Wake Up Dead | Left Hand Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Wake Up DeadWake Up Dead
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
1,037 Ratings
Wake Up DeadWake Up Dead
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by elgiacomo on 05-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,056
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,037
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
216
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,037 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of Wheelzie
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

straight from the bomber into an oversized wine glass,

wow the appearance is all that it should be, i was suprised by the khaki 1 finger head....in fact it made me giggle a little bit....yes sir i am a beer nerd that got my jollys kicked liked a school girl,

but this is not a school girl beer, in fact it is manly as hell! its toasty and roasty and even gives me hints of some of those barrel stouts!!.. probably because the bottle says that it lurks in their cellars for 4 months! love this beer at the moment!

it is very filling be careful with this hairy beast

 567 characters

Photo of twax
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of gunpwdr
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Justin
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of YoDude
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black and poured with a short deep brown head. Head is slightly retained with a dark brown ring and about half inch of loose lacing.

Smell: The nose is dark roasted coffee with a hint of dried fruit, very pleasant and welcoming.

Taste: Rich roasted malt and coffee up front with lingering flavors of black licorice and dark chocolate. There is also a spicy finish that I accredit to the malt as the hops have long faded.

Mouth feel: It has a full body and light carbonation, with a nice finish of alcohol warmth and dark chocolate flavor. The use of oatmeal gives a smooth mouth feel that has you anticipating your next sip.

Overall: This is a wonderful version of an American Imperial Stout. Left Hand Brewing rarely disappoints. The hops have faded with age, but the combination of malts and other grains have married nicely to make this a wonderful beverage. I will definitely purchase again. Next time I will not age so long to make sure I include hop flavors.

Serving type: 22 oz. bottle aged 18 months in my beer cellar and poured into a Hamm's goblet

 1,077 characters

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into 34oz mug. Black with a thick tan head. Smell is malty, a bit of yeast, and coffee. Taste is big, smooth coffee and chocolate at first, bittering out at the end and finishing relatively cleanly. Mouthfeel is full, could be a little smoother though. Still a great RIS, very drinkable for 10.2%. Love it!

 313 characters

Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of TychoNDC
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gjoker321
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ChrisDM
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle.

The beer poured a very dark brown, almost black. The smell is quite mellow, sweet malts, slight coffee, chocolate, and toasti-ness. The taste is not as strong as most imperial stouts. It was a little bitter with a very creamy, malty, slight coffee notes and hints of chocolate. Pretty modest for an imperial stout and quite drinkeable, despite the 10.2% ABV.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

 411 characters

Photo of TonyT013
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of AR_Rios
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Mattyb79
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of tastymug
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of joefuzz
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep brown with a tiny ring of bubbles surrounding the brim of the glass. Smells of raisins plums and black cherry. Tastes is dominated by dark fruit and mellows out to a nice cherry chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with only slight carbonatin. Overall very good effort but not the best of the style.

 321 characters

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ButtMax
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of wtkphoto
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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