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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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gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours a murky brown. Nose is big whiskey, sweet malts and fruit esters. Flavor is ripe fruits, raisin, bread, toffee, caramel, whisky and wood. Very nice.

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SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
750 ml bottle; thanks for sharing Brandon; bottle 248 of 492; pours dark brown with off-white head; espresso, chocolate, rich, dry and ashy; sweet bourbon, cookies, vanilla; love the chocolate notes and barrel is nicely muted and complementary; thin texture with bourbon sweetness and chocolate; quite sweet without being an overbearing sugar bomb; yummy

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Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle 98/492 shared by Greg - thanks!! Rich nose vanilla dark fruits. Smooth, warm with just a little booze in the taste. Really nice!

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Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Aroma of sweet bourbon, chocolate, slight salt and a pumpernickel bread. Tastes great with salty chocolate, great bread, and a malty cherry. Fantastic.

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Iphonephan (7192) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
On draft at hops and pie in Denver CO. Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Oak and vanilla aroma. Intense vanilla, bourbon and caramel. Boozy finish.

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Art (3219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Older bottle, 2011 I think. Pours a cloudy medium brown with pretty much no head. Aromas of big vanilla, some caramel and dark fruits. Sweet taste with a slight heat to it still after all these years. Pretty darn good, held up well.

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BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2011 750 ml bottle at Euclid Hall in Denver, poured 6-29-14. Pours dark brownish amber, slightly murky, with a small off white to khaki head. The head recedes quickly and there is just a rim around the edges by the time I take a sip. Aroma is big bourbon notes, heavy caramel malts, light molasses, vanilla, oak, and more bourbon. Flavor follows the aroma rather closely with a nice caramel molasses feel, supported by bourbon in the background. Light vanilla notes are there, but not as strong as when fresh I would guess. Body is thinner than expected--especially after loving regular hibernation so much--but maybe a slight nitpick. Still some decent carbonation in this one. Definitely a beer to seek out if you can find it. Not sure it was worth the $54 price tag at the restaurant, but hey, you only live once.

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kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Cola colored with a thin tan head. Big Carmelly vanilla nose. Sweet oaky boozy vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Mep3222 (1610) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Very nice aroma of vanilla, oak and roasted malt. Full flavored malty but not sticky or sweet. Tons of flavor and complex stout. Really nice without being too much. But the oaky whiskey/bourbon flavors really come through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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bigbish (715) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
This beer is so good. Great flavor, deep and complex. Nice tones from the barrel. Slight heat on the finish from the alcohol. Great stuff.


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