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GREAT DIVIDE BARREL AGED HIBERNATION ALE

On tap at Ambulance, “luscious” English-styled winter ale receives barrel-aged Stranahan’s Colorado whiskey adjunct to sedate original Hibernation’s orange, cherry and peach fruiting as well as soured fig-date smidge. Rising out of the rum-spiced whiskey interior are brown chocolate, sugared coffee, toasted coconut, vanilla bean, molasses and marshmallow illusions.

JACKIE O’S BOURBON-AGED BRICK-KILN BARLEYWINE

Truly decadent barleywine (11.5% ABV) blends Buffalo Trace and kiln-bricked Willett bourbon barrel aging, comparing favorably to Jackie O’s less silken smooth, yet still excellent, Woodford-aged Wood Ya Honey. Sweet bourbon chocolate creaming proves resilient while compact dried fruiting and maple molasses syruping gain prominence at the heavily caramelized butterscotch midst. Black cherry-pureed raisin, plum and prune illusions sit alongside coconut-toasted almond, praline, pecan and chestnut pleasantries. Vanilla, marshmallow and cotton candy undertones further sweeten the distinct bourbon .

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