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Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Hibernation AleBarrel Aged Hibernation Ale

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%


Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  12.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 11-17-2009)
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2013 01:51:54 | More by weonfire
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-03-2014 21:46:56 | More by vinny21bal
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-22-2014 04:42:14 | More by megamass
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-21-2014 03:01:54 | More by afsdan
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khargro2

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-17-2014 00:01:48 | More by khargro2
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-15-2014 19:19:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2014 15:41:11 | More by liamt07
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2014 04:25:08 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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dkw0063

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-03-2014 16:57:44 | More by dkw0063
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i always passed this one up because of the price tag, but thats been a mistake, what a wonderful brew this is, tasting not a whole lot like its original base beer, but becoming something entirely different, more like a barleywine than anything i think. deep rustic brown color, glowing amber, but deep and darker than that. think light khaki head on top caps it off. the nose on this is awesome, layers of sweet oak and molasses come out, warming alcohol, rich caramel malt, and of course bourbon, a lot of bourbon. the taste too starts off with a warming alcohol vanilla hit, followed by waves of sweet grain and old oak. i even get a little charred spice in there towards the finish. the alcohol is so subtle here, its there, but way back. a perfect winter beer, especially when its warm. it takes regular hibernation to a whole new level. the barrel has not only added flavor and strength, but a refinement of the feel. carbonation has settles, body has amplified, and this drinks like a glass of cognac. really special stuff from great divide. among their best.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2014 16:58:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 Vintage. Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours a murky dark mahogany color. Minimal off-white froth dissipated quickly.

(S)- Sweet yet oaky caramel meets leathery tobacco and toffee. Barrel is subtle but there. A sexy aroma for sure.

(T)- A little bit of fig meets caramel and subtle leathery oaky tobacco. Plenty of barrel on the finish.

(M)- A surprisingly higher carbonation level for the style sadly, which keeps this from being great for me; it gets in the way of the sweet and rich flavors this has. I do love the leather and tobacco notes this has. Gets to be a bit hot as it warms up.

(O)- Overall, it has alot of rich rustic flavors to it, but that really high carbonation level gets in the way of total enjoyment for me. Glad to have finally tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:27:07 | More by sweemzander
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Minnesota

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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-18-2013 03:54:15 | More by Evan
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-17-2013 16:18:49 | More by kristougher
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-17-2013 14:06:51 | More by hellhammermario
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -20%

10-31-2013 15:17:48 | More by GRG1313
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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QuakeAttack

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-18-2013 06:42:30 | More by drewone
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cfh64

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20%

10-06-2013 06:28:01 | More by cfh64
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

2011 vintage. Bottle # 2411.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and shows some solid bourbon barrel aging along with the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 21:52:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.