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RATINGS: 416   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $0 ][ Shot glass ][ 08.15.15 ]
hazy amber, thin cream ring. Heavy heat in nose, light wood, heavy booze. Oxidized malt, light chocolate and gum, heavy bitterness through the end. Total diabetes tooth decay

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap at hopcat, Aroma is vanilla, sweet fruits, and bourbon. Taste is fairly boozy and it finishes with a ton of heat. Flavors of bourbon, sweet fruits and oak get overpowered by the booze, good... just wish it was less boozy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1391) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2015
750 C&C Dark toffee amber color. Dark leather head. Sticky lacing and a lot of AVB legs. Nose is a lot of barrel, even for about 2 years old now. Lots of whisky and oak. Underneath is figs, caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Still a lot of booze in the nose. Taste is whisky up front and then dark fruits, brown sugar, and figs. Big, slow sipper. A tad bit still too hot but quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1235) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de David-Samuel suite à un vieillissement d?une dizaine de mois en cellier (pas David-Samuel, la Big Foot). La bière présente une noble rouge pourpre aux teintes rubis surmontée de cette mousse coquille d?oeuf abondante et collante. Ce liquide est vraiment appétissant et imposant! Arômes de whisky américain, de vanille, de noix de coco, le tout dominé par un imposant alcool qui occupe une place de premier plan. En bouche le liquide est autoritaire et exerce une poigne face à laquelle je dois m?incliner. Une base parfaitement maltée sert de pierre d?assise à ce bouquet boisé, vanillé et sucré où l?alcool ne cherche pas à se camoufler. Un sucre brun caramélisé au chalumeau. C?est puissant et c?est ce qu?on cherche ici. D?une rondeur parfaite et d?une longueur qui prolonge quasi indéfiniment ce plaisir intense, cette bière commande une lente, très lente dégustation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from Craft Beer Cellar. Poured into a Snifter, poured a deep amber-brown, with a 1cm beige head that lasted a good long while. This is only the 3rd or 4th Barleywine I’ve had, so comparisons are hard. Hops and rich, sweet malts dominate the flavour profile, with brown sugar, dark dried fruit and spice showing up. Lots of alcohol warmth. Oak is there, but not as strong as I expected. A good strong beer to enjoy now that the weather’s turning colder - certainly not a summer sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (942) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
bottle poured into a tulip glass..chestnut hue with a thin off-white head..aroma of caramel,oak,vanilla,booze,toffee...tastes of booze,vanilla,caramel,brown sugar,figs..good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1711) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2015
A great barrel aged barleywine from Sierra Nevada. Pours a fantastic deep ruby red with a tan head. Smells of whiskey, vanilla, caramel, rosemary and barleywine. Taste is whiskey all around, with some caramel, molasses, a smoky quality and vanilla in the finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (414) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours dark amber red within minimal khaki head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: malty, caramel, herbs, roasty, earthy, alcohol, butterscotch, woody, vanilla, smoke, molasses, herbal hops, floral, spices, oak, bourbon, slight cinnamon, citrus, dark stone fruit, light salt, peppercorn, bitter berries and raisin. TASTE: malty, caramel, coffee, roasty, herbs, citrus, pine bitterness, hop spice, earthy, vanilla, smoke, woody/oak, floral, soy sauce, raisin, dark stone fruit, butterscotch, spices, cinnamon, light salt, peppercorn, bitter berries, alcohol, bourbon, coriander, molasses, honey and grassy bitterness. AFTER TASTE: roasted malt bitterness, hop spice, caramel, chard oak and bourbon and an oily thick body and a nice alcohol/spice warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4782) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2015
750 ml. 2015 edition, 11.9% abv. Pour is an uncloudy, red-tinged copper with a large sticky-spongy head that settles to a thin creamy topping. Aroma of orange-vanilla toffee with touches of chocolaty resin and tea leaf. Front flavor of orange toffee turns to a melange of vanilla, chocolate, leaf and toasted oak. Long smooth finish of whiskey, chocolate and barrel. Medium-heavy body has a smooth low-medium carbonation and a dangerously drinkable balance for such richness. I was anticipating some alcohol burn, but there’s only just a nice warmth at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
Brown, small tan head.Big woody alcoholic nose.Very woody palate, far too boozy, oddly spicy. Not a fan !!

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