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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had at RBWG 2010. Awesome chocolates and coconut in this. Obvious BA here, pretty damn good. I just wish the base beer was a bit better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
bottle, walnut brown in color with short tan foam, aroma of whiskey , oak and caramel flavors of coffee, whiskey and nuts

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle:   Deep caramel, nearly brown, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Bourbon and honey on the nose, slight peatiness.   Sweet bourboney maltiness up front, honey comb like cereal, caramel malts, tasty!   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a big bourbon and honey comb cereal like maltiness.   Also hints of caramel and vanilla.   Much better than the already good Hibernation.   This is one sweet malty beer.   Thanks Trevor for providing such a treat!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10130) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle shared by Kevin. Pours hazy and particulate brown with small, bubbly tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, whiskey, caramel and cookie malt, alcohol, herbal hops, dates and figs. Flavor is malty, whiskey, dark esters, alcohol, spices, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, sweetness, ripe fruits, chocolate. Flavour of cocoa, chocolate, sweetness, ripe frutis, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a lighr roasted and alcohol dense end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Smooth caramelish and toasted malty. Mellow whiskey note. Smooth caramelish and light vanilla into the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3K, baby! 750ml shared with hopsleeroy. Our hand-numbered bottle said 492 made, but close enough for jazz. With a few years on this beast, I found it surprisingly almost less boozy than the regular hibernation. It was slightly oxidized but in a way that didn’t at all compromise things. Taste had some vanilla and very mellow bourbon, giving the whole thing a chocolatey feel. Very suggestively compares to aged Adam at this point. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø. Dark brown with low beige head. Hoppy malty nose. Sweet fruits and citrus. Fantastic hoppy malty american strong ale-like. Bourbon notes kicks in but really not overly barrel infused. Very like-able.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and bourbon barrel vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel barrel vanilla finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2668) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
This was shared by Paul (King of all that is barrel-aged) last weekend. Thanks man! Bottle 431 / 492 The beer is dark brown and for the most part, transparent. The tan head stands in at 1/4" and leaves a decent amount of lacing in its wake. The aroma brings sweet malt, alcohol, oak, caramel, toffee. A very enjoyable brew, and a fine choice for sipping on the deck during the last days of winter. The beer is slightly sweet, with alcohol and barrel flavors prominent throughout. The feel is creamy and smooth, remarkably so given the 11.1% abv. Overall, a very tasty offering. I’m glad to have tried it and would certainly enjoy having it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-22-2011


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