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RATINGS: 124   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Smooth caramelish and toasted malty. Mellow whiskey note. Smooth caramelish and light vanilla into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled. An unclear dark red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, wood, and a bit of brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, wood, and whiskey, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Bottle 359/492. Pours a cloudy amber with a small, rough off-white head. Sweet caramellish Bourbon aroma. Solid body, a little skewed barrel, caramel and overripe fruit. Heavy Bourbon with a boozy finish. 220312

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20749) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oak. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and bourbon barrel vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel barrel vanilla finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
12th May 2014
Jack the Sipper tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy amber beer, small bubbly pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy with fine carbonation. Malt has a tangy caramel tone that tastes vaguely oxidised, although it isn’t. Toffee. Dried fruits and over ripe red berries. Finishes light and spicy. A mixed bag.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Jack. Vintage 2011. Pours lightly murky amber-brown with a fine, fast-fading off-white tan head. Lightly tangy, leathery fruits on the nose, some toffee. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, meaty, with some tangy wood, old berries, ripe orange, alcohol, toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Warm to hot finish with further tangy berries, other leathery fruits, cherry, plum, tangy wood. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10918) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Hazed mahogany pour with an off-white head. Booze, bourbon, and pecans on the nose. Vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Notes of dark fruit and brown sugar. Sweet vanilla, toffee, and caramel on the nose. Dark fruits, brown sugar, toasted pecans, bourbon, and oak. A bit boozy but nice otherwise.


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