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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Over 9 months in Stranahanís 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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Courtesy of Brandon

Bottle: The aroma consists of fruit/banana, roast, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, and cola. The finish has buttery bourbon with some sour fruit and roast. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, Iím assuming this is infected.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
umich03jm (3466) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brandan. Somethingís off on this one. Some sort of infection I think. Kinda smells like garbage and rotten fruit. Tastes the same. Iíll revisit this again with a better bottle

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle - 750mL crowned. 2014 vintage. Murky brown pour with a short tan head. Lots of chocolate, toasted malt, vanilla notes and dark fruit in the nose. Taste is dark chocolate, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, light vanilla, dark fruit and soft booze. Body is medium with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more chocolate, light vanilla, caramel, hints of brown sugar, toasted malt, dark fruit and light booze.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
poisoneddwarf (2272) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2015
750 ml foiled bottle. Aroma is extremely oaky, earthy, nutty, garbage. Pours murky mud puddle brown with a medium beige head with good retention. Taste is garbagey, raisins. WTF happened here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anderson01 (321) - Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Cloudy in appearance. Black in color with minimal lacing and minimal head. Aroma is oak, slight alcohol and some cherry. Lightly sweet. Leaves a nasty aftertaste. Taste like working at the dump. THIS BEER IS GARBAGE.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdrinker79 (2013) - Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2015
750 ml bottle- Pours very dark brown with a off white head that reduces to a blanket and collar. Aroma is oaky, vanilla, raisins, a bit boozy. The taste is oak, pungent, vanilla, coconut, a bit odd.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law and my wife. Murky sienna body, creamy light golden head. Aroma of chocolate milk, toffee, vanilla, hints of spice and funk. Soft, chocolatey palate, sweet whiskey is paired gently, vanilla, prunes, just a hint of acidic funk in the finish. Very smooth and full bodied. My bottle was bottled January 2015-- I wonder what will happen to the minimal funk character over time? Iíd love to have a second bottle to lay down for a year or two...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma malts and a little bourbon. Taste sweet malts with a little oak and bourbon. Palate thin. Finish íold" hops, ie hops that had lost much of their flavor with aging. A bit of a disappointment. I didnít get any "old ale" character at all. Tasted more like an American barleywine that was past its prime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
A very nice copper pour with good lacing and white head. Aroma was strongly whiskey and oak , with dark fruit. The taste had more of a great chocolate presence plenty of vanilla oak and booze. Big sweetness. Nice BA, but not an elite beer. Full bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swagtimus (1) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2015 does not count
Poured from 750ml to pilsner glass due to lack of a snifter. Carbonation immediately fades from a near black pour. Aroma is faint whiskey, and it might be me being under the weather but that is all i smell. I expected an overwhelming whiskey flavor considering the length of the aging process but it tastes like watered down whiskey with a hint of chocolate malts. I can drink this and will feel great afterward with a 10.5 abv but i am not impressed with this beer at all, especially with a 30 dollar price tag. If i ever find this beer available on draft i would gladly try again but i cant see myself buying another bottle.


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