jbeahler (38) - USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle to snifter. Pours a beautiful deep ruby with a puffy off white head that receded very quickly. Smells great! Bittersweet Bigfoot backed up by a sweet bourbon. The barrel isn’t overpowering at all, it’s really nice. Sweet maltyness, vanilla and oak upfront with a nice bourbon middle and decent hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is decent, low carbonation giving it a syrupy texture. Very good stuff, hope they decide to release this again
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly red. Smooth, rich booze, vanilla and baking spice. Soft and mellow with long, caramel maltiness. No heat. None, it’s almost unrecognizable and it is amazing.
jcartamdg (1599) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown with no head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and hops. Taste follows. Very smooth for what it is.
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Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, stained-oak and thick enough to block any light at all. Thin but persistent head. Rich, lacquer-laden aroma or furniture-cleaner and alcohol. Drinks with a nice woody base and a whiskey-like warmth to wrap it all up. A beauty for a cold, blustery night. (#4952, 3/6/2013)
adamhorror (72) - USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick. Held up to light, the color is a dark amber. Without backlight, the color is dark brown. Sniffing, I get a mild coconut scent, hint of vanilla, and a medium scent of whiskey. First sip is pleasant. I held the sip in my mouth to let the flavors hold. I tasted vanilla, and dark fruit accents such as black cherry or blackberry which weren’t overwhelming. Most of all and more enjoyable, the lingering taste is whiskey, woody, and slight bitterness. The sip left a mild film in the mouth which is fine as the flavor lingered. This lingering taste was bourbon and raison. This Bigfoot stands out from the yearly release. Barrel-Aged is more flavorful and enjoyable. The only draw back, I should’ve bought two bottles instead of one. Once this beer is off the shelves, that’s it. You’ll never find another unless you buy from a collector who is willing to sell.
daknole (8332) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Caramel colored pour, decent sized white head. Lacing is prominent. This beer is a mess IMO. Overly resiny, barrel notes almost taste like the damn thing was aged in pine trees. The booze doesn’t help and the damn thing got worse as it warmed. Maybe a few YEARS in the cellar will help? Im not hopeful though.
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Really surprised this one isn’t up there. Brown sugar earthy vanilla molasses dripping with honey coated raisins pine cone caramalized liquid yumminess slathered in the time of wooden whiskey vessels
robertjm (729) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly small head despite the apparent carbonation when opening. Nose is subdued and really malty to me. Flavors of toasted coconut. A bit boozy on the back end. But, perhaps that will diminish with some aging. So different compared to the normal BFBW I drink.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by portableparty! Clear brown pour, little carbonation and bourbony sweet aroma. Flavor is hoppy, caramelly booze, oaky and a little sweet. Nicely done. A perfect example of an already great base beer made a little better by some barrel aging.
mcmd (301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma is oak, heavy booze/bourbon, aged hops. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, bourbon, an almost cloying oak, with buttering hops present in the finish. Medium thick body, heat down the throat. Surprising how much the hops have been subdued. Curious to see how this will be in 1-2 yrs. Too hot and booze heavy currently.