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RATINGS: 3361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Gold Medal Winner, Great American Beer Festival (Ales: Brown, Bitter and Pale 1987, Barleywine 1988,1992,1995). Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is an award winning example of the English Barley Wine style. It boasts a dense, fruity bouquet; an extremely rich, intense, bittersweet palate; and a deep, reddish-brown color. This ale is superbly balanced between an almost overpowering maltiness and a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness.

Beginning Gravity:23 Plato
Finishing Hops:Cascade & Centennial
Dry Hops:Centennial, Cascade & Chinook
Bittering Hops: Chinook
Ending Gravity:6.0 Plato
Yeast:Top Fermenting Ale Yeast
Malts:Two-row Barley Malt, English Caramel Malt, Dextrin Malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2005
í04. Hop aroma. Red. Flavor of hops then sweet syrup. Sweet finish. A hopped barleywine, it would benefit from less bitter flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 Imperial IPA is more like it. Hops, Hops and more Hops. Zero Malts. Not really a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2005
Tasted a 2004 bottle while in the US. (wish I could have aged it) Big hoppy nose with the expected citrusy/piney aromas of American hops. Pours out to a deep red color with a lasting off-white head that hangs around despite the high alcohol content. Starts off with crystal malt flavors of caramel and toffee which are quickly swamped by intense hoppy flavor which leads to an intense, lasting bitter finish. A medium-low carbonation and very full body give it a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Iím not very partial to the american hops in this quantity in a beer. iím sure this one is better if given time to age and the bitterness/hoppiness can mellow out, but these flavors are a little sharp/astringent when young.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle. 2004 bottle. Amber in color with a nice white fluffy head. Hoppy and malty. Nice hop flavor. Caramel flavor. Full bodied. Well balanced. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2005
This was ok, alcohol wasnít too strong at all, but I still canít tell too much of a difference between this or the pale ale or the celebration ale they all tasted the same and it didnít taste good to me, iím officially done with this company.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Bottle. 2004 version. Pours a light walnut color with nice amber 1 inch head that sticks around like that pain-in-the-ass brother in law that never brings the beer. Lacing stays just as long, almost makes you feel like making the bed in the guest room. Nose is a wonderful mix of hops (who would have guessed hops with Sierra Nevada?) and malt. Some toffee and coffee aromas that smell a little sweet. Nice. Immediate alcohol burn is followed by hops and a subtle bitter - then the blast of malty coffee. Ok, letís try it again... Oh, even better as my palate starts to move onto the actual acceptance of this lovely attack of hops and malt in this full bodied beauty. It continues on the road less traveled as the throat enjoys all the fire and carbonation of this fine brew. Burnt toast and coffee, just like a nice newlywed breakfast finish as the glass quickly empties. Breakfast with nice hops. I think the alcohol is a little too evident, which is a small problem... I really liked this one. Another high quality brew from Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2003 12oz bottle. Another New Years Barleywine. Pretty decent brew. No, Iím lying, this was fantastic. Split with my roommate who has no knowledge of barleywines other than "they have a lot of alcohol"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
1994 Version- humm who would have thought that you would still be able to drink a beer that was bottled in 94- Well dark amber in color, and 0 head with a sweet caramel smell along with a malty and chocolate taste. yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2004 12oz. bottle:Rich and full nose of hops. Dark red beer color with a inch of head at first, but simmers down to a layer of film. Exactly what I had expected from Sierra Nevada brewing. Strong and very hoppy with citrus overtones and touch of pine. Wish I had bought the whole 6-pack of this stuff even though it would of totaled like over $11 bucks. I plan to buy another 12 oz and let it age to see what happens.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
lbishop (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 24, 2004 does not count
9.6% alcohol made it *appear* appealing. The first taste was pretty rough, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. Half a bottle of this stuff later and I was looking for someplace to accidentally spill it. Only I was afraid it might burn through the table. This stuff would probably make a decent drain cleaner.

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