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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crim (162) - POLAND - APR 13, 2016
mega polecam, genialne piwo mocno deserowe kawa lody czekoladowe wanilia czekolada dużo beczki genialny aromat świetne roztopione lody w smaku, troche karmelu w smaku i aromacie

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Sugar Land. Dark reddish-brown with a beige head. Plenty of spotty lacing. Aroma of whiskey barrel, dark fruit, and caramel. Taste is big caramel and chocolate with of course plenty of whiskey, and vanilla. Alcohol is surprisingly relatively subtle despite the whiskey influence and abv. Medium bodied and pretty smooth. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (535) - - MAR 25, 2016
750 mL bottle. Red plum color with a tan head. Caramel plum whiskey sugar chocolate aroma. Whiskey booze up front with a chocolate plum finish. Heavy sticky body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Sample at the Great Divide Barrel Bar. Dark hazy ruby-brown color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Aroma of oak, caramel malt and dark fruit. Full-bodied and boozy with flavors of oaky vanilla, dark fruit and malt. The finish is oaky with a whiskey and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Taster at the Barrel Bar - hazy Amber - nose of chocolate, hazelnut, whiskey, oak, vanilla - taste is heavy toasted oak and coconut, though it is not boozy or overly/abrasively oaky - fairly smooth and mellow for an 11.5 barrel aged brew - some toffee, tobacco, treacle - caramelized sugars, vanilla - well-executed and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2015
750ml bottle from some guys I chat with on here once in a while, thanks bros. Poured a muddy reddish deep amber with a dense beige frothy head. Aroma is solid, chocolate, light whiskey, vanilla, dry fruit. Flavor isnt quite as good, fruit, sweet whiskey, barrel, cheap chocolate, berries, earth on the backend. Body is medium to thin with stingy light carbonation and some heat on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Glass. Mouth. Nose is light booze with some vanilla and spiciness. Deep brown pour with minimal head. Taste is moderately vanilla and booze with a soft vanilla note. A touch of alcohol warming. Seems to be a bit thin and lacking in mouthfeel but still very good and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Capped 750 from Wine and Cheese. Pours really dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is chocolate treacle. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle, chocolate and something plummy/pruney. Whiskey is present - but not bourbon. Some wood. This is complicated stuff. Heat is detectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with almost no head and a strong treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes dark molasses, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit and whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2015
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. 2014 vintage. The pour is a nice muddy brown with a nice ruby hint to it. There is a light tan head that falls to a collar and leaves some soapy lacing. The aroma is great. There is a beautiful caramel malt and nice whiskey profile. The barrel offers a bit of vanilla and nice oak. Dark fruits are aplenty and carry a little bright prominence to them. The flavor is, well, interesting. It's got a bright cherry thing going on up front and a heavy dose of oak. There is a nice whiskey presence and a hint of vanilla. There is a bit of a funk, approaching sour that I'm not sure is intended. I can't help but wonder if this was infected. The tartness present throws me. Damn. The mouth feel is thin and watery and the carbonation is light and bright. The aftertaste almost carries a cherry tartness to it, and a little woody funk. Really strange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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