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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Rated on 5-06-2016 at Ted’s Wine Bar, Fort Wayne, IN. (Draft) The appearance is a small head with a short retention, reddish brown body, no carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is alcohol, dark fruits, spicy, sweet, light chocolate, and malt. The flavor presents alcohol, very spicy, chocolate, and malt. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A quaffable sipping beer with an excellent taste. It is definitely worth trying!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3054) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
From the 750 ml bottle dated Jan 5, 2015. Thanks to Airforcehops. Attractive brown pour with slight haze. Aroma of Bourbon, dark malts, and slight cocoa even. Medium to full body. The taste tends to have s big sweetness and dark fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13076) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5750) - 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 (5539) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Love me some old ales, great sweet molasses and whiskey flavors, really dig it

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle at bottle share at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Thanks Zach! Small snifter. Pours a deep muddy brown with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, oak, vanilla, dark fruits and whiskey. The taste was similar. Slightly thin in the mouth, but the body is very well flavored with chocolate, oak, bourbon, dark fruit, cane sugars and bread. Smooth mouth, low carbonation, finish is sweet and memorable. Awesome beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
levcool (18) - - JAN 16, 2014
Subtle taste of the barrel does not overpower the spice and other quality flavors of this winter seasonal.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7534) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2015
750, capped and foiled. Pours a dark ebony, completely opaque, with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts and lasts. Big beautiful sweet milk chocolate nose, but deeply nuanced, not just a sticky dumpling of processed sugar. Caramel and soft herbal notes in the background. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Deep complex chocolate notes on the attack and on the mid palate. Beautifully layered complex sweetness, but chocolate always predominates. Mild, fairly clean finish. Wonderful beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law and my wife. Murky sienna body, creamy light golden head. Aroma of chocolate milk, toffee, vanilla, hints of spice and funk. Soft, chocolatey palate, sweet whiskey is paired gently, vanilla, prunes, just a hint of acidic funk in the finish. Very smooth and full bodied. My bottle was bottled January 2015-- I wonder what will happen to the minimal funk character over time? I’d love to have a second bottle to lay down for a year or two...


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