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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Dark coppery amber colored with light beige head. Aroma is dominated by notes of whiskey barrel, dark sugars, caramel malt and pine resin. Taste is brown sugar, resiny hops and toasted coconut upfront along with some whiskey, dark fruits and citrus rind to round things out. Mouthfeel is moderately thick and creamy with soft carbonation and a final dose of toasted oak and hops resin in the finish. Overall, it’s rich and full-flavored without being too sweet or boozy. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 5, 2015
Mahogany in the glass with a filmy head. Aroma is dried fruits, toffee, and some booziness tingles my nostrils. Full bodied mouthful is rich with burnt sugar, more sweet dried fruit, a light barrel/vanilla presence, and some resinous bitterness. Warming. Like many have said here already, I do prefer regular Bigfoot to this, but it’s a nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4642) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
750ml bottle in a wine glass at Split thy Skull. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of some bitter hoppiness, toffee and caramel from the malts, light oak, and light vanilla. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best BA barley wine.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bigfoot on toasted coconut. The barrel takes away some of the complexity of the base beer, but adds different components. Hops are there but mellowed. Bitterness is still massive, which is probably necessary for knocking out the boozy sweetness I usually don't care for in whisky barreled beers. Nothing beats Bigfoot, this included, but it's still awesome. This is barrel done right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Not a whole lot of bba flavor, very disappointing. Not a lot of complexity, really sucks since the bottle was $20.99 (WF Bowery), will not purchase again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2015
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, ambered brown color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The aroma introduced typical BW scent, with ripe/dried fruit, caramel sweetness, toffee, lurking alcohol, and barrel induced hints of vanilla & subtle coconut. Full flavored and warming, hop influence was still a strong factor, even after the barrel hiatus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2161) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Dark amber pour from a bomber. Nice off white head. Nose is strongly hop forwards its just a hint of bourbon. The taste was hoppy fading to a hint of malt with a massive bitter finish when cold. As the beer warmed up it became much more interesting with toffee and vanilla coming out. Numbers are based on the room temperature tasting!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (837) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours deep dark rich brown. It has vanilla aromas and a mediums head which lasts for time. It has a malty flavor with is highlighted by vanilla notes. Starts slightly sweet but wait there is a powerful kick on the backend which makes this a big hearty drinking barleywine with great flavor. Very very well done. Oh BTW I'm part Sasquatch and we much prefer that terminology. Bigfoot is a somewhat racist term.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto (2768) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color, beige head, streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt that moves toward toffee on the swallow, followed by just enough bittering to keep things in balance. Slight alcohol warms the throat deep in the finish. I don’t detect any bourbon or oak, but no matter - it’s an exceptional brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1030) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear ruby. Aroma is vanilla, and sweet caramel. Bigger barrel notes come out as the beer warms. Some toasty malt notes, raisin, and dark sugars. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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