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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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3.9
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.

3.9
Sledutah (7789) - 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 (8938) - 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.

3.9
blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
bottle, walnut brown in color with short tan foam, aroma of whiskey , oak and caramel flavors of coffee, whiskey and nuts

3.9
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle:   Deep caramel, nearly brown, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Bourbon and honey on the nose, slight peatiness.   Sweet bourboney maltiness up front, honey comb like cereal, caramel malts, tasty!   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a big bourbon and honey comb cereal like maltiness.   Also hints of caramel and vanilla.   Much better than the already good Hibernation.   This is one sweet malty beer.   Thanks Trevor for providing such a treat!


3.9
madsberg (11775) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, sweetness, ripe fruits, chocolate. Flavour of cocoa, chocolate, sweetness, ripe frutis, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a lighr roasted and alcohol dense end.

3.9
yespr (47037) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Smooth caramelish and toasted malty. Mellow whiskey note. Smooth caramelish and light vanilla into the finish.

3.9
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3K, baby! 750ml shared with hopsleeroy. Our hand-numbered bottle said 492 made, but close enough for jazz. With a few years on this beast, I found it surprisingly almost less boozy than the regular hibernation. It was slightly oxidized but in a way that didn’t at all compromise things. Taste had some vanilla and very mellow bourbon, giving the whole thing a chocolatey feel. Very suggestively compares to aged Adam at this point. Very good.

3.9
jesperhammer (4874) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø. Dark brown with low beige head. Hoppy malty nose. Sweet fruits and citrus. Fantastic hoppy malty american strong ale-like. Bourbon notes kicks in but really not overly barrel infused. Very like-able.

3.9
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and bourbon barrel vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel barrel vanilla finish.


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