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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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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4.7
Itzjerm (3136) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2016
At the brewery's new barrel house. Vanilla caramel and hibernation. This will get me through any winter. Malt lots of Carmel and light hop on tongue. What how oh my goodness. Thin ring lasting head. Wow wow wow. Aroma taste mouthfeel oh my ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
joes (154) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Pours (almost) black with a small beige head. Very, very nice sweet aroma of choclate, sweet coffee, whisky, wood, raisins and warming alcohol. Well balanced taste with again chocolate, raisins, vanilla, whisky. Warming, soft alcohol. Complex, but very soft, like velvet. This is superb!

4.6
DutchDrebus (6265) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle 216. Had a great tasting with some beerfriends.
Dark black plus lovely red colour. Smells lovely deep, chocolate, great wood notes and a bit roasty. Tastes is a godlike combination of hops, and roasty chocolate. Full body, great carbo, soft to the throat and a bit warming.

4.6
stumpyiliz (220) - 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.

4.6
dwyerpg (6462) - 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.

4.5
Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle: #216/492:
Thanks to Joes for sharing.
Small off white/light brown head/lacing on top of a deep dark amber brown colored beer.
Smell whiskey, wood, sweets, molasses, raisin, butter, soft, cream, butterscotch, toffee, caramel, vanilla.
Taste whiskey, dark chocolate full caramel, toffee, vanilla, butter, butterscotch, bitter, sticky malts, cream, soft, hint of raisin and prunes, oak, molasses.
Good full aftertaste: bitter, whiskey and soft and smooth spicy.
Low carbo, full body, velvet mouthfeel and an oily texture.
Soft and smooth smell and taste, very well balanced, delicious!

4.5
wchesser (2145) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
October ’09 edition. Bottle #83 of 492. Drank 1/13/12. Pours a ruddy dark amber brown with no head and minimal lacing. Good medium carbonation. Nose was a grilled pineapple, oak, some vanilla, subtle chocolate, and a riot of bourbon aromas. Alcohol was very tame on the nose and extremely well integrated in the taste and mouthfeel. Taste of mostly toasted coconut along with some oak, bourbon, toffee, and dried dark fruits...almost Mounds Bar like.

Incredibly long and balanced. I had read some reviews with people saying this was past it’s prime, but there was still plenty of life in this one, but it was cellared properly since I bought it at the brewery in ’09. Amazing beer.

4.5
DocLock (11112) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2015
750 from Whole Foods Plymouth. Pours hazy ruby/mahogany with 1-finger tan head. Nose is heavy oaky bourbon, earthy vienna malt, cacao, fig, vanilla. Tastes earthy, oaky, with malt, whisky, vanilla, cacao, fig, spice, and a complex, rich, delicious finish. This is an excellent old ale. My only beef is that I don;t see individual numbering as advertized, and that pisses me off a little.

4.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (8201) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a murky dark brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, cocoa and coconut. The flavor was sweet and boozy with notes of whiskey, coconut, toasted caramel, cocoa, malt and cookie dough. Incredibly long finish. Full bodied and smooth. Outstanding.

4.4
zoucrew102 (2162) - - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle, 2017 vintage. Rich, sticky sweet aroma of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit and brown sugar with notes of whiskey, oak and vanilla. Pours dark, cloudy caramel brown with a thin tan head that has good retention and some lacing. Starts sticky sweet with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit and some brown sugar flavors as well as a rich, full body and decadent mouthfeeel. Finishes extremely smooth with excellent whiskey, oak and vanilla as well as a little bit of warming booze at the very end. Really nice wintery brew.


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