rosskyle (767) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2016
750 mL bottle. Red plum color with a tan head. Caramel plum whiskey sugar chocolate aroma. Whiskey booze up front with a chocolate plum finish. Heavy sticky body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
12 June 2016, bottle. ruby/brown. nose is meaty, tobacco, woody. med body and middle fizzy. sweet, milk chocolate, molasses, tobacco, brown sugar, raisins. outstanding!! mcox90 (2140) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle shared by AirForceHops. Bottled Jan 5th ’15. Pours semi clear brown. Notes of chocolate covered cherries, vanilla tempered by some leather work glove. Sweet with some leather notes. Whiskey notes. Dark alcohol soaked fruits. Body is medium, you would think full. Thanks Chris. Awesome AirForceHops (7815) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
750 ml, vintage 2014, bottled in Jan, 2015. Deep reddish, darker brown in color. Aroma of oak, caramel, dark fruit, and light old molasses. neepsntatties (2042) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Layers of malt, dark fruits, molasses, spiced cake, and all the sweetness is cut by a mellow whiskey finish. Full-bodied without any real trace of alcohol. The finish is oaky with the whiskey helping to balance the malts. Pretty nicely done and glad my friend pick this up for me at the brewery because it is pricy in distribution! Thanks going to Adrien on this trade.
On tap at the GD Barrel Room. Colour... dark amber with a thick ecru head. Nose...burnt brown sugar, dark toffee and whisky soaked oak. Palate...dry, oaky and sweet! Lots of turbinado hits the mid palate and butterscotch follows. The finish is dry, long and laden with whisky.
JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
750ml bottle pours dark reddish brown with light red edges and 2 finger head. I expected this to be good but not this good! Nose and taste are delicious with goey maple, caramel, butterscotch, some dark cocoa and bourbony fruits, raisin, light oaky vanilla, layered, nice sweetness level that isn’t overdone. Finishes with dark fruit sweetness, creamy body, cocoa and caramel. Buy this! Padron4KM (811) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottled Feb 18, 2016. Aroma is caramel and raisin up front, with lots of oak and vanilla as it warms. Flavor is whiskey, vanilla, spice, creamy chocolate, dark bread, oak. Never gets too boozy, nice whiskey flavor without the heat. $27 a bottle brings it down a bit. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
2014. Dark mahogany with modest, creamy, tan head, light lacing / Smooth, mellow nose of chocolate, coconut, caramel / Medium body, acidic and somewhat thin, mellow and balanced, modest sweetness with some bitterness on finish / Flavors similar to the nose - chocolate, caramel, bourbon, oak, coconut / The body could use a little more oomph, but this is enjoyable. swesson (471) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2016
From a bomber. Pours a dark ruby-bronze and makes a thin beige head. Aroma is of whiskey and malted barley. Tastes of plum, raisin, whiskey, chocolate, and roasted barley malt. Hibernation is already special, but the barrel aging makes it truly unique.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Very solid. Aroma is bread, fruit, light booze. The barrel aging doesn't overwhelm. Same with the flavor. Very similar. Deep amber, brown color. The mouthfeel was thick in body, oily. Finish was only a little boozy. This is the way barfrel againg can improve a beer.