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RATINGS: 3345   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2016
I got this to cellar but then couldn't wait to try it. Hell, there are many left in Japan so I'll just get another later on. Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine 2016 vintage 9.5% is a beer that is the first one many Americans cellar. It pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is hugely malty sweet with orange blossoms and citrus hop notes provide a nice counterpoint. Medium bodied with a surprisingly dry finish. The taste is syrupy malt sweetness and bold bitter hops. Not as complex as expected but a good example of a classic American Barleywine. I'm guessing withore age it'd develop more complexity as the hops drop out and allow the malts to shine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
babymammoth (44) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2016
Super tasty go to Barley Wine, really enjoy the instant bitterness packed with floral notes which carry the bitterness through. A great beer for any occasion

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Hold da op!! Der er fest i min mund og alle er inviteret. En ekstrem humlet barley wine med stor fylde og krop. Der er noget træagtigt over eftersmagen. Den smager ikke så meget af frugt som nogle barley wine gør, den er helt klar mere "tør" i det. Drukket en fra 2008, men er helt sikker bedre efter nogle år, hvor den vil blive mere vinøs i det.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7004) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - dark Amber pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty with nice dark dried fruity nuance, some caramel and toffee sweetness coming in, solid hoppy backing, great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (344) - - MAR 5, 2016
Caramel malt and pine hops, lots of grapefruit as well. Taste is caramel, tea leaves, pine tar, and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danfontaine (40) - - MAR 2, 2016
Aroma- pine and resin up from, caramel malt behind that maaaaybe some dark dried fruit. Appearance- deep reddish brown, off white head, gorgeous Flavor - no doubt this is American. Hop forward, over powers the malt a bit, bitter lingering aftertaste Mouthfeel- full bodied, nicely carbonated, a bit goopy but to be expected Overall- very nice for the style however I'd prefer and English barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (962) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Mahogany color, beige head. Brown sugar nose, dried fruit, prunes, dusty notes, hint of sweet licorice. Sweet malty taste, dried fruit, hint of alcohol, dry and bitter finish. Full body, soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (228) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Nice sweetly scent coming off this brew I mean some brown sugar. Rich somewhat deep dark fruits like grape blood Orange plum. Dark amber in color. Taste is of fermented fruits like plum and kiwi. With wine like after taste sweet malts in between. It was a must try on my bucket list. And rock art being the only BW style I’ve tried thus far really like your. But very potent brew really a good nurser. Great job really smooth for being 9.6.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inpherno (8) - Northglenn, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2016 does not count
Did a verticle tasting from 2004, 2009, & 2013 vintages. 2004 aging has really mellowed the hop flavor. 2009 has a peppermint aroma & flavor. 2013 was less boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kostasgiotis (74) - GREECE - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2016 Some call it dubbel.I’m kiding.It is a big beer with a full body and a lot of alcohol that makes its way to the taste.the color is deep redish brown and the head is two fingers off-white with medium retention.the smells are hops (enough you american brewers), some malt sweetness, caramel and alcohol.the taste is bitter with some sweet notes,caramel with a lot of hops flavour.Overall is a great beer.

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