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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2016
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a medium sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mildly vinous mild hops brown malt dark malt and breads. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at the Barrel Bar. A glowing orange-brown with a fruity (Christmas fruit bread), pumpernickel hard caramel candy and vanilla + oak aroma while a sip of this dark concoction gave me flavors of caramel chocolate & oak. Tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erikh04 (153) - - APR 30, 2016
Bomber shared with Brian. Fantastic beer. Strong chocolate and fruit aroma. Bourbon on the front end and smooth boozy sweetness on the end. I am a big fan of hibernation ale but this is in a class of its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crim (125) - POLAND - APR 13, 2016
mega polecam, genialne piwo mocno deserowe kawa lody czekoladowe wanilia czekolada dużo beczki genialny aromat świetne roztopione lody w smaku, troche karmelu w smaku i aromacie

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2594) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Sugar Land. Dark reddish-brown with a beige head. Plenty of spotty lacing. Aroma of whiskey barrel, dark fruit, and caramel. Taste is big caramel and chocolate with of course plenty of whiskey, and vanilla. Alcohol is surprisingly relatively subtle despite the whiskey influence and abv. Medium bodied and pretty smooth. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (531) - - MAR 25, 2016
750 mL bottle. Red plum color with a tan head. Caramel plum whiskey sugar chocolate aroma. Whiskey booze up front with a chocolate plum finish. Heavy sticky body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11467) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Sample at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. Dark hazy ruby-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Aroma of oak, caramel malt and dark fruit. Full-bodied and boozy with flavors of oaky vanilla, dark fruit and malt. The finish is oaky with a whiskey and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Taster at the Barrel Bar - hazy Amber - nose of chocolate, hazelnut, whiskey, oak, vanilla - taste is heavy toasted oak and coconut, though it is not boozy or overly/abrasively oaky - fairly smooth and mellow for an 11.5 barrel aged brew - some toffee, tobacco, treacle - caramelized sugars, vanilla - well-executed and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2015
750ml bottle from some guys I chat with on here once in a while, thanks bros. Poured a muddy reddish deep amber with a dense beige frothy head. Aroma is solid, chocolate, light whiskey, vanilla, dry fruit. Flavor isnt quite as good, fruit, sweet whiskey, barrel, cheap chocolate, berries, earth on the backend. Body is medium to thin with stingy light carbonation and some heat on the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4207) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Glass. Mouth. Nose is light booze with some vanilla and spiciness. Deep brown pour with minimal head. Taste is moderately vanilla and booze with a soft vanilla note. A touch of alcohol warming. Seems to be a bit thin and lacking in mouthfeel but still very good and enjoyable.


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