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RATINGS: 1737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
English-style Old Ale. Hibernation Ale is Colorados original strong ale -- it has been Great Divides winter seasonal each year since 1995. Hibernations massive flavors are so intense that it requires over three months of aging each year. This lengthy aging process gives Hibernation its revered malty richness, complex hop profile and hearty warming character, which is perfect right out of the bottle or cellared for longer periods of time.

8.1% ABV through 2008
8.7% ABV in 2009

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (492) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear brown to amber with low head. Aroma is burnt popcorn, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavour is dark fruits like prune, alcohol, roasted malts, and some fresh herbs like mint or something.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (451) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Beautiful clear brown pour with hints of amber. Lasting beige pillow of one finger that laces all the way down. Aromas are of cooked sugar, roasted malts and darkest chocolate. Slight prune/raisin and some booze are noticed in the nose as it warms. Flavors are very similar with the only somewhat disappointing aspect being a bitterness that develops over the course of the beer and lingers without being assuaged by the next sip. Very smooth stuff too. If this were slightly sweeter, especially in the finish Id be in love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1187) - rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 Flaska systembolaget. Svartbrun kulr. Tydlig rostad doft med mrk sirap. Smak av spannml och lite jrn. Rostad malt, choklad och knckiga toner. Ptaglig humlebeska med bitter avslutning

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (521) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours brown with a thick slightly tanned head. Roasted malts, chocolate. Quite intense and hard to describe. Really nice bitterness. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minihame2 (552) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Reddish brown, mahogany colur with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma has malts, some spices, coriander, grass. Malty taste, pretty rich flavour, bitter finish. Medium body, low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Very nice overall, great for the winter season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (280) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2016
Clear deep red/brown with small white head. Sweet malty aroma (caramel, bread, dough and overripe fruits), some hay/grassy hop aroma and some vinous alcohol presence as well. The taste is over ripe fruity sweet, vinous and has quite a lot of roasted malt flavor (toast, coffee) plus a quite hoppy bitter and acidic finish. On the hoppy side for an old ale I would say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1470) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Pours a dark ruby red brown with tan head. A roasted and sweet malt and vanilla aroma. A strong alcohol taste with roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, and hints of vanilla and chocolate. A dark fruit and dry malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laakus (125) - Nossebro, - NOV 2, 2016
Pours dark brown with some red tones, light brown thick foam. Aroma is sweet toffee, butter, sweet fruits. Enjoyable well balanced smooth mouthfeel, malty breadiness dominates initially with light tones of chocolate and a slightly bitter end dominated by roasty tones. Certain fruitiness also appears that reminds of dried fruit. Alcohol very well hidden though it contributes with pleasant warmth. Excellent seasonal beer to be sipped in the cold months!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1377) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown, hazy with a lightbrown head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Medium sweet, light bitter, with a warm roasted and coffee end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2705) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
(Tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of roast, hint of chocolate liqueur; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

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