teemoney (86) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Murkey amber-brown color with soapy off-white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops, and something like toffee or caramel. Taste is more bready malt, with a complex hop profile with some pine and citrus and flowers, a little caramel as well. Feel is smooth, medium body. This is my first barleywine, seems like an interesting style. Kind of unique flavors.
badhack (334) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderfully full flavored barley wine without being too sweet or boozy. But it’s definitely booze. Pours an amber, murky. Tastes of malt, bread, crust and full of hop flavor. Pine, floral, spice, citrus. Aroma of dark fruit, bitter hops and cooked and burnt sugar and caramel.
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uklar mørk oransje med et hvit skum, skummet holdt bra og hang fint i glassveggen. Aroma av malt, karamell, furunål, sitrus og likør. Smaken følger aroma, men får litt mørkt sukker her. Flott bitterhet i avsluttningen
Bebum (319) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottle made in 2011, drunk in Sept 2014.
Light copper, clear, very tall head, which is very persistent.
Complex, outgoing aroma, hoppy.
Full body, densely flavored, high alcohol heat, smooth, almost silky,
Intensely bittersweet, vibrant acidity but not sharp, all these tastes in good balance.
Hoppy, above all but also very malty, as one would expect. Bigfoot and big, big pleasure, but I prefer an imperial IPA.
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martin00sr (817) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, reddish copper. Small, sudsy/airy offwhite head. Heavy, resinous hoppy aroma. Creamy mouthfeel, quite bitter flavour, very hoppy with a solid malt backrground, sherry notes. Dark, bittersweet citrus and light, nicely controlled alcohol heat.
Maddog (399) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old School Badass! 2012 vintage. Bigfoot is a classic barleywine that has stood the test of time. Aromas of huge malt, classic NW hops and dark fruits and an impressive, cloudy dark amber color and a chunky tan head make this an impressive beer even before enjoying it. The flavors are very sweet malt with a nice showing of hops. Raisins and other dark fruits and even some slight spice shine through. A massive beer.
tia (1002) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Commercial Taphouse. Brown with ample foamy head and generous lacing. Smells kind of like rum raisin cake. Initially sweet with a slight booziness and chocolatiness them nice and bitter. A little velvety but with a nice bitter finish.
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-22-13-
Poured from bottle into snifter glass
Appearance- The beer pours a mahogany color with ruby red highlights and a small white head. The head fades quite quickly leaving a great level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big and malty with a strong presence of a pine and earthy hop aroma. Mixed with these aromas are some port alcohol and spice aromas as well, giving the brew a very warming smell.
Taste- The taste of the brew is as the nose would predict. It begins with a strong malty and bready base with caramel, toffee, and cherry flavors that bring a nice balancing sweetness to the taste. As the taste advances further some of the hops detected in the nose begins hitting the taste buds with the sweetness losing much of its potency. The hops are mainly of a pine and herbal taste and grow stronger as the taste moves to the end. Along with the hop flavor so too arrives flavors of the alcohol and spice that were sensed in the nose. These flavors grow stronger more toward the end as well and when all combined the flavors leave a heavy and warming taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the thick and chewy side with the carbonation level on the lower side. The thick and chewy nature of the brew wonderfully suits the robust flavors, and when coupled with the lower carbonation, it makes this a slow sipper, just as the brew should be.
Overall- A hoppy style barleywine a little on the drier side. While not my favorite barley it is a good drinking and enjoyable brew.
bubblehouse (471) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better barley wines. Descent aroma but really smooth and tasty. A really good offering.
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy, light mahogany, big thick creamy off white head, lots of thick lacing. Aroma caramel, toffee, pineapple, eaethy, bready. Taste bitter upfront, almost an artificial sweetener flavor, caramel, toffee, very earthy slight pineapple. Mouthfeel full body, medium carbonation, slight alcohol bite, semi-dry finish. Overall interesting, good big beer now, very complex, I think the slight artificial sweetener flavor and bitterness would subside with age, I need to age one of these.