TizzleJizzle (736) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bomber at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a clear mahogany-brown with a thin cream head. Complex taste of whiskey, oak, sweet caramel malts, raisins, vanilla esters, with a subtle floral hop finish. Average carbonation, full bodied. Other thoughts: Now that the hops have mellowed, I’m able to enjoy all the other flavors as they have come to the forefront making for a exceptionally well balanced brew.
jbuskirk (716) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything about the barrel-aged variety of Bigfoot is, in fact, Big. The body is a gloriously dark shade of brown with a huge head (incredible lacing, too, by the way). Aroma of bourbon, oak, dark fruit, and rich malt. Flavor is complex. Toffee, plum, prune, raisin, whiskey, rose hip. Bigfoot likes to be warm before it unveils its vanilla and toasted marshmallow flavors. If you’re going to take on this beast, be advised: words like full-bodied and warm don’t adequately describe this beer. I could only do this beer in sips. With the high ABV, it sure sings one hell of a lullaby. I slept like the dead after this beer. This is a brew for special occasions and small quantities. Damn impressive.
HuskerTan (983) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Raisins, booze, bourbon, dark fruits, burnt sugar.
A- Mahogany color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Raisins, dark fruits, caramel, bourbon, boozy.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, boozy finish.
O- This was super boozy and bursting with dark fruits, mostly raisin. I did not detect any vanilla or coconut which I had really hoped for. Also drank it fairly fresh. I’m sure some age would really do this beer good.
LinusStick (3020) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A damn tasty beer. Aroma was fantastic. Vanilla, bourbon and caramel with slight notes of oak. Pour was a nice medium brown with a tinge of red and a thin off white film for a head. Taste was big and delicious. Not as boozy as it smelled, the bourbon and vanilla were very full and rounded. Coconut and raisin came out as it warmed and, I rarely say this, the small hint of hops I picked up were disappointing. I was hoping they would be gone, but happily they have mellowed. Light carbonation round this great beer out.
RobertDale (4350) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with an average beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, and some whiskey. Did not pick up any coconut. Very nice.
connor0415 (47) - - APR 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not the best barrel aged barleywine, I barely got any of the barrel flavors in it. The hops dominate the aroma and taste Citrus, grass, and pine are the main constituents in the beers flavor, a tad bit of caramel malt peeks in before the bitter hops come back in the finish
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Dark coppery amber colored with light beige head. Aroma is dominated by notes of whiskey barrel, dark sugars, caramel malt and pine resin. Taste is brown sugar, resiny hops and toasted coconut upfront along with some whiskey, dark fruits and citrus rind to round things out. Mouthfeel is moderately thick and creamy with soft carbonation and a final dose of toasted oak and hops resin in the finish. Overall, it’s rich and full-flavored without being too sweet or boozy. Well done.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany in the glass with a filmy head. Aroma is dried fruits, toffee, and some booziness tingles my nostrils. Full bodied mouthful is rich with burnt sugar, more sweet dried fruit, a light barrel/vanilla presence, and some resinous bitterness. Warming. Like many have said here already, I do prefer regular Bigfoot to this, but it’s a nice sipper.
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a wine glass at Split thy Skull. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of some bitter hoppiness, toffee and caramel from the malts, light oak, and light vanilla. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best BA barley wine.
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bigfoot on toasted coconut. The barrel takes away some of the complexity of the base beer, but adds different components. Hops are there but mellowed. Bitterness is still massive, which is probably necessary for knocking out the boozy sweetness I usually don't care for in whisky barreled beers. Nothing beats Bigfoot, this included, but it's still awesome. This is barrel done right.