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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - 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 (2646) - 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 (15545) - 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 (2262) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle shared by DalzAle (bottle 98/492). Pours hazahogany with a light thin head that fades to a film. Aroma has vanilla tootsie roll and a gentle barrel scent. Taste is more the same with smooth booze a gentle spice in the finish. Palate is slick and drying. Solid!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours an opaque dark brown with a white head that quickly recedes to a ring. The nose is candy and brown sugar with booze and exotic figs. The taste is rich with notes of raisin and figs with creme brulee, vanilla and caramelized sugar. A very sweet, candied, boozey old ale that really hits the spot. Well done

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2011 vintage. Pours dark reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla. Sweet dark fruit, caramel and vanilla flavors with whiskey, oak and chocolate. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
on tap at the Great Divide tap room on 9/26/09... pours a deep red / brown... some oak and dark fruit in the aroma... but not as strong as I would like... nice medium body with some more oak... The barrel aging gives the base beer a nice touch, but overall I feel this lacks a bit and is fairly one dimensional...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
750ml, bottle #311/492, with a big thanks to Brewthusiast! Pours a clear dark iced tea color with burgundy highlights and a moderate tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, and light bourbon, oak and vanilla. Flavor is more chocolate, caramel, bourbon and light vanilla and oak. A bit thin too. Not a bad beer, but was was fairly unexciting and hoping for more complexity. Thanks again Travis!


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