Steve_0 (3164) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Armin’s with friends, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man. Pour is murky amber brown with little to no head. Big caramelly, toffee, raisins, figgy, prunes, grapey, cola, woody, and bourbon aroma. Taste is caramel, bourbon, slightly oxidized, figs, prunes, raisins, and malty aroma. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty tasty BA Barleywine.
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 at Armin's. pours maple bronze. Aroma is oak, fig, light rye. Taste is sweet malt, sticky figs, thick malty rye.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramelized sugar, dark fruits, nice earth, lots of oak, bourbon, hints of earth and spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, oak, nice vanilla, whiskey, finishing fairly bitter, nice and sweet.
boisebeerguy (88) - boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has this side by side with regular. Completely different beer. Definitely smell and taste the barrel and some vanilla. Very smooth on the tongue, but still very boozy.
rocbyter (1925) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malt and old wood aroma. Cloudy brown color with a medium tan head. Moderately sharp beginning with a creamy light alcoholic finish
sherm1016 (1218) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors, split with Dwm1034. Pours a clear, dark copper color with an off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is whiskey, caramel, dark fruit, raisin. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty, boozy, whiskey, a little vanilla, a little oak, molasses, with a sharp, whiskey finish. Very nice.
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber with Sherm1016....thanks.
Huge nose; definite nose and taste from the barrel aging....definitely a tasty sipper.
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mcberko (8403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla, along with caramel, whiskey and wood. Flavour brings out a lot of heat, but is very complex, bringing out loads of whiskey, booze, vanilla, some caramelized sugar, and caramel. Extremely hot / very boozy - this would do well with some years on it. But even as it is now, it’s quite complex and even drinkable for the ABV and heat. Good, but I much prefer the regular Bigfoot.
Ataraxia (410) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish-amber, thin off-white lacing. Old school barleywine aroma: toffee, caramel malts, dried figs and dates, tree sap, hints of vanilla, and whiskey soaked wood. Dry bitterness, a bit of spice, quite malty, and full bodied. Too much carbonation for me. Alcohol is present and lingers in the finish.
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange-amber color. Aromas of light bourbon and heavy toffee. Mouthfeel is sticky, hot, and heavy. Bourbon vanilla and caramel flavors. A little too much hop presence for the style.