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Great Divide Hibernation Ale - Barrel Aged



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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Over 9 months in Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels has completely transformed our prized winter seasonal, producing a Hibernation that starts with big whiskey flavors before mellowing out into luscious chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla. Each limited edition bottle is individually numbered, making a special addition to your cellar. If you can take only one beer into your cave this winter, we strongly suggest this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - AUG 1, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, caramel, and whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4743) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2016
(En fût au Bottlecraft Little Italy): La texture est impeccablement confortable, j’ai rarement vu un liquide fondre à ce point. Par contre c’est un peu trop sucré, trop pour être parmi la crème. Les saveurs sont de l’ordre de la pâte à biscuit, du pudding au chocolat et d’un bouquet d’épices boisées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1734) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at the GD Barrel Room. Colour... dark amber with a thick ecru head. Nose...burnt brown sugar, dark toffee and whisky soaked oak. Palate...dry, oaky and sweet! Lots of turbinado hits the mid palate and butterscotch follows. The finish is dry, long and laden with whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (6067) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
750 ml, vintage 2014, bottled in Jan, 2015. Deep reddish, darker brown in color. Aroma of oak, caramel, dark fruit, and light old molasses.

Layers of malt, dark fruits, molasses, spiced cake, and all the sweetness is cut by a mellow whiskey finish. Full-bodied without any real trace of alcohol. The finish is oaky with the whiskey helping to balance the malts. Pretty nicely done and glad my friend pick this up for me at the brewery because it is pricy in distribution! Thanks going to Adrien on this trade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3734) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle shared by Airforcehops, thanks. Slightly hazy tawny brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Rich brown sugary caramel with hints of tart pitted fruit. Barrel character adds a nice layer. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcox90 (1886) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle shared by AirForceHops. Bottled Jan 5th ’15. Pours semi clear brown. Notes of chocolate covered cherries, vanilla tempered by some leather work glove. Sweet with some leather notes. Whiskey notes. Dark alcohol soaked fruits. Body is medium, you would think full. Thanks Chris. Awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3050) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
From the 750 ml bottle dated Jan 5, 2015. Thanks to Airforcehops. Attractive brown pour with slight haze. Aroma of Bourbon, dark malts, and slight cocoa even. Medium to full body. The taste tends to have s big sweetness and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
12 June 2016, bottle. ruby/brown. nose is meaty, tobacco, woody. med body and middle fizzy. sweet, milk chocolate, molasses, tobacco, brown sugar, raisins. outstanding!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Boozy, whiskey, sweet, spice, oak, strong fruits and malt aromas. Flavors are boozy, strong, malty, fruit, spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
750ml foil topped bottle thanks to jtclockwork. Thin lt tan-dk amber. A-whiskey, caramel-med malt. T-follows with a med fruity/ oxidation character.

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