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RATINGS: 124   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle 223 of 492 thanks to ditmier for sharing. Pours out brown topped with a cream head. Aroma was of caramel, sweet malts, oak, vanilla, molasses, and some bourbon. Taste was more of the sweetness along with the barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10846) - 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 (7137) - 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 (1984) - 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 (7410) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Awesome beer. Big bourbon notes, a bit thin on the mouthfeel. Nice bit of eartiness as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3306) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
750ml bottle ’11 Vintage #2870 (Veteran Liquors)-Pours a cloudy brown with a small off white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, roasted malt, and toffee. Taste of bourbon, sweetness, dried fruit, vanilla, and more sweetness. This medium to full bodied brew was not bad. Drinks very smooth for a 12% ABV beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
’11 bottle from Aaron - thanks! Pours a very murky rust brown with a swirl of tan foam and a steady ebb of carbonation. Aroma is whiskey, oak, toffee, and lightly sweet malt with thin trailing whiskey. Taste is whiskey over a dense melange of dark, sweet malt with ripe plums, raisins, toffee, and some slightly tart notes although it certainly doesn’t taste infected. Clean, coating mouthfeel. Some lingering alcohol after each sip as well. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber 2011, bottle 3813. Caramel and whiskey, small off white head. Wood in here as well. Smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
February 23, 2013 bottle shared by Brian. Brown pour with limited head. Bourbon, caramel and bit of spice in aroma and taste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. 2012 vintage. A: Pours a murky brown color with a khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap that leaves some splotchy lace. S: Whiskey notes up front with some underlying chocolate malt. Light spices with some fruity ale yeast. T: More of the barrel comes out with some caramel sweetness. Whiskey notes with some spiciness as well. Sweet malt with some mild fruitiness. The barrel takes over mostly. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Very smooth. O: Pretty solid overall. The whiskey barrel is prominent without being hot or overbearing. Definitely enjoyed this one. Serving type: bottle


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