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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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
(750ml bottle #347/492 thanks to blutt59) clear deep orange-brown with ring of creamy tan bubbles. Nose of graham cracker, brown sugar, bourbon, cream and barrel. Taste of caramel, toasted sugars, with a slightly watery body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
bottle #347/492 thanks to blutt59. deep chocolate brown with a cream head. nose is vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts, and chocolate. smooth on the palate, flavor is bourbon, vanilla, faint alcohol in the end.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, licorice confekt, wood - oak, dusty, light alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, akvavit - caraway. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20101119]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1770) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle 98/492 shared by Greg - thanks!! Rich nose vanilla dark fruits. Smooth, warm with just a little booze in the taste. Really nice!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Aroma of sweet bourbon, chocolate, slight salt and a pumpernickel bread. Tastes great with salty chocolate, great bread, and a malty cherry. Fantastic.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3714) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
On draft at hops and pie in Denver CO. Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Oak and vanilla aroma. Intense vanilla, bourbon and caramel. Boozy finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Older bottle, 2011 I think. Pours a cloudy medium brown with pretty much no head. Aromas of big vanilla, some caramel and dark fruits. Sweet taste with a slight heat to it still after all these years. Pretty darn good, held up well.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1552) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2011 750 ml bottle at Euclid Hall in Denver, poured 6-29-14. Pours dark brownish amber, slightly murky, with a small off white to khaki head. The head recedes quickly and there is just a rim around the edges by the time I take a sip. Aroma is big bourbon notes, heavy caramel malts, light molasses, vanilla, oak, and more bourbon. Flavor follows the aroma rather closely with a nice caramel molasses feel, supported by bourbon in the background. Light vanilla notes are there, but not as strong as when fresh I would guess. Body is thinner than expected--especially after loving regular hibernation so much--but maybe a slight nitpick. Still some decent carbonation in this one. Definitely a beer to seek out if you can find it. Not sure it was worth the $54 price tag at the restaurant, but hey, you only live once.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of a generous RB at tpd975’s throwdown in December, 2009. Pours a hazy amber to cola brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak, light floral esters. Flavor is also sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, wood, hints of smoke. Medium body with a malty booze finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5214) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle 288/492 shared by Doug, thanks man!
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a light tan head
Aroma: Bourbon, sweet malts
Taste: Whiskey, wood & alcohols
Very nice beer.


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