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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.


3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Kan. 288/492. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head, cloudy. A sweet bourbon barrel nose, lots of rich malty/sugary notes. The flavor is similar; fizzy, loads of rich malts, toffee,nuts, toasted flavors, light but noticeable whiskey and wood. Pretty damn nice. A bit unbalanced perhaps.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of coconut, wood, molasses, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, oak, raisins, vanilla, whiskey, toffee, and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle number 347/492 with big thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small tan head and a hazy brown body. Aroma of alcohol, barrel, sweet, vanilla and caramel. Taste is alcohol, wood, toffee and dry. Really good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59!! poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma was bourbon, caramel, whiskey, and dark fruits. flavor was bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar. medium body with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
light dark amber. small light brown head. roasted malts, clean roasted malty aroma. flavor is roasted malts, wood, great bitterness. ends as complex as it starts.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2012
750mL bottle, #227/492. Poured a lovely shade of deep garnety-amber with a nice initial beige head. The aroma a decadent blend of sweet whiskey, berries, vanilla, and molasses, with highlights of warm spices and a touch of sherry.. came across just a hair thin on the middle, but it was otherwise excellent. The flavor found molasses, aged caramel, dark fruit, and toffee at the core, with peppery whiskey and dry oak emanating outward.. more dark fruit, tangy whiskey, and some vanilla on the sufficiently warm finish.. good, but it didn’t come across as well as the nose for me. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. slick across the middle.. a touch tacky on the finish.. just a decent flow. This was a solid brew that I’d love to try again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle 98/492. Clear brown pour, very little carbonation and sweet malt flavor. Flavor is also a nice meld of strong malt, hint of whiskey, a bit of herbs and finished a little warm. Really good variation, and it’s held up really damn well!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Awesome beer. Big bourbon notes, a bit thin on the mouthfeel. Nice bit of eartiness as well.


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