kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of a generous RB at tpd975’s throwdown in December, 2009. Pours a hazy amber to cola brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak, light floral esters. Flavor is also sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, wood, hints of smoke. Medium body with a malty booze finish. Sledutah (7838) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle 288/492 shared by Doug, thanks man! drowland (9070) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a light tan head
Aroma: Bourbon, sweet malts
Taste: Whiskey, wood & alcohols
Very nice beer.
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.
blutt59 (6579) - 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 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!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3K, baby! 750ml shared with hopsleeroy. Our hand-numbered bottle said 492 made, but close enough for jazz. With a few years on this beast, I found it surprisingly almost less boozy than the regular hibernation. It was slightly oxidized but in a way that didn’t at all compromise things. Taste had some vanilla and very mellow bourbon, giving the whole thing a chocolatey feel. Very suggestively compares to aged Adam at this point. Very good. jesperhammer (4919) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø.
Dark brown with low beige head.
Hoppy malty nose.
Sweet fruits and citrus.
Fantastic hoppy malty american strong ale-like.
Bourbon notes kicks in but really not overly barrel infused.
Very like-able. anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and bourbon barrel vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel barrel vanilla finish. Huhzubendah (3740) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
This was shared by Paul (King of all that is barrel-aged) last weekend. Thanks man!
Bottle 431 / 492
The beer is dark brown and for the most part, transparent. The tan head stands in at 1/4" and leaves a decent amount of lacing in its wake.
The aroma brings sweet malt, alcohol, oak, caramel, toffee.
A very enjoyable brew, and a fine choice for sipping on the deck during the last days of winter. The beer is slightly sweet, with alcohol and barrel flavors prominent throughout.
The feel is creamy and smooth, remarkably so given the 11.1% abv.
Overall, a very tasty offering. I’m glad to have tried it and would certainly enjoy having it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-22-2011 portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle shared by DalzAle (bottle 98/492). Pours hazahogany with a light thin head that fades to a film. Aroma has vanilla tootsie roll and a gentle barrel scent. Taste is more the same with smooth booze a gentle spice in the finish. Palate is slick and drying. Solid!