cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 Thanksgiving, murky orange color with thin foam, almond buttery aroma, touch of butter, malty , creamy, oak wood, pine, smooth finish
kaser (4616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carmel colored pour from 22oz bottle in St. Louis. Butterscotch and sweet. Heavy whisky flavor. A massive beer to put it lightly
ebone1988 (621) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is woody, caramel malt, toffee, bourbon, complex. Appearance is burnt orange, off white head. Taste is barrel, woody, booze, a bit of caramel and toffee, bitter, decent. Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation. Overall, I think this one with age would work better but for now I’ll stick to original Bigfoot.
Reimer96 (1645) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a syrupy dark brown with a small ring of head and nice legs up the glass. Aroma of dark dried fruits, raisins, burnt sugar, wood, vanilla and a touxh of alcohol. Taste is sweet syrupy malts following the flavors of burnt sugar, caramelized brown sugar, raisins, dates, dark dried fruits, vanilla... Incredibly complex flavors with the whiskey barrels of vanilla and light notes of oak and whiskey with a smooth alcohol warming on the finish... Great winter warmer.
sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby/caramel with a thin, off white head. Aroma is a sweet, smooth bourbon, barrel, caramel, dark fruits, and a touch of spirtness. Taste is sweeter but balanced with caramel, bourbon barrel, dark fruits, slight spice and some hope bitterness at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Oily texture with a bone dry finish. Overall a nicely aged American style Barley Wine with caramel, dark fruits, bourbon barrel, and a touch of hope bitterness at the end.
MunBro (895) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at Craft Beer Market YEG. Sierra Nevada tap takeover Nov 18. The best barley wine I have tasted. Has a nice hoppy, boozy, wine flavour. The barrell aging adds a ton of complexity. Normally not a BW fan but this is drinkable. Would get again.
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium sized head off white colour a reddish pour medium carbonation aromas nice bourbon notes oak vanilla woody rich fruits burnt caramel dark chocolate dried fruit molasses toffee the flavours dark chocolate sultanas raisins vanilla smooth bourbon roast oak caramel brown sugar toffee liquorice rich coconut a nut taste sugary sweet tastes roasted goodness medium bitter the finish good malts roast burnt rich hops lasting barrelling notes bourbon good oak bitter lovely Barley Wine
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle pours a murky amber/brown with a large khaki head. Caramel and toffee aroma, with vanilla and oak. Nice full flavor yet approachable bourbon vanilla and oak flavors, with caramel and toffee malts, raisins, steady bitterness, and light hop spice. It’s complexity lies in its straight forward simplicity, the individual favors remain simple with a complex balance. Really nice!
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2015. Dark copper color. extremely sweet, tons of malt and brown sugar. A little whiskey, but I’m not sure what kind, and it doesn’t hurt the beer at all. Extremely sweet to the point I can’t imagine drinking a full glass, and certainly not a 750. good flavor anyway, and intense beer for sharing.
abcfan (857) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep hazy brown with an eggshell head. Aroma is full of vanilla and notes of bourbon. Full bodied, finishes sweet and malty.