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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Over 9 months in Stranahans 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (625) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3110) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1496) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Caoba oscuro y limpio con espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, galleta, vainilla, ligero balsmico. Cuerpo denso, chocolate, ligero ahumado, licor y final de amargor tostado

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
on tap at the Great Divide tap room on 9/26/09... pours a deep red / brown... some oak and dark fruit in the aroma... but not as strong as I would like... nice medium body with some more oak... The barrel aging gives the base beer a nice touch, but overall I feel this lacks a bit and is fairly one dimensional...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
750ml, bottle #311/492, with a big thanks to Brewthusiast! Pours a clear dark iced tea color with burgundy highlights and a moderate tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, and light bourbon, oak and vanilla. Flavor is more chocolate, caramel, bourbon and light vanilla and oak. A bit thin too. Not a bad beer, but was was fairly unexciting and hoping for more complexity. Thanks again Travis!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8552) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Kan. 288/492. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head, cloudy. A sweet bourbon barrel nose, lots of rich malty/sugary notes. The flavor is similar; fizzy, loads of rich malts, toffee,nuts, toasted flavors, light but noticeable whiskey and wood. Pretty damn nice. A bit unbalanced perhaps.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12843) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of coconut, wood, molasses, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, oak, raisins, vanilla, whiskey, toffee, and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle number 347/492 with big thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small tan head and a hazy brown body. Aroma of alcohol, barrel, sweet, vanilla and caramel. Taste is alcohol, wood, toffee and dry. Really good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59!! poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma was bourbon, caramel, whiskey, and dark fruits. flavor was bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar. medium body with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Floral malt aroma. Bronze coloured very strong in alcohol and malty with a hint of dryness in a bitter lasting malt finish.


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