alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear deep reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has caramel, fruit, oak, whiskey, vanilla, and quite a bit of resiny hops. The flavor is more of the same; the caramel malts and resiny hops compete for attention, oak character everywhere, vanilla and some fruits. It just seemed to need a bit more time for things to integrate better.
cpetrone84 (1608) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is transparent ruby red with lots of a tight tan head. Nose has lots of oak and vanilla, notes of caramel and some cooked brown sugar, light berry sweetness behind. Taste has more malt depth, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and brown sugar, light berry sweetness and a fair bit of bitterness. Body is full with moderate carbonation and a chewy feel.
EdInSaltLake (716) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty sweet bready and oak aroma. Sweet, light caramel, bread malt flavors-- with a lot of oak flavor, and whiskey character. Flavors from the barrel are subastantial, but not too much... Just about right.
Danyel (1307) - Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues, off white head. Smells oaky, rich, sweet, vanilla. Tastes like bourbon, raisins, prunes, vanilla, oak, cherry. Quite delicious!!
kathouse (1203) - Nevada, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with red edges. Thick head eminates oak, brown sugars, and roasted dark fruit. Raisin, vanilla, and delicious fig flavors dominate the alcohol and oak. Great dark fruit finish.
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1000th RATING!! I chose this selection out of any as Bigfoot was the first big beer I ever had. I was on a roadtrip following Phish up and down the East Coast in 2002 when EricTeusink and I came across this small package store in Rhode Island I think. They had cases of Bigfoot for something stupid, like $20. Not really knowing what it was, we saw the ABV and the price and saw the opportunity to try and sell some on the lots of the upcoming shows. About 7 years later I came back to this beer at a festival and it was love all over again. Damn do I wish I still had a bottle of the first case I had. Anyone reading this and have a 2001 bottle hit me up. Anyways I wanted to pay homage to the original first big beer I had by going with the barrel-aged version. 750 bottle drank by my damn self. Pours a dark mahogany with medium offwhite head that rides the side of the glass for a bit. Smell is big sweet caramel candy, vanilla, coconut, dark fruit, all the other components of sweet bourbon. Still can smell the original underneath the nice barrel aging. Lovely. Taste is creamy bourbon, vanilla, coconut, still a decent hop punch in the finish, hints of ripe dark fruits. The mouthfeel is exceptional. Creamy, full, sloshy. Love this beer, but I think if the hops faded just a bit more the finish would be just a tad cleaner for me. Still exceptional and the circumstance of the rate probably helped the score.
dogfishho (646) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong caramel notes in the nose with some wood, some piney hops and some rye bread. On the palate there's a delicious sweetness that is balanced by muted but clean bitter piney hops. Really surprising that those hops don't fade in the barrel aging process. Delicious.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boozy, sweet aroma. Thick, coating, chewy body. Flavor evolves with each sip, and the alcohol is very much present.
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received in trade and shared with friends. Pours a medium copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of rich caramel a brown sugary malts with a bit of faded earthy pine and citrus with a very nice oak and vanilla. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy syrupy mouthfeel. Fantastic beer, I enjoyed every bit of it.
TheEpeeist (3473) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with beige froth. Nose is caramel, grass and light whiskey. Medium body with a tang. Taste is hoppy with whiskey and caramel. The whiskey and hops cancel each other out leaving a slightly sweet finish. Not normally a favorite but this version is pretty good.