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RATINGS: 217   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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JaBier (8126) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle purchased at the Beverage Source. Hazy brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bourbon and light hop. Caramel and bourbon flavor with a slightly dry finish. As it warms I’m getting a little bit of funkiness that suggests this one may have been on its way to infection. Glad I drank it early.

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bhensonb (15500) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Capped 750 from Wine and Cheese. Pours really dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is chocolate treacle. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle, chocolate and something plummy/pruney. Whiskey is present - but not bourbon. Some wood. This is complicated stuff. Heat is detectable.

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Marheb (5902) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2016
(En fût au Bottlecraft Little Italy): La texture est impeccablement confortable, j’ai rarement vu un liquide fondre à ce point. Par contre c’est un peu trop sucré, trop pour être parmi la crème. Les saveurs sont de l’ordre de la pâte à biscuit, du pudding au chocolat et d’un bouquet d’épices boisées.

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KyotoLefty (10531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2016
Tap at Great Divide. Very cloudy, deep brown with maroon tints, lace. Huge bourbon ose, vanilla, caramel, toffee, raisins. Sweet toffee / treacle flavor, fudge, vanilla, bourbon. Oily, smooth body. Nice.

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jbruner (5012) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2016 bottle. Pours a deep hazy brown from the bottle with thin wispy tan head. Aroma of big bourbon barrel vanilla and oak notes with a hint of tobacco and earthy must. Taste adds some light chocolate and a hint of bitterness, but still huge barrel notes. Big and boozy, a bit thin but a great beer.

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gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle; pours cola brown with a thin ring of tan foam; aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, and hints of vanilla, whiskey, and wood; taste is more sweet than bitter with chocolate, dark fruits, whiskey, and some vanilla and wood notes; finish is dry with some more chocolate and whiskey; very good

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cmacklin (1245) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
355ml bottle. (2017 vintage) 11.5% ABV. Pours an unclear red-brown with a small, short lived, beige head which dissipates to an outer ring that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, licorice, dried fruit, whiskey and oak. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, caramel, dried fruit, licorice, vanilla and oak with a dry, warming whiskey finish. Full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

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kiefdog (1826) - 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.

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Sledutah (7759) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle 288/492 shared by Doug, thanks man!
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a light tan head
Aroma: Bourbon, sweet malts
Taste: Whiskey, wood & alcohols
Very nice beer.

3.9
drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
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.


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