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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Sugar Land. Dark reddish-brown with a beige head. Plenty of spotty lacing. Aroma of whiskey barrel, dark fruit, and caramel. Taste is big caramel and chocolate with of course plenty of whiskey, and vanilla. Alcohol is surprisingly relatively subtle despite the whiskey influence and abv. Medium bodied and pretty smooth. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2016
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a medium sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mildly vinous mild hops brown malt dark malt and breads. A wonderful best in class brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4874) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3123) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13426) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5850) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Love me some old ales, great sweet molasses and whiskey flavors, really dig it

   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.

   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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