jbruner (1693) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper from the bottle with thin khaki head and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon sweetness, vanilla, oak, and heavy caramel malt. Taste follows with added hints of dried fruit and burnt sugar. The alcohol from the barrels hides the overtly sweet malts. Pretty decent wide scale barley wine release.
DialSquare (2044) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Proof. Dark bronze pour with a thin tan head that sticks around. Aroma of sweet malt, vanilla, toffee, bourbon. Tastes are sugar, wood, oak, vanilla, burnt, dark fruit -- all the sweetness is knocked down a bit by the booze (a good thing for my tastes). Long bitter finish = whiskey comes through late. Nice enough sipper.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear mahogany with a small tan head, and very nice lacing.
smell is of caramel, barley, malt, and whiskey.
taste is smooth, strong, malt, whiskey, and caramel. ends strong.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 ounce sample on tap at Rubicon. The aroma has a ton of bourbon present. Light vanilla sweetness. I don’t detect the Bigfoot itself, per se. All barrel in the nose here, but not a bad thing. Scantly hazy amber body with a small, weak, off-white head present. Starts with a sweet, vanilla, oaky flavor from the bourbon. This is followed by a bit of sweetness, which then becomes more Bigfoot-like with the the classic resiny hop bitterness that I love. Finishes very smooth. Ethanol is very well-hidden. Really good stuff.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. Pours an amber color with a small white head. This is one complex beer. I get a lot of whiskey in the aroma, as well as some caramel, cocoa and toffee. The flavor is where the beer really comes into its own. The bourbon is still present, as is a good amount of oak and cocoa. I also get a strong amount of caramel from the base beer, as well as a good amount of vanilla and maple from the barrel aging. Every time I take a sip I notice a new flavor since the beer keeps evolving as it warms. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. An outstanding beer. Glad I got to try it.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to raveskdr for sharing this one. Served in a Sierra Nevada tulip. Nose is faint bourbon alongside a good Spain of oak. Toast and caramel. Medium body. Fairly dry and bitter. Still too hoppy.
NeoHippie2 (629) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 The first thing youre going to notice about this brew is the aroma. There is so much going on, notes of oak, whiskey, raisins, and of course the hops. The hop character has mellowed out a bit thanks to the aging. Lots of flavor too, definitely a sipper. Very robust and hoppy but also rich and malty, almost belgian characteristics to it. The abv is well cloaked too. Honestly, i prefer this to the regular bigfoot. Solid beer.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into glass. Wow! Talk about an assault on the senses. A good bit of hoppy character mixed with the up front boozy-ness of the whiskey definitely makes this an enjoyable sipper. Would like to see how this does with some aging on it.
stevencon (343) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to lance! Clear amber pour no head. Red fruit raison wood charcoal aroma. Cherry cough syrup very tannic. Not really my thing.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/22/13. Bottle shared by David during RBWG! Amber pour with a solid khaki head. Rich aroma with wood, whiskey, and sweet dark fruits. Rich sweet flavor, plenty of dark fruits and sugars, with wood, barrel, and whiskey. Nice!