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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, celebration for finishing a damn hard course in med school. 2011 bottle number 3061. Dark brownish red, no light through it, tan head, that lasts fairly well surprisingly. Aroma brings notes of big Stranahan’s, no infection in this one for sure. Dark raisin, plum, fig, dark chocolate/cocoa notes, hints of nice toasted/burnt caramel, toffee, slight spice in there as well, this has lots of depth and the Stranahan’s works perfectly. Taste is very similar but warmer, nice Stranahan’s notes with whiskey melding into vanilla, chocolate, coffee, burnt toffee, hints of the raisin, fig and plum but its a bit more restrained than the aroma, the whiskey plays well off the sweetness and finishes sweet, slightly dry and slightly bitter, but mostly sweet. Like this beer, but it is honestly my least favorite of the three BA ones they do. That said...it’s still over a 4. Enough said.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"12.4% 2011 version. The whiskey covers up some of the base beers complexity, but damn is it good. Whiskey gives way to chocolate, dark fruity malts, oak and vanilla. Wonderfully delicious, and the aroma is a near 10. Decadent, and slightly reminiscent of last years BA Decadence. This could get a 4.5 if I ever revisit, or just feel more generous. Hints of the awesome malty character in the original beer really make this great."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours thick black with creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and caramel. Flavor is amazing, rich dark chocolate and coffee, perfectly balanced, with a sweet bourbon flavor on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9518) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky, dark brown ale with little to no head. The aroma is a decadent swirl of coconut, caramel, and aged hops. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with fading carbonation. Sweet caramel, brown sugar and buttery toffee is balanced decently by alcohol and hop bitterness. Boozy, warming finish. So very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2433) - 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.

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
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Brown pour, tannish head. Lots of sweet sticky brown sugar, raisins, plums, caramel, booze, oak aromas. Flavor is sweet, a bit hot(not bad), dates, raisin, toffee, whiskey. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle #0928, vintage 2011 from Belmont Station, with Carla. Pours a hazy amber brown with practically no foam. Smells sweet with lots of vanilla, oak and bourbon. Tastes slightly nutty with a slight syrupiness and hints of maple, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, cocoa and bourbon ending with alcohol, though not alcohol burn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
750ml bottle, 2011 edition, #3529. pours a deep, murky, brown with shades of garnet capped by a razor thin head of beige that leaves slivers of lace on the glass. aroma is excellent with heavy notes of caramel, toffee, pralines, and smoke backed by dark chocolate, whiskey, dark fruits, and subtle red wine. flavor is delicious, absolutely no signs of oxidation, with heavy, sweet toffee, caramel candies, molasses, and chocolate malt balls backed by rich oak, bourbon, and hints of cinnamon bread as it warms. palate is full bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated with a lingering finish of dry oak and whiskey. another excellent barrel aged brew from great divide.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5213) - 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


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