Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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338 Ratings
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Barrel Aged Hibernation AleBarrel Aged Hibernation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by waltonc on 11-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
338
Reviews:
98
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
116
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of wyoming
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottled feb 17 2016...had a previous release but didn't do that much for me and took a gamble on this new batch and it is on the highest of shelves!

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Photo of Birmz
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klourie
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.87/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KevCan
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ordered on tap at the brewery in downtown Boulder.

Look: Dark brown and very hazy. Small head.

Smell: Smells of toasted malt, Bourbon, oak, and chocolate.

Taste: Tastes slightly of coffee, strong Bourbon flavor, slightly raisiny. High ABV is well hidden. Sweet, pleasant aftertaste.

Feel: Thick and full bodied.

Overall: Excellent.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish murky brown with a bit of particulate and an active head of foam.

Dark fruit, caramel, subtle vanilla/creamy oak notes, and spicy whiskey.

There is definitely some oaky, vanilla, and whiskey coming out, but it's rather overpowered by an interestingly tart dark fruit character. Not nearly as complex or interesting as I was anticipating.

Heavy-bodied, low-medium carbonation, thick, chewy, and surprisingly tart.

Overall, I hate to say it, but I expected a lot more from this beer and was unfortunately let down. There is an almost bizarre tart and sourness going on aside from a lack of flavor this isn't really something to look at either. Considering the $30 price tag I will not be purchasing this again.

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Photo of smi69
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gryphon69
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L- A nice mahogany with a beige head that was about 1/2" high and light lace

S- Oak, Vanillas, light dark fruit

T- Similar to the nose but more brown sugars, with a very light tartness. Some light chocolate

F- Medium to full.

O- Wont get again, overpriced for me and didn't live up to what I was expecting, worth trying if you get it on-tap or can share the cost.

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Photo of retry4z
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong caramel and toffee flavor, biscuity malt, fruity yeast with some flowery sweetness. Definitely a sipper and a great desert beer.

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Photo of draheim
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opening this one for Super Bowl 50, rooting for the Broncos this year since the Seahawks are out. We'll see how that goes.

750mL (2014) into a tulip. Pours a deep mahogany w/ a nice fluffy 1-finger head.

Aroma is sweet and fruity. Dates, caramel, molasses, and whiskey (I would just say bourbon, but I think technically the barrels used to make this beer are whiskey barrels, not bourbon).

Taste follows nose. Warm dried stone fruits (dates, figs), brown sugar, whiskey/oak, vanilla, caramel, vanilla. Nicely warming. Sweetness is tempered by a gentle bitter/sour balance that keeps it from being syrupy.

Mouthfeel is balanced, full bodied but again not syrupy or thick. Lingering aftertaste.

Overall a really nice barrel-aged old ale.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WanderingFool
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KShophead
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 338 ratings.
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