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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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Our Bigfoot Barleywine is a craft beer legend. Each winter, this beast of a beer appears and wreaks havoc on unsuspecting palates with its intense bittersweet flavors. This year—in honor of the 30th Anniversary of this style-bending brew— we’re releasing a very special version of this cult classic: Aged in oak whiskey casks for nearly two years, this barrel-aged Bigfoot is incredibly complex. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed, and the influence of the wood has shifted focus toward the malt—with rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins. Grab this elusive beast while you can, because it won’t be around for long.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft at GABBF Scotch Barrel: Poured murky brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet vanilla. Taste was woodsy oak, scotch alcohol, vanilla, and malt. Finish was dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5222) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bus beer, 2014 RBWG. Red, clear, ring of foam. Typical Bigfoot aggressive nose, with bourbon added. Flavor is very sticky pine and molasses and a good dose of bourbon

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBWG bus tour (LaZoom!). Definitely has that toffee with barrel notes profile. Velvety body.with slight pine and orange peel presence. Some butternut squash soup in the finish that really works!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle pour dark amber. Nose bourbon and sweet malt with some dank hop. Taste bourbon up front,some vanilla,then faint spice. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8774) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Etched glass bottle. Pours orange amber with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, orange candy, dark fruit, sticky caramel and molasses. Full body.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 28, 2014
Had the privilege of having this amazing brew last night. Pours a cloudy Amber/yellow with a white cream head. You immediately get smells of malts, vanilla, subtle bourbon and good fruit notes. Taste is unbelievably smooth. Get a great flavor from the bourbon barrels. Good woody quality with rich vanilla. Mouth feel is very thick and lingering and the finish is as smooth as velvet. Nice sweet bourbon finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2356) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Deep reddish amber pour with a small off white head ... aroma is of whiskey, coconut, vanilla, woody and caramel malts and of faded hops .... Taste is of coconut, sweet caramel malts, wood, whiskey, vanilla with some faded piney bitter hops and some dark fruit .... has a dry woody finish with some faded bitter hops and rich caramel malts ... .excellent brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is candy sugar, oak, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with rich malt and candy sugar with boozey finish. Very impressive.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a hazy amber brown color with an off white head. Oak, malt, dark fruit, hop, pine, caramel and alcohol aroma. Oak, hop, malt, caramel, dark fruit, citrus, whiskey, pine and slight vanilla flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness and dark fruit sweetness with a sticky mouthfeel. Oak and malt finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Amber pour with a cream head. Nose is rich malts, fresh hops, sticky malts, chewy hops bitter. Chewy palate, sticky hops, citrus,fruit, nice and easy finish.


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