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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Jupiter Sour Sunday. Pours orange amber with a thin beige head and a slightly sour toffee aroma. There is a very bitter molasses flavor with a dry carbonated finish. This beer is very complex with notes of vanilla booze, raisins and candi sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear burnt sienna with a yellowish tan that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount vanilla and sweet grain with underlying toffee and oak. Flavor has more toffee and burnt sugars with underlying vanilla and sweet grains.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
750, corked and baled. Pours a clear and very dark amber with a big, creamy, surging tan head that doesn’t really stick around. Almost no lace. Big sweet freshcut hardwood and bourbon nose, kinda what you would expect from a BA Bigfoot--that dense maltiness combined with the herbal hops always gives that woodshop smell. The apricot and vanilla from the bourbon blends right in and creates something slightly new. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Hardwoods, molasses, gingerbread, apricot, and vanilla on the mid palate. Long sweet malty finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5878) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by a stranger at DLD- thank you, kind stranger, for reading my wants list! Pours a clear tea-amber color with a small off-white head. Man, the bourbon is big in this one. Alcohol burn in the nostrils and on the palate, with vanilla and caramel notes throughout. But the undeniably heavy hops of the Bigfoot shine through, too. Very cool. Medium-bodied, with a sticky, sweet, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Excellent, though might do even better with some age on it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pour out 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramelized sugar, dark fruits, nice earth, lots of oak, bourbon, hints of earth and spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, oak, nice vanilla, whiskey, finishing fairly bitter, nice and sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5661) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle on the bus, first pour! .. . Pours a deep caramel gold .. . mild foam, spots of lacing . .. woah, very boozy stuff . .. not getting any barrel, just hot caramel and burn .. . what the hell is this?? this isn’t bigfoot .. amazingly disappointed but probably would have gotten a much better score if this didn’t have "sierra nevada bigfoot" on the label .. . . i know, but they were great for throwing. fluttered all over.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5617) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle - thanks Jeff! Reddish golden pour with a white head. Thinner body. Whiskey is pronounced. Hop aroma as well. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
750 ml bottle bought at Guntown. Pours a murky brown color with a medium white head. A fresh hop nose with bourbon. A nice flavor, the base does come out but certainly the Bourbon is big and hot, vanilla and dried fruit. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Woody herbal bourbon tobacco and caramep. Pours amber thin head. Nice bourbon caramel brown sugar with nice bitterness. Smooth finish. Nice.


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