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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1819) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Sample @ SB&WF 2016. Classic Bigfoot base, albeit less hoppy, with a nice addition of oak and vanlilla. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
treign (21) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2016
On tap at the Chico brewpub. Pours a murky brown. Nose is a nice mix of sweet malt and barrel. Really nice flavor for a barleywine. Not too sweet with a perfect balance of flavor from the barrel. Really nice thick body as well. Really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Clear red brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, honey, hops and apricot. Sweet flavour, caramel, vanilla. Bitter finish, caramel and hops.
(from 65cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23726) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
Keg at SBWF. Clear mahogay colour, small head. Woody whiskey aroma. Sweet and caramelly with full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Fudge and oak, warming finish where whiskey on pears lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Hoppy smell with caramel, dried fruit and oak. Similar taste with dill and oak. Nice smell!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Draught at SBWF 2016. Small but lasting white head. Smooth and barrel aged aromas with vanilla and piny hop aromas. Nice and smooth malty taste with a big body that is balanced with a firm bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (373) - , Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2016
4 pack from Costco, 22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass Sight: Brown hazy liquid, dark tan foam, quickly disappears Smell: aroma of grains Taste: low bitterness, hint of sweetness Aroma: long finish, alcohol comes out Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for Drank: 9/22/2016 8:33 PM

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (3044) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
At SWBF 2016. Pours caramel with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, bourbon, oak, butterscotch, figs, dates, raisins, plums. Holy fuck that aroma! Taste is loads of caramel and candied fruit with prominent toasted oak notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit oily with moderate carbonation. Just wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4224) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Draft at Slaters. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, caramel, cinnamon and booze. Soft flavor of creamy herbal caramel, riasin, toffee, buttery vanilla and some malt. Very sticky sweet beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1237) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Poured from big bottle. Smelling that bourbon barrel oak. Amber mahogany with lacing. Tasting oak, vanilla, big alcohol, caramel, roasted malt, dried fruit. Mellows nicely as it warms. A bit strong, but excellent.

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