Oh Walking Dead, how we have a love and hate relationship. You started so well, lots of tension and action. You left…crazy. No joke, you were actually crazy. The whole Lori-Rick thing and seeing her ghost? Really? Totally not necessary. You had enough tension without that. This was my “zombie” selection to watch with the show. Kate’s selection was also zombie related.
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “But don’t be discouraged. You are ripe for a revolution! Just like the Bolsheviks of the early 1900’s, our barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout doesn’t happen overnight. Patience is required. Wake Up dead hibernates in our cellars for over 12 months before being blended to woody perfection. Hints of raisins, cherry, licorice and toffee, followed by earthy, herbal hop notes that rise up, joining you in your fight for a better life. Don’t be afraid of the dark. All power to the stouts!”
Random: I don’t like Daryl being separated from the group. I’m down with the crossbow and general bad assery.
This poured with a hint of tan head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark black color with heavy carbonation visible, despite the color. The nose was a lot of oak with roasted malt. Coffee and chocolate came along for the ride. The taste was really nice. I got coffee, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla and a bite at the end that was very reminiscent of bourbon. Booze made an appearance as well. The body was thick with moderate carbonation. The finish was long with lots of oak. This brew could have been a bit more balanced, but was generally enjoyable.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0