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RATINGS: 3145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bork (166) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Very pleasant balance between malts and hops with a long bitter finish. Some alcohol warming follows.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Its body has a deep reddish brown color with a slight haze. The head is thin, about one finger, and very clingy. Over time as I slowly sipped this one it gradually settled down to wispy thin covering that makes nice lace rings. There are lots of wonderful citrus and resiny pine like hop notes in the aroma over rich sweet caramel and roasted malty notes. The alcohol is noticeable and boozy in a good way. Its big full body brings a base of warm boozy sweet malt with strong hops mixed in. There are notes of rich caramel, roasted grain and red lickerish candy covered with powerful citrus and resiny spicy hops. Hop bitterness bites onto the tongue and hangs on long into the finish. The texture has a firm slick feel with nice soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeyAre (210) - - JUL 6, 2014
Great golden reddish color with rather thin head. Smells of hops! The taste is hoppy and very smooth at the same. Of course the high alcohol level shows up but remains quite discrete. Really a great beer!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (177) - - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a dark oaky body with a medium head. Light hoppy aroma. Rich and complex taste with bread, burnt candy and a rough finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
panacea (73) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Pours deep dark brown with white/yellow foamy head. Nose is raisins, piney hops and alcohol. Taste is hoppy and sweet with hints of dried fruit. Full and malty body. Very nice american barley wine but it lacks some in complexity compared to other BWs. Maybe it will improve with age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Seffle (164) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Systemet. 2014 vintage. Pours a beatiful dark copper amber with a nice firm head. Heavy aroma with caramell malt and floral hops. Sweet rich palate with a delicate blend of sweet malt and rich bitter hoppiness. Excellent to a very sweet pecan pie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whaleale (14) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 The best of the best No equal to this malty beast with plenty if hood to balance the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanVah (141) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Härligt blommig doft. Lång smak av beska med en aning av sötma. Finns det mer att tillägga?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMA (174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Thick look. Small brown head. Dark brown red color. Malty. Full, fresh body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (832) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Amber color , medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma with hint of caramel malt. Malt, pine , tropical fruits in taste. Long, dry and bitter aftertaste. Great.

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