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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Over 9 months in Stranahans 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (384) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5979) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Pours deep bronze with a tan head. The Sims has caramel, vanilla, whiskey, coconut and toffee. It has a fairly full body with light carbonation. The yard has bread, woodiness, alcohol and dry toffee. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4213) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1966) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1497) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
Caoba oscuro y limpio con espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, galleta, vainilla, ligero balsmico. Cuerpo denso, chocolate, ligero ahumado, licor y final de amargor tostado

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6272) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! 2014 vintage bottled in February 2015. Murky brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of caramel, oak, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (804) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3113) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2016
2014 vintage bottle poured. Amber cooper pour with almost no head. Dark fruit, semi sweet, bourbon aroma. Flavor is sweet raisin, vanilla, smooth bourbon, and other dark fruit. Barley wine like. A smooth, tasty sipper. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (625) - Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2016
2016 version, aged 8 months. Smells of fig and plum, plenty of booze, cocoa and some hard to place spices. Very dark brown color with a tight ring of cream colored foam. The taste brings out plenty of the cocoa with some vanilla, big whiskey barrel and a faint amount of the dark fruit from the aroma. Long lasting whiskey and chocolate aftertaste. This is really good. I like barrel aged beers that do not shy away from booze heat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11390) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Five years aged made this into a rich bourbon gem, with wonderful chai spice tea. Dangerously drinkable. Dark brown and very inviting aroma.


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