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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cweade (33) - - NOV 12, 2014
It was super awesome just can't be a five cuz there's no such thing jansbabahsha ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a deep Amber with good frothy head. Aroma is chocolate dark fruits roasted malt. Taste follows the aroma well with medium mouth feel. Amazing brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2015
Hazy deep copper with a thin white cap. Pie-like aroma with chocolaty pecan pie, sweet earthy nutty whiskey, lots of coconut, and milk chocolate. Amazing flavor with some pecans, whiskey, charred oak, coconut, sugary dark chocolate, a bit of brown sugary booze and finishing with some char and more pecan. Amazing.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Itzjerm (2280) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2016
At the brewery's new barrel house. Vanilla caramel and hibernation. This will get me through any winter. Malt lots of Carmel and light hop on tongue. What how oh my goodness. Thin ring lasting head. Wow wow wow. Aroma taste mouthfeel oh my ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Pours (almost) black with a small beige head. Very, very nice sweet aroma of choclate, sweet coffee, whisky, wood, raisins and warming alcohol. Well balanced taste with again chocolate, raisins, vanilla, whisky. Warming, soft alcohol. Complex, but very soft, like velvet. This is superb!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle 216. Had a great tasting with some beerfriends. Dark black plus lovely red colour. Smells lovely deep, chocolate, great wood notes and a bit roasty. Tastes is a godlike combination of hops, and roasty chocolate. Full body, great carbo, soft to the throat and a bit warming.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Smells of toffee vanilla and bourbon. Very fast dissipating tan head. Initial sip is effervescent tree fruit, figs, flavor keeps dancing on the tongue from the carbonation. Finishes with that classic english strong ale aged flavor married to the bourbon wood it was aged in. Don’t miss out on this. Best rating of my career so far.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6081) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle: #216/492: Thanks to Joes for sharing. Small off white/light brown head/lacing on top of a deep dark amber brown colored beer. Smell whiskey, wood, sweets, molasses, raisin, butter, soft, cream, butterscotch, toffee, caramel, vanilla. Taste whiskey, dark chocolate full caramel, toffee, vanilla, butter, butterscotch, bitter, sticky malts, cream, soft, hint of raisin and prunes, oak, molasses. Good full aftertaste: bitter, whiskey and soft and smooth spicy. Low carbo, full body, velvet mouthfeel and an oily texture. Soft and smooth smell and taste, very well balanced, delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wchesser (1882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
October ’09 edition. Bottle #83 of 492. Drank 1/13/12. Pours a ruddy dark amber brown with no head and minimal lacing. Good medium carbonation. Nose was a grilled pineapple, oak, some vanilla, subtle chocolate, and a riot of bourbon aromas. Alcohol was very tame on the nose and extremely well integrated in the taste and mouthfeel. Taste of mostly toasted coconut along with some oak, bourbon, toffee, and dried dark fruits...almost Mounds Bar like. Incredibly long and balanced. I had read some reviews with people saying this was past it’s prime, but there was still plenty of life in this one, but it was cellared properly since I bought it at the brewery in ’09. Amazing beer.

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