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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2009
tap at brewery. deep, thick brown pour with thin head and lacing. caramel, oak, toffee, dark fruit aroma. rich. light oak. awesome malt body. a bit mellow. I prefer the original

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
on tap at the Great Divide tap room on 9/26/09... pours a deep red / brown... some oak and dark fruit in the aroma... but not as strong as I would like... nice medium body with some more oak... The barrel aging gives the base beer a nice touch, but overall I feel this lacks a bit and is fairly one dimensional...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3820) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Sample at the RateBeer Party at GABF! It’s first rating! Nose of oak, vanilla, floral hops, dark fruit, toffee, and a slight hint of bourbon. Hazy brown with a medium beige, glass lacing head. Flavor of oaky vanilla, toffee, toastiness, and a light bitter hint. Very weel done the bourbon is nice and light and doesn’t overpower the ale’s flavors.


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