Pours somewhat opaque from the color of the beer. Half a finger of tan colored foam; pretty. Fleeting. No lacing. Floaties.
Aroma oak, chocolate, dark sugars (almost boarding on dark fruits - comes with age?). Toffee. Hints of bourbon. Tobacco.
Taste of chocolate, caramel, toffee, char from the barrel, almost smoke. Whiskey.
Big body, almost syrup. More carbonation than expected. Minimal alcohol in the finish.
A good beer, not great, as I had hoped. Quality marks but not enough to push this to the top. Don't go out of your way to get it but if easily attainable...Enjoy!
Reviewed: Friday, March 03, 2017 at 11:14:16
Tasted: Friday, March 03, 2017
$0.00 for 750 ml bottle
One fine body…
Over 12 months in 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. If you can only take one beer into your cave this winter, we suggest this one.