Saturday, 5 November 2016

Wake Up Dead Nitro Russian Imperial Stout

Wake Up Dead Nitro Russian Imperial Stout is a meaty number from Longmont, Colorado. It's brewed by the Left Hand Brewing Company, comes in 12oz bottles, and contains a mighty 10.2% alcohol.

According to the label, it's got a "super smooth trifecta of cocoa, dried fruit and licorice notes." To my nose, roasted oats, jumbo malts, copper, and plums were the dominant aromas. I found the flavour to be really complicated, with a real network of tastes. There was fruit, woody rum, coffee, and chocolate all rolled up into one tasty glass of beer. At the back end there was even a heap of bitterness.

This big stout offered lots and asked only for the last vestiges of my sobriety. It was bold and big, yet smooth and complex.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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