S_Side_Smitty (614) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber-brown with a large light tan head. Aroma is molasses and creamy choclate-like malts. Aroma is smoooth! Taste is smoooth!! - malts come first, then hop bitterness, then a sweet smooth malty heaven with mild wiskey barrel in the finish. Really, really good!
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a dark reddish amber color. Nose has some strong bourbon notes, and ends up being very dark and smooth. Glad I found this one.
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a dark amber with some creamy, white head. Nose is standard Bigfoot, malt, pine resin, orange rind with vanilla, caramel, wood. Flavor is sticky sweet, pine, wood pulp, vanilla. Full bodied, sticky finish.
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Burnt gold. Minimal head.
Incredibly sweet like candy. Some vanilla and cinnamon are apparent
Sweet with pears and heavy malts. Finish is a bitter Oaked vanilla with a medicine cough syrup astringency. Very strong in a white chocolate sort of way. Yet lower abv
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep garnet with a creamy head that settles to a ring. Aroma is caramel, roasty malt, toasted coconut, and dark fruit. Taste is cream, fig, caramel, raisin, and coconut. Medium mouth feel, low carbonation, and a boozy dry finish.
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured a caramel color with aromas of caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, booze, and some light dark fruit. Flavors follow suit with a litle booze on the back end. Thanks to the person who shared this a nice beer that I am glad I got to try.
ryecatcher (1059) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Pours a thick and cloudy, deep copper brown with an off-white, heavy-duty (industrial-grade) head, outstanding retention. Mad lacing. Nose is bourbon-barrel, caramelly malt, dried fruit, some vanilla. Mouth is boozy and sticky, semisweet up front, then dries out and hits a long, almost tanniny hoppy bitterness. This is markedly better than the standard Big Foot (which I really didn’t care for), but it still has a finish that tastes like old pennies, which I could do without. I will admit though, that last part aside, this is a decent barley wine.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is bitter with soft vanilla, toasted coconut, floral hops, soft wood notes, booze, caramel and soft citrus. Taste relaxes on the hop bitterness and thrusts more toasted coconut, vanilla, and wood to the forefront along with citrus, dark fruit, pine resins, caramel, brown sugar, chewy malt and booze. Body is medium-full and chewy with dense carbonation and medium to full alcohol warmth. Ends with a bit more of the hop bitterness, softer coconut, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit notes, sticky malt, brown sugar, wood and citrus notes. Nice!