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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Draught @ SWBF’12

Pours dark reddish with a foamy head. Aroma of malts, caramel, wood, oak, vanilla and hints of hops. Taste is malty and sweetish with a lot of wooden notes, oak, vanilla and hops. Finish is sweet and malty. Nice, quite tasty and well aged barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Aroma of sticky pine resin, maple wood and slight caramel. Pours red with little head. Tastes sweet with nice pine notes, resin, alcohol, tart fruit and slight caramel. Nice but needs to mellow out the hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Dark brown pour with a beige head that fades to a film. Strong aroma of molasses, sticky dates, wood, vanilla, and honey. Strong barrel characteristics in the taste. A lot of maple syrup, whiskey, vanilla, raisins, and some hop bitterness. Alcohol is very concealed. Wood and vanilla aftertaste. Full and sticky on the palate. Really enjoyed it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeahler (43) - USA - MAR 8, 2013
750ml bottle to snifter. Pours a beautiful deep ruby with a puffy off white head that receded very quickly. Smells great! Bittersweet Bigfoot backed up by a sweet bourbon. The barrel isn’t overpowering at all, it’s really nice. Sweet maltyness, vanilla and oak upfront with a nice bourbon middle and decent hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is decent, low carbonation giving it a syrupy texture. Very good stuff, hope they decide to release this again

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (847) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Sample pour from Ron at World of Beer Tampa Palms.. Nose is smooth caramel and booze up front. Bourbon is coming through nicely. Flavor is super solid with plenty of rich malts and caramel and a healthy dose of bourbon to keep it going. This thing lingers for a minute or two, and it’s worth every sip. I’m a fan, and quite happy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2013 release. Even deeper caramel mahogany than normal Bigfoot. Fast dissipating head. Huge oak vanilla character on the nose. Nice malt up front, but then the whiskey and oak characters take over. Wood tannins, vanilla, slight oxidation. And almost a spice character. I’m loving how the beer has interacted with the spirit and barrel characters. Delightful.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2013 Bottle pour after doing a vertical of a few years of normal Bigfoot. Barrel Aging this stuff if the way to go. Strong boozy taste and smell. Just what I’m looking for in a BA barley wine

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a clear browned amber with a thin white head. Warm wood, whiskey, caramel. Big plums, earthy old hops. Lots of plum and prune, chocolate, warm and boozy. Very big, definitely a sipper. Long oxidization and plums with some wood bitterness on the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Nice orange ruby pour, light fizzing head. aromas of whiskey, vanilla, figs. Aging has done this well although I think one more year in the bottle and it will be prime. It still has a heavy hop profile that hides a lot of the underlying flavors of raisin, fig and plum. Finish is dry and whiskey.


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