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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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Smells of toffee vanilla and bourbon. Very fast dissipating tan head. Initial sip is effervescent tree fruit, figs, flavor keeps dancing on the tongue from the carbonation. Finishes with that classic english strong ale aged flavor married to the bourbon wood it was aged in. Don’t miss out on this. Best rating of my career so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
2014. Dark mahogany with modest, creamy, tan head, light lacing / Smooth, mellow nose of chocolate, coconut, caramel / Medium body, acidic and somewhat thin, mellow and balanced, modest sweetness with some bitterness on finish / Flavors similar to the nose - chocolate, caramel, bourbon, oak, coconut / The body could use a little more oomph, but this is enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1458) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Caoba oscuro y limpio con espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, galleta, vainilla, ligero balsámico. Cuerpo denso, chocolate, ligero ahumado, licor y final de amargor tostado

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! 2014 vintage bottled in February 2015. Murky brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of caramel, oak, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (800) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottled Feb 18, 2016. Aroma is caramel and raisin up front, with lots of oak and vanilla as it warms. Flavor is whiskey, vanilla, spice, creamy chocolate, dark bread, oak. Never gets too boozy, nice whiskey flavor without the heat. $27 a bottle brings it down a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2961) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2016
2014 vintage bottle poured. Amber cooper pour with almost no head. Dark fruit, semi sweet, bourbon aroma. Flavor is sweet raisin, vanilla, smooth bourbon, and other dark fruit. Barley wine like. A smooth, tasty sipper. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (599) - Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2016
2016 version, aged 8 months. Smells of fig and plum, plenty of booze, cocoa and some hard to place spices. Very dark brown color with a tight ring of cream colored foam. The taste brings out plenty of the cocoa with some vanilla, big whiskey barrel and a faint amount of the dark fruit from the aroma. Long lasting whiskey and chocolate aftertaste. This is really good. I like barrel aged beers that do not shy away from booze heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Five years aged made this into a rich bourbon gem, with wonderful chai spice tea. Dangerously drinkable. Dark brown and very inviting aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2016
A beautiful gorgeous beer. A nice aroma with the bourbon. Flavor is thick and chewy with some chocolate, bourbon and a hint of vanilla. Really good stuff. Worth the high price.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
750ml bottle pours dark reddish brown with light red edges and 2 finger head. I expected this to be good but not this good! Nose and taste are delicious with goey maple, caramel, butterscotch, some dark cocoa and bourbony fruits, raisin, light oaky vanilla, layered, nice sweetness level that isn’t overdone. Finishes with dark fruit sweetness, creamy body, cocoa and caramel. Buy this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle (750ml $26): Mostly clear with thin tan head. Whiskey aroma. Taste was sweet raisin with whiskey. Quite good, but maybe not worth the price.

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