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Great Divide Hibernation Oak Aged

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Great Divide Hibernation Oak Aged
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Aged with oak chips.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2006
On tap @ falling Rock poured a clear dark browen with red highlights and small diminishing amber head. Aromas of oak, carmel, cocoa and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of BIG oak, carmel and light vanilla with a lingering oaky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Tap @ Great Divide GABF ’06: Clear chestnut color with a medium off-white head. The aroma had huge vanilla and wood notes that lay over a Hershey chocolate bar. YUM! The flavor had a perfect mix of hops, vanilla and chocolate over woodiness. Sweet malty finish. Creamy medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Draft samples at Great Divide. Dark brown with a ruby hue around the edges. Small tan head. Aroma is caramel, thinned chocolate, dark fruit notes, wood, and vanilla. Taste is more wood, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits and light roasty malts. Body is medium-full with moderate carbonation. Ends with more chocolate caramel, dark fruits, wood and vanilla. Thank god the friendly folks at Great Divide kept ’em coming!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Draft... Mid-GABF ’06, Great Divide Open House, Denver... Dark, ruby ale with a tight, tan head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a medley of caramel, chocolate, black cherries and woodsy vanilla. Cocoa, vanilla, oak and caramel flavor with mild bitterness. Full-bodied and creamy with tender carbonation. Sweet, chocolatey, earthy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3282) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Tap at Great Divide. The beer pours to a nice ruby colored body with a slick tan head. The aroma seems to be lots of roasted barley, nuts, chocolate, light woody component. The flavor has a deep chocolate with dark fruits, hazelnuts, walnuts, tangy barrel aging. Pretty complex. The palate is tangy, medium bodied, and powdery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
sampled at the brewery. deep amber with a medium off white head. The oak comes out big time in this beer. Aroma is oak and woody, lots of sweet caramel malt. Taste is oak and wood, lots of sweet malts. I liked this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernoevil (3) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006 does not count
On tap at the brewery. I absolutely loved this beer! I found the oak in this to be quite strong (which I like). A dark red-brown with small tan head. The oak starts to come through in the aroma. Flavor - roasty, nutty, vanilla, caramel and did I mention oak? I could drink this beer all night long sitting by a roaring fire after an afternoon of hitting the slopes...

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
had this with the brewmaster at the brewery. we started here, which was probably a mistake but you cant make many mistakes with these great beers. poured dark ruby brown with a tan bubbly head that snapped away. nose of tanins and liquorice. bitterness on the palate with lots of bulky malt sweetness on the back end. slight alchohol sting and a feel good vanilla buzz. a bit big and bold at the time. would be nice after a bit of cellaring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2005
At the brewery: I have on my notes that the brewer said this was more of an old ale, but whatever. Pours a dark brown with a nice head- some lace. Aroma is lightly roasty with some chocolate and nutty hints. Low on the hops all the way through. Lots of oak and wood with some vanilla, but almost ocmes out a bit dry and harsh. Still pretty nice though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Chocolate aroma with a thick, rich, malty sweetness, some light vanilla and oak notes that are nicely present without overwhelming. Dark ruby brown body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, tan head that lasts well and laces. Thick, rich, chocolate flavour with vailla and roasty overtones that spar in the aftertaste. Medium full body with moderate, soft bubbled carbonation. Enjoyed on tap at the brewery during the GABF Ratebeer session.


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