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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Had at RBWG 2010. Awesome chocolates and coconut in this. Obvious BA here, pretty damn good. I just wish the base beer was a bit better.

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blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
bottle, walnut brown in color with short tan foam, aroma of whiskey , oak and caramel flavors of coffee, whiskey and nuts

3.9
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle:   Deep caramel, nearly brown, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Bourbon and honey on the nose, slight peatiness.   Sweet bourboney maltiness up front, honey comb like cereal, caramel malts, tasty!   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a big bourbon and honey comb cereal like maltiness.   Also hints of caramel and vanilla.   Much better than the already good Hibernation.   This is one sweet malty beer.   Thanks Trevor for providing such a treat!


3.9
smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2011 vintage. Pours dark reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla. Sweet dark fruit, caramel and vanilla flavors with whiskey, oak and chocolate. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

3.9
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
This one poured a darker red color with an off white head. Aroma was of whiskey, caramel, and dark fruits. Falvor was similar, some time did this well, very smooth and tasty.

3.9
kevinator (2574) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
This was a bottle labeled 2011 and having12.4% ABV. In short, it had its way with me and I felt it by the end of the bottle. Strong aroma of whiskey and sweetness. Murky oak colored ale with a thin head. This beer was heavy but still had carbonation. Flavors of bourbon, oak, and caramelized sugar with a chocolate finish. It was boozy but complex.

3.9
Thisis12ptfont (1214) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Aromas of dark chocolate, smoke, oak, toffee, smoked dark malts, coffee, raisin black licorice and rye whiskey. Appears black with a thin white foam and thin white lacing. Taste is chocolate, dark malts, cocoa,nougat, caramel, wood, roasted malts and deep malts immediately greet the palate. finishes with dry cocoa, whiskey, vanilla, oak, latte and espresso notes. Overall, very nice offering from Great Divide. A rating.

3.9
geologyguy (1645) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Very chocolaty smell malty and heavy, reddish black appearance that has some sediment in the end, vanilla sweetness, some good complexity and depth, alcohol taste but not super heavy but prominent, appearance more red than in beginning... At least when held to fire...weird..slightly nutty taste

3.9
rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
A very nice copper pour with good lacing and white head. Aroma was strongly whiskey and oak , with dark fruit. The taste had more of a great chocolate presence plenty of vanilla oak and booze. Big sweetness. Nice BA, but not an elite beer. Full bodied.

3.9
notalush (5910) - Lakewood, 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.


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