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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Name: Hibernation, BA
Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet brown sugar and vanilla aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light bourbon, touch of oak and vanilla
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had at RBWG 2010. Awesome chocolates and coconut in this. Obvious BA here, pretty damn good. I just wish the base beer was a bit better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
RBWG’10 bottle#230/492 light cloudy amber/brown, light tan head aroma of thin wood and oak barrel, vanilla and some dark chocolate nibs. flavors, chocolate malts, sweet vanilla and the BA is light with some hints of smoked malts. Overall profile remains light for 11% beer. drinks easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of coconut, wood, molasses, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, oak, raisins, vanilla, whiskey, toffee, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Oaky vanilla on the nose with caramel. Pours a dark amber with little to no head. Caramel malts, oak, hints of whiskey, with cocoa, very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to pantanap. Lot of oak, dark fruit, alcohol, and soured fruit aromas. Charred oak whiskey strong flavors Alcohol and burnt wood is a bit overbearing. Slick body charred chocolate alcohol finish. Hard to drink with all the booze. 7/3/7/3/13 3.3.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle 288/492 shared by Doug, thanks man!
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a light tan head
Aroma: Bourbon, sweet malts
Taste: Whiskey, wood & alcohols
Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Kan. 288/492. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head, cloudy. A sweet bourbon barrel nose, lots of rich malty/sugary notes. The flavor is similar; fizzy, loads of rich malts, toffee,nuts, toasted flavors, light but noticeable whiskey and wood. Pretty damn nice. A bit unbalanced perhaps.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2010
750ml bottle, #264 of 492. The pour yields a dark chestnut to mahogany colored body that shows translucent, crimson glints when backlit. A small, swirly film of dark tan froth is accompanied by a bubbly edge. Jagged lines and scattered spots of lacing mark the glass. The aroma kicks off with smooth, sweet bourbon and toasted oak spice. Layers of caramel, brown sugar, dark toffee, and cocoa follow, as do notes of walnuts and vanilla beans. Flavors largely follow suit, with smooth brown sugar and toasted toffee notes showing amidst sour mash bourbon, cocoa nibs, and vanilla laden wood. A hint of raisin lends some fruity depth that isn’t present in the nose. The palate is a little thin for the style and perhaps a bit too boozy, though it does finish pretty smooth and round. This one’s a must for vanilla lovers, as the oak really proves dominant here. It’s a very nice brew, but I slightly prefer the base beer for it’s balancing hoppiness and calmed alcohol levels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
750 ml bottle; thanks for sharing Brandon; bottle 248 of 492; pours dark brown with off-white head; espresso, chocolate, rich, dry and ashy; sweet bourbon, cookies, vanilla; love the chocolate notes and barrel is nicely muted and complementary; thin texture with bourbon sweetness and chocolate; quite sweet without being an overbearing sugar bomb; yummy


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