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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
call me crazy, but I didn’t love it. especially for the steep price tag. Definitely bigfoot, with lots of added vanilla, oak, and booze. very big body, really big mouthfeel with not a lot of carbonation. nice complexity. really big, but over all just had too much sugary sweetness and vanilla + the big body, something about it didn’t agree with me


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1774) - - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, whiskey, and caramel. Taste doesn’t live up to the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
@ Basunen 16-7-13: Mycket komplex med fylliga toner av malt, tjära, socker, whisky, lakrits och torkat frukt. Lång fin eftersmak. Elegant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle, thanks Eddan. Deep red with a medium head. Sweetish with bourbon, fruit, toffee, malt and some vanilla. The body was thick and the finish with warming alcohol. A tasty one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2016
Bouteille 75cl, anno 2015. Cuivrée trouble, col blanc-cassé finement crémeux. Arôme au nez grains, malté, effluves de vanille, biscuité avec un léger rétro whisky complété par qcq pointes de fruits noirs. Palais est épais de suite versant sur un niveau alcool réchauffant. Petite amertume houblonnée qui offre un léger citronné et fruité, le tout accompagne parfaitement le côté profil boisé-chêne fort plaisant. Certaine douceur vanille perdure, petite note épicée en fin de bouche.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4635) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
(Sierra Nevada Bigfoot - Barrel Aged) Bottle 650 ml from Summer Secret Santa, many thanks! Corked and caged, vintage 2015. Served into a snifter, ABV 11.9% Deep red coloured body, clear, with almost a full finger of thick, dark beige head on top, with good retention. Aroma has malts, caramel, red fruits, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is sweet, lots of alcohol present, red fruits, caramel, vanilla, malts, dates, bourbon. Medium body, carbonation on the high side, sticky palate. Very good.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Bottle from 2010. Pour is deep red/tan with no head. Aroma and flavor of metal, burnt malt, whiskey, and oak. Finish is very metallic and thin. Unfortunately it was oxidized.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (4025) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2016
24 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish with a medium off white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, medium hop presence. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, above average carbonation. Nice, lingering bourbon finish with some hop presence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5642) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2016
750ml 2013 vintage. Pours out a burnt orange brown topped with a sand head. nose is nice bourbon barrel vanilla pit fruit and rich malt. .taste is holding on very well as nice bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar some light pine hops and a nice toffee caramel sweetness. .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is fairly restrained as far as the booziness goes, I expected a lot more. The huge hop nose of regular bigfoot is lessened quite a bit, it’s showing a lot more malt than hops. A rather light whiskey note and some woodiness. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma, a little more wood and bourbon than I was expecting from the nose. A rather warming finish, but I wouldn’t call it hot. I think all in all I prefer the regular version actually, though even that beer I like with a few years on it. For the heftiness of this beer you’d expect the mouthfeel to be a lot heavier and sticky, but it’s not really. Pretty enjoyable beer, but I think I’ll stick to the regular version, you can’t beat the classic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1584) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at Torpedo Room in Berkeley, California-USA. Dark purple vivid appearance, off-white foam. Nose: ouh! Vanilla, milk shake, macerated cherries! Mamma Mia! Mouth: mirrors the nose with a more complex chili finish. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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