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Great Divide Hibernation Ale - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6058) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Boozy, whiskey, sweet, spice, oak, strong fruits and malt aromas. Flavors are boozy, strong, malty, fruit, spice notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
750ml foil topped bottle thanks to jtclockwork. Thin lt tan-dk amber. A-whiskey, caramel-med malt. T-follows with a med fruity/ oxidation character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle - pours caramel brown tan head - nose/taste of dark fruit, whiskey, oak, vanilla and light oxidized malt - medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
M15ter (7) - - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
Coffee, chocolate, wood, and butter aromas. Dark brown and opaque. Thin tan head. Sweet though out with a bit of an alcohol finish. Syrupy alcohol flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4777) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (201) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Big bottle shared and served in tulip glass. One finger baige head. Little bit of lacing. Beer is a clear mahogany color. Aroma is modest but attractive. Light notes of butterscotch. Taste is mildly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Nice mellow notes of oak and whiskey. Some toffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied beer with average carbonation. Over all a very good well balanced beer with soke complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (1033) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
2014 750ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber ruby with a thin, tan head. Aroma has great, smooth notes of caramel, creamy vanilla toffee, whiskey, oak, slight fruit tartness,  dark sugar, and a hint of roast. Taste is balanced well. Sweet whiskey, vanilla oak, caramel, toffee, fruits, then a touch of roasted malts and bitterness with a short ending. Not a hint of alcohol Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. A bit syrupy in the mouth with a soft, full carbonation. Overall a very nice beer. Great flavours of oak, whiskey, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and faint roast.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5439) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at the Barrel Bar. A glowing orange-brown with a fruity (Christmas fruit bread), pumpernickel hard caramel candy and vanilla + oak aroma while a sip of this dark concoction gave me flavors of caramel chocolate & oak. Tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erikh04 (153) - - APR 30, 2016
Bomber shared with Brian. Fantastic beer. Strong chocolate and fruit aroma. Bourbon on the front end and smooth boozy sweetness on the end. I am a big fan of hibernation ale but this is in a class of its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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