kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Hibernation, BA
Date: March 13, 2010
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
Score: **+ /4
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
holdenn (2060) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 isnít 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 oneís a must for vanilla lovers, as the oak really proves dominant here. Itís a very nice brew, but I slightly prefer the base beer for itís balancing hoppiness and calmed alcohol levels.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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