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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Very chocolaty smell malty and heavy, reddish black appearance that has some sediment in the end, vanilla sweetness, some good complexity and depth, alcohol taste but not super heavy but prominent, appearance more red than in beginning... At least when held to fire...weird..slightly nutty taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2359) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Taster at the Barrel Bar - hazy Amber - nose of chocolate, hazelnut, whiskey, oak, vanilla - taste is heavy toasted oak and coconut, though it is not boozy or overly/abrasively oaky - fairly smooth and mellow for an 11.5 barrel aged brew - some toffee, tobacco, treacle - caramelized sugars, vanilla - well-executed and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Sample at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. Dark hazy ruby-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Aroma of oak, caramel malt and dark fruit. Full-bodied and boozy with flavors of oaky vanilla, dark fruit and malt. The finish is oaky with a whiskey and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at the Barrel Bar. A glowing orange-brown with a fruity (Christmas fruit bread), pumpernickel hard caramel candy and vanilla + oak aroma while a sip of this dark concoction gave me flavors of caramel chocolate & oak. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
2014 750ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber ruby with a thin, tan head. Aroma has great, smooth notes of caramel, creamy vanilla toffee, whiskey, oak, slight fruit tartness,  dark sugar, and a hint of roast. Taste is balanced well. Sweet whiskey, vanilla oak, caramel, toffee, fruits, then a touch of roasted malts and bitterness with a short ending. Not a hint of alcohol Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. A bit syrupy in the mouth with a soft, full carbonation. Overall a very nice beer. Great flavours of oak, whiskey, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and faint roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle (750ml $26): Mostly clear with thin tan head. Whiskey aroma. Taste was sweet raisin with whiskey. Quite good, but maybe not worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Five years aged made this into a rich bourbon gem, with wonderful chai spice tea. Dangerously drinkable. Dark brown and very inviting aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (599) - Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2016
2016 version, aged 8 months. Smells of fig and plum, plenty of booze, cocoa and some hard to place spices. Very dark brown color with a tight ring of cream colored foam. The taste brings out plenty of the cocoa with some vanilla, big whiskey barrel and a faint amount of the dark fruit from the aroma. Long lasting whiskey and chocolate aftertaste. This is really good. I like barrel aged beers that do not shy away from booze heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2016
2014 vintage bottle poured. Amber cooper pour with almost no head. Dark fruit, semi sweet, bourbon aroma. Flavor is sweet raisin, vanilla, smooth bourbon, and other dark fruit. Barley wine like. A smooth, tasty sipper. Very nice.

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