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RATINGS: 3133   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (348) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear amber-brown with tanned head. Smell is bitter grapefruit and sweet malt. Taste is extremely bitter pine, grapefruit, dried fruit and some warming alcohol. Long lingering dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dangermutant (11) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Aroma is hoppy, notes of pine, whole cone. Hint of pine. Appearance is a nice deep amber. Taste is a nice balance of bitter pine hops and almost a sweet malt flavor. Overall this is a great well balanced style. Definately reccomend it. 2014 series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwgl (45) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Första barleywinet jag smakar. Gillar det - bittert men samtidigt sött och humligt, men framför allt maltigt. Smakar inte alls alkohol trots sina 9,5 %. Ser fram emot att testa fler barleywines!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (249) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Flaska från SB. Vacker lätt grumlig rödbrun vätska med ett fantastiskt gräddigt skum. Doftar av torkad frukt, kola och malt. Söta russintoner i smaken, lätt bränt. Stor i smaken! Bra beska. En mycket trevlig öl!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (237) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
@Nedre Mölla. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Malt, humlig, karamell. Smak: Dito + sötma. Kroppen är fyllig, viskositeten hög, avslutningen är rejält besk. Mycket trevlig men den hade gärna fått vara ännu mer komplex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonTja (241) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
2014 edition. Smell is deeply hoppy, smell of pure hop cones, some malt. Malt background is not that sweet, but some caramel notes, very full malt feel, the hops are deeply bitter with very little aroma coming through, some raisin like quality, but overall it feels like a 90 minute hop addition only Double IPA. I guess it would be better a few years old than fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (527) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, lupulo, alcohol, ligeramente dulce, amargo, muy ligeramente a uvas pasas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (170) - HONG KONG - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle, 2014 version. Smells of sweet slightly tart dried fruit, raisin and an almost rubbery mustiness. Tastes of raisiny malt, alcohol, spice, very hoppy (esp. for a barleywine) finish. Body is incredibly smooth. Not bad but hard for me to objectively judge since I'm not the biggest fan of barleywines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (217) - HONG KONG - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Citysuper. Sweet piney hops aroma. Taste is similarly sweet and hoppy with bitter boozy finish. Thick palate. Okay - like a much much bigger Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (53) - - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a giant pillowy head. Minimal lacing. Color is a dark dark red, almost brown. Aroma is such nice caramel sweetness, raisins, dark fruits. Flavor is malty and sweet, then hops come in, and the aftertaste is hops, but balanced. Nothing really overwhelms you. Great barleywine, done right.

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