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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Over 9 months in Stranahanís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1999) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2011 bottle through recent trade. Pour has a muddy brown color with a thick coating of off white head that slowly fell away. Aroma has sweet malt, whiskey barrels, vanilla, and some oxidation. Mouth feel is hefty with thick coating and good carbonation for a huge barreled beer. Flavor is hefty with dark fruit, sweet malt, whiskey, vanilla, and again papery oxidation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle #376/492 $25. I am a big fan of the regular version so I gave up the $25 for this one which I will say is not as good as the regular version unless you really like whiskey. It might be a shade darker than the standard version or maybe its just hazier. It smells like whiskey, alcohol, really an interesting smell. The flavor is really overwhelmed by the barrel-aging to the point that I can barely tell its Hibernation any more. Whiskey, wood, alcohol, vanilla, intense but just doesnít do it for me. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-22-2009 04:40:25

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brune body with a tan head. Boozy, whiskey tones, vanilla and oak hints. Sweet with sugar tones, malty, and a boozy vanilla warming. A decent BA ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle at PapsÝ. 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29663) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
750ml bottle, 2011 vintage, i was born in 1983. .. pours a deep tawny brown .. light headring, lacing is spotty .. . light barrel, maple syrup drippings, wet grain, and oak sponge .. . an enjoyable beer but honestly was expecting quite a bit more depth and flavour .. . . get mad at a brick!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy copper with small frothy beige head that lasts awhile. The aroma is oak, booze, and smoke. Medium mouthfeel with strong oak and sweet finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2010
750mL bottle, #316/492, poured into a snifter. Pours a dark hazy mahogany that shines through as a dark amber with a decent head thatís made up mostly of big bubbles that linger around the edges after a while. The aroma is dominated by wood and bourbon...and not a whole lot else. There is a hint of dark fruit and toffee but itís tough to find under the barrel character. There is also some stale, cardboard-like aromas coming through that puzzled me. The taste is just more whiskey - tons of vanilla, oak and bourbon, which leaves a big burn going down. Iím finding a hard time getting the underlying Hibernation - no chocolate or brown sugar sweetness to speak of. Maybe some dark fruits as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very slick with a subtle, soft carbonation. It feels and burns almost like a whiskey. Iím a big fan of the regular Hibernation and, to me, this isnít quite as good. Itís completely dominated by the barrel character, which overshadows the solid beer underneath. Iím hoping (and expecting) this one to age well and get better with a little time.

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.


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