QuezXLV (372) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent amber color with nice weight on the palate and creamy suds. The alcohol shows a bit in this but it's not overwhelming. Mild bitterness but pleasant.
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adamah (63) - - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The dark brown body held some nice dark fruit and earthy hop aromas. ICompared the í12, í11 and í10 versions back to back. They were all quite different, the í11 being the least hoppy and desirable. This has got to be my fav barley wine though due to its full hop character and balanced sweetness.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber poor with minimal head. The beer is dominated by the high alcohol with a nice light burn at the back of the throat after the fisrt sip. Nice slight malt back bone but the alcohol dominates this one just a little too much for my liking. May be some aging would be best before I try it again.
MikeJslc (477) - Utah, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 2007 bottle consumed in 2013. Medium copper, clear, off-white head. Aroma of deep malt, toffee, some toasty notes, dark fruit, moderate amount of resiny hop aroma still evident in this 5-year old bottle, some light leather/tobacco aged notes. Flavor is similar to aroma--deeply malty, toffee, raisins, some leathery aged notes, balancing bitterness, moderate resiny hop character. Full bodied, warming. This shows some of its age but has held up very well. A 2010 consumed in 2013, very similar, with a little more piney-resiny hop character remaining. Great American BW.
hopbomber (100) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As a fresh bottle this is not a barley wine itís an ipa which Iím not happy about but I bought more so ill age them and hope it improves.
Nische (73) - SaltsjŲ-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber colour. Aroma of bread, resin and some caramel. Very strong and intense taste with pine and resin. A little bit boozy finish. Overall a little bit too much for my taste.
EtTuCthulhu (399) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance of this beer combines an orangeish red color, small off-white head, and a medium grain sediment. The aroma is quite subtle with hops and dough yeast, and the taste combines a mildly bitter, slightly sweet, and a touch umami flavor for a surprisingly bold punch. The palate fuses a full body, long bitter finish, slick texture, and soft carbonation.
malkyore (53) - - APR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sierra Nevada never letís you down, and this is easily one of their crown jewels! Pours a reddish brown with a foamy off white head. Itís got chocolate, caramel, fruit and hops in the nose. And a wonderful malty hoppy ipa flavor. Caramel and sweet fruit to start, changing to a bold hoppy ipa taste in the middle, and finishes with citrusy fruits and a lot of alcohol flavor. This is a bold beer. Think torpedo on crack. Definitely one of my favorite barley wines, right up there with Founders Bolt Cutter.
Krej (42) - - APR 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this out of a 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. It poured dark amber thatís not completely opaque but you canít see through it. There wasnít much of a head. The nose is a great dry fruity smell. It tastes a little fruity and caramelly. There is a strong malt taste and you can definitely taste the alcohol. Itís bitter but not too bad. Overall this is a great beer and Iím glad I got it.
Advocate_Ames (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. The Bigfoot has a dark copper red color, a good foam head, and there is a cloudy look to this beverage. The aroma has alcohol, hops, sweet malts, and dried fruit. As for flavor I could taste weak carmel malts, various hops, lite spices, and dried dark fruit. The finish is of hops, malts, booze, and medium bitter after taste. Overall the Bigfoot is a good brew.