Left Hand Wake Up Dead Nitro
Left Hand Wake Up Dead Nitro is a Russian Imperial Stout. The last of the three Left Hand Nitro bottled beers I’ve tried after finding four packs of this in Atlanta. I purchased this the day before Thanksgiving 2014, but the best by date is listed as 9/17/14. I figured a 10.2% ABV RIS would still be more than drinkable, and boy is it!
Pours almost perfectly black with the slightest hint of caramel color at the bottom of the glass when held to the light. The aroma is surprisingly mild but the flavor is great. Much like the original Wake Up Dead I get lots of molasses and chocolate along with that slight note of soy sauce. The roast and alcohol seem a bit more intense than with my first Wake Up Dead experience. The biggest difference should be no surprise at all, the nitro bottle creates an amazing creamy mouth-feel that compliments this beer very well.
I think I have an original Wake Up Dead in my beer cellar, I should really do a side-by-side with a nirto version some day. I love those kind of experiments!