Smell - 4/5
Vanilla, chocolate, bourbon,

Taste - 4.25/5
Sweet chocolate, vanilla, raisins, coffee, and a strong alcohol flavor (mixed with the various other flavors in the beer, it has a bourbon-esque taste). I really like the taste of this beer.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Medium-full in body, smooth and creamy. There is a light amount of medium-light intensity carbonation. A good feel.

Overall - 4.25/5

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Photo of jmg480
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wake Up Dead from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,024 ratings.
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