DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep amber with a medium white head. Sweet hoppy and barley smell to it. Tastes sweet and bitter at the same time just like I think all Barleywines do. The palate had a real nice feel to it being dry and syrupy at the same time but a simple uninteresting aftertaste. Good barleywine but not as good as a lot of the ones I’ve had.
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is good stuff. So far, This is my favorite Ale. This is also the best rating I have given ANY beer, yet. I went to the beer store to get some Lion Stout by suggestion, but when I saw this in the cooloer I had to get some. I bought some for my dad’s last birthday and we enjoyed it so much, i’ve bought it a few times since.
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2005 Bigfoot. Pours thick; a copper-golden brew. Citrus aroma that exploded upon reaching the front of the mouth. Rolled over the back of the tounge much more smoothly than anticipated. 9.6%?! Well hidden. So well rounded it seems mythical.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big Food 2001. Pours a hazy warm-amber beer with an orange glow and a small yellow-beige head that falls doun quick. Powerfull nose with touches of dry caramel, vegetal citrus esthers, peache-pit, Calvados hors d’age and loads of great hops. It has a full taste with smooth roundings of caramel candy, nuts, some dry forrest leafs, bayleaf, lemongrass, and again this kick of nobel hops.
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Unlike some previous versions, the 2007 Bigfoot can be enjoyed immediately without aging. It pours with fine carbonation, marked viscosity, and plenty of hop lace. Sierra Nevada’s hop blend (Cascade and Centennial ) produces a citrus-peel bitterness, pitted against the massive caramel malt, and the malt narrowly takes over in 2007. Chinook hops emerge only in the palate. This finishes quite clean, given its great strength. Only the hoppiness and a slight diacetyl character remain in the finish. Recommended.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 12oz - Tight aroma of hops and carmel. Transparent brown with a tint of red. Starts off with a good off white head and leaves good lacing. This is such a smooth barleywine. I haven’t had one since my "awakening" and it is really great. All the flavors of hops, citrus, and carmel that make a barelywine great without the exaggerated bite. No ageing necessary.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a beer....goes down smooth, notes of fruit, concealed alch, not to bitter, an excellent barleywine perfect carb content. Remindes me of dogfish 120
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in San Jose. Obtained from PlumpJacks in San Francisco. Tasted while attending a conference in my home away from home - SFBA. Colour and appearance is dark amber / ruby colour. Very little thin white head, dissipates quickly in the glass. Aroma is laden with bitter and acrid hoppiness with subtle hints of fruit and spice. Flavour is intense - dominently bitter with a finish that is backed up by a malty backbone.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004. Pours reddish brown, with large non-lasting head. Aroma of citrus fruit, wine and caramel. I was aprehensive about tasting this, worried it could be too bitter for my taste buds...how wrong I was. The taste is rich, bold, bitter but balanced out by the malt presence...add in some fruit flavours and you have a killer beer. The high abv is felt more than tasted. Every beer geek must gie this a try.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
damn, this wes nice. carmel/fruity aroma. balanced enough, but quite hoppy. full bodied, oily mouthfeel. long bitter finish. this was dangerously drinkable. very very nice.