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Day #286 – Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout

October 14, 2011

Sitting out by a fire tonight enjoying the nice weather and I feel it’s time to break from the pumpkin beer streak and break out something heavy.

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Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout

This beer is brewed by Left Hand Brewing Company out of Longmont, Colorado. It’s an Imperial Stout and a pretty hefty one at that. At 10.4% this guy packs a punch! Apparently this is the same recipe as the original Left Hand Imperial Stout. I like the label and name much better on this one.

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This beer pours a pitch black color. It is very dark indeed with maybe a hint of light near the edges. Nice foamy tan colored head.

Aroma is very roasty, in fact that is the first thing I pick up on. Roasted notes and bitter black malts. Some coffee notes and bakers chocolate as well.

Taste is upfront a dry roasted bitter flavor that holds true through the finish. It has a hint of coffee and chocolate in the middle but these flavors do not last very long and are overtaken by the roastyness again.

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I only got a small pour of this, split with friends but I can definitely feel its strength.

Cheers!

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One comment

  1. Nice picture!

    I haven’t tried this one from Left Hand yet, but it’s now on my list!



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