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RATINGS: 3257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
Dark amber pour out of a bottle.slight head with some lacing. Gentle aroma with a nice bitter taste and good easy finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (2309) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Not sure why I haven’t rated this yet. Pours a deep copper color. Not much head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Some caramel and vanilla notes. Tastes sweet with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Vintage bottle 2005. Pours deep amber color, little bit beige head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, malty, honey, raspberries. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, hoppy, caramel, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (3160) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
2005 bottle shared by Cuso, crazy. Aroma caramel, fruity, slight alcohol. Hazy brown colour. Taste revealed the alcohol fully after such a long ageing. Warming, sherry, strong, some light caramel. Too alcoholic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (962) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
bottle kindly shared by Cuso at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting. Vintage 2005. black redish color. small off-white head. smells liquerish, malty sweet, dried fruits, coconut, wooden notes, plums. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of dried fruits, coconut, not too much sweetness left, a bit harsh, alcohol. roasty / liquerish finish. quite nice, a bit alcohlic and I would expect a bit more sweetness which probably disappeared over time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IngetSlick (73) - - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget (2015). Big beige creamy head. Amber-red body. Smells caramel, almond, yeast, citrus.Tastes barley, caramel, citrus. Very bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (949) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy deep red color with a small white head. Aroma: caramel, hay, stone fruits, wood, lemon, grass, dried fruits, spice, vanilla, rasins. Palate: Full body, smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stampion (188) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a deep dark Amber. Tastes sweat, toffee, toasted caramel. Finishes hoppy and bitter. Complex and well balanced. High in alcohol. Make you feel warm inside after each gulp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrohia (206) - - MAY 23, 2015
Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati, bottle. Dry. Rye. I gave it a try. I cannot lie. It's very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3120) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle: Hazy copper-amber color with a light-tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma full of dark fruit; dates, figs, plums, covered in a layer of sweet caramel, toffee, booze, & faint molasses. Flavor follows through with loads of booze-soaked dates & raisins, though the palate adds more malty sweetness to the mix. Lots of brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee. Quite hoppy when fresh, big notes of pine & earth with a bit of bitter ashiness near the back-end. A slight touch of vanilla lingering in the finish with a heavy, warming boozy finale. Sticky mouth feel. A solid barleywine, especially for the availability & price.

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