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RATINGS: 112   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8529) - 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 (2428) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8537) - 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 (870) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009
750 ml bottle poured a hazy dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, toffee, carmel, vanilla, light spice and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of whiskey, oak, vanilla, toffee, light carmel and light spice with a smooth dry lingering vanilla oaky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (4664) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Tap at Saraveza sometime last year from notes: dark brown in appearance with surprisingly thin tan head and almost no lacing. Nice aroma of toffee, caramel and booze, very inviting. Tastes very sweet up front with the toffe and caramel, gets a little boozy midway through and finishes with a smooth melding of the two. Great beer, especially for the colder months.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Love me some old ales, great sweet molasses and whiskey flavors, really dig it


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