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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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
22oz bottle into my Rochefort chalice. Bottle # 200 of 492. The beer pours a watery dark brown with not much retention. The head is light tan, rises only about a half finger but then is gone right away leaving some on the outside of the glass. The lacing is light. The aroma is medium and starts out very sweet. There are really nice notes of vanilla, caramel and cherry. At the end you pick up a bit of the bourbon. The taste starts off kinda plain not a whole lot there. You get some sweet a little vanilla then a lot of bourbon to finish. For a beer that was 9 months in a barrell I’m surprised its stronger. The feel is super watery, which is annoying with a light warm finish. The drinkaility is ok. Overall, this was pretty decent. The ale is a little to light and the flavor didn’t really soak up the oak and the bourbon as much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Floral malt aroma. Bronze coloured very strong in alcohol and malty with a hint of dryness in a bitter lasting malt finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, licorice confekt, wood - oak, dusty, light alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, akvavit - caraway. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20101119]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle:   Deep caramel, nearly brown, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Bourbon and honey on the nose, slight peatiness.   Sweet bourboney maltiness up front, honey comb like cereal, caramel malts, tasty!   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a big bourbon and honey comb cereal like maltiness.   Also hints of caramel and vanilla.   Much better than the already good Hibernation.   This is one sweet malty beer.   Thanks Trevor for providing such a treat!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
malt, karamel, kaffe, chokolade, grape, portvin, fyrrenål, træ, harpiks. Brun med lidt rød, uklar, tæt, kort skum. Let sød og let bitter. Livlig og olieagtig.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Thanks to ??? in Denver. Bottle number ???. Pours a dark glowing clear mahogany with a small tan fizzy froth. Chocolate and coconut aroma with a big but smooth bourbon note. Flavor is at first smooth chocolate and woody, some light cherry, lightly warming, very smooth and well envisioned, long woody slightly sweet aftertaste with just a touch of fruit. After a while I pick up on a tart green apple like sweetness that becomes a bit distracting. Round slightly glassy feeling body with soft fizzy carbonation, nicely thin and drinkable. Have one more left.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle poured a dark brown with a dense head. Aroma has alcohol, sweetness and some musty accents. Flavor is sweet, caramel, molasses, wood and bourbon. A bit odd flavor as the alcohol is not hidden here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Brown pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar, bourbon and dates. Flavor is light bourbon, vanilla, and fruity. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59!! poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma was bourbon, caramel, whiskey, and dark fruits. flavor was bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar. medium body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with beige suds. Nose is chocolate, whiskey, oak and caramel. Medium body with subdued carb. Taste is chocolate, dark fruits and caramel but dominated by the whiskey.


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