seritomi (336) - - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tökéletes külső!!! Ködös bronz, sárga, sűrű szivacsos habbal.
Illata gyantás, citrus, kandis cukor és sok alkohol. Nagyon testes, sűrű olajos. Édes de rögtön leüti a durva keserűség. Ezért nálam j helyen végez. :) Végén kicsit hamus íz. A komló tartós és határozottan marad. Nem vagyok nagy árpabor fan de meghajlok az amcsik előtt mert ez egy jól sikerült darab.
IngetSlick (39) - - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (2015). Big beige creamy head. Amber-red body. Smells caramel, almond, yeast, citrus.Tastes barley, caramel, citrus. Very bitter.
Florya (695) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy deep red color with a small white head. Aroma: caramel, hay, stone fruits, wood, lemon, grass, dried fruits, spice, vanilla, rasins. Palate: Full body, smooth carbonation.
Stampion (182) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark Amber. Tastes sweat, toffee, toasted caramel. Finishes hoppy and bitter. Complex and well balanced. High in alcohol. Make you feel warm inside after each gulp.
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mrohia (188) - - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati, bottle. Dry. Rye. I gave it a try. I cannot lie. It's very good.
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tectactoe (3084) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy copper-amber color with a light-tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma full of dark fruit; dates, figs, plums, covered in a layer of sweet caramel, toffee, booze, & faint molasses. Flavor follows through with loads of booze-soaked dates & raisins, though the palate adds more malty sweetness to the mix. Lots of brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee. Quite hoppy when fresh, big notes of pine & earth with a bit of bitter ashiness near the back-end. A slight touch of vanilla lingering in the finish with a heavy, warming boozy finale. Sticky mouth feel. A solid barleywine, especially for the availability & price.
Lukasmh (460) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish Amber with big cream head. Aroma has dark candied sugar, malts, hops, caramel, peach, bread, sweet citrus. Quite fresh! Taste is sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, some honey and unripe strawberry. Then turns bitter and hoppy! Citrus, pine. Full body end relatively high carbonation. Finish is bitter and super dry. Slight warming alcohol. Hoppy citrus and pine settles in mouth for a while.
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Did a side by side with 2015 and 2014. Rating reflects 2015 since I liked it more. This is a big hoppy barley wine. The 2015 reminded me of 120 Minute IPA. The 2014 version was much less hoppy and sweeter. The 2015 is a fairly fruity barley wine. Not used to that since I like the sweeter maltier barleywines.
weordie (235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby with a sticky looking head. Aroma of mixed berries. Sweet stewed prunes and plum taste.
Chad9976 (1360) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t know why it took me so long to finally drink and review Sierra Nevada Bigfoot – it’s one of the most famous and revered craft beers in the country. Now that I’ve had it I can say it was worth the wait. Don’t get me wrong, this is a very good beer for sure; but not quite the world class amazing brew I had expectations of. As an American-style barleywine it does exactly what it should do. I’m inclined to believe this beer gets better with age.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a snifter. It was bottled on 2/11/15 and cost $3.99 ($0.33 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful burgundy hue; particulates can be seen floating in suspension. Pours to a relatively large, beige, foamy head which laces and retains very well.
Smell: Fruity scent – dark dried fruits along with an assortment of berries or citrus. Significant alcohol aroma as well.
Taste: Plenty of malty sweetness right away. It’s not thick, syrupy or cloying, though. Slight confectionery flavors of toffee or caramel along with a general dark/dried/berry fruit taste. Not quite as intense or complex as a Belgian quad, but definitely not a simple, direct palette by any means. The hops are quite prominent – not surprisingly – imparting a substantial bitterness with minor citrusy and floral overtones. It also has that distinct Chinook hop character of dry bitter astringency. The alcohol is a major player as well, but doesn’t make for the woody or vanilla character often found in similar brews. I think this beer would improve with aged and a barrel-aged edition would be nice, too.
Drinkability: Weighing in at 9.6% ABV, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is probably the strongest mainstream beer available in all 50 states. Yet, it isn’t the carbonated extract you might think it is. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and thick, but in no way sticky. Much of that has to do with the alcohol warmth which seems to thin out the body a bit (I could feel it in my sinuses after each swig). Slightly drying on the tongue after each taste, but easily tolerable.
smroush (114) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex aromas - alcohol sweetness, a touch of fruitiness (hard to describe the fruit - apricot, mango?), a distinct rustic, wild bitterness that reminds me of rye, lots of bready malt but also lots of classic northwest USA hops - spruce.
Color is an attractive dark amber, slight off-white head.
Taste is heavy bitterness and fairly pronounced sweetness, presumably from the alcohol.
Full bodied; creamy and oily texture; average carbonation; long finish with carbonation, sweetness, spruce and long lasting bitterness.
Overall very good; I like the complexity and the balance of both very strong malt and hops.