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RATINGS: 3067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Winter   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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 This is an enjoyable beer. Great floral aroma. There is a decent amount of bitterness but the finish is smoothed out by the alcohol. Looking forward to aging the other bottles and trying this beer after it has had time to mellow out.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MoreCoffeePlease (3) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
2014 vintage bottled on 11/29/13. A bit hazy. Dark amber appearance with a small head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is of citrusy hops and herbs, as well as some malt sweetness. Is that vanilla I pick up too? Taste up front is reminiscent of bitter grapefruit with caramel, bread and malt. Medium bodied. Bitterness lingers quite a while and the finish is dry. Very complex. One of my favorite Sierra Nevada beers. Aging a few to see how they’ll change.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (261) - - APR 14, 2014
12oz stubby poured into tulip during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood Seal Beach. Aged a year or so. Reddish amber body with tan head that is crazy sticky and leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, caramel, malt, and alcohol. Taste is strong earthy hops to begin then shifting to citrus followed by caramel and roasty malt sweetness. Alcohol esters give a fruity note as it warms the body. Full body, oily texture, low carbonation, warming and drying boozy finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bisounours (2) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Very high level. Full of excellent flavours and aromas, like a great french wine. I’m french and I know a lot of european beers, specialy Belgian beers. I consider Sierra Nevada as a very good brewery and this bigfoot as one of the best beers I’ve ever drunk.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
jhj (17) - - APR 12, 2014
33cl flaske. Flot rødbrun farve, klar. Stærk sødme duft af malt. Smag, igen sødme og bitterhed i fin balance. Typisk barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (183) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma is malt, dark fruit, standard barley wine. Appearance is light orange, with a creamy orange head. Taste is bitter, some fig, somewhat fruity, no booze. Mouthfeel is nice, soft carbonation, sticky but dry. Overall, a solid brew, much like any Sierra Nevada.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Tap. Pours dark copper color. Small off white head. Nose of berries and overripe fruits. Malty sweetness and caramel. Strong flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (176) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
2012 Bottle. Pours a dark amber / light brown. Aroma is strong caramel / honey, toast, alcohol. Taste is honey, toast, slight nuttiness, malts with a hoppy bitterness. Palate is heavy body, medium carbonation, somewhat dry finish. Overall, a bold palate wrecking beer. Pretty enjoyable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
greyghost86 (5) - - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Probably one of my most perfect likings!!! Pours a deep amber with a small amount of carbonation. Love the aroma, a nice dark sweetness that I love. Taste is a strong rich earthy fruitiness like raisin and plum soaked in alcohol. The malts seem to hold the bitterness of the hops back until the last second where they come on strong leaving me wanting more!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egg (39) - USA - MAR 28, 2014
2009 vintage. Bottle on 3/28/14. Pours a deep ruby, some light comes through when held to light. Was surprised about how carbonated it was, could’ve have been a brand new bottle. Small tan head, dissipates quickly with a lingering ring around the glass. Nose is sweet malt, alcohol, dark dried fruit, syrup. Taste is syrup, malty sweet, get a lot of alcohol heat right up front, left with brown sugar, molasses. I am surprised at how much alcohol is coming through given how old it is. Nowhere near as hoppy as new bottles. I barely get any hops through at all. Great beer and cool to see how it changes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (676) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Finally getting around to rating this after having had it so many times ... it’s almost hard to rate, I’m so familiar with it that it just tastes like Bigfoot. Anyway, 2013 bottle. Pours clear dark amber with creamy khaki head that hangs around for a long, long time and leaves behind plenty of lacing. Aroma: Big caramel nose, with plums and toffee as well. Smells rich and sweet. The hops have definitely fallen off a bit, but still contribute an earthy, herbal and resinous quality to the brew. Earthy, almost dank, musty chocolate lingering aftertaste. Almost smoky. Caramel-chocolate with a lasting earthy finish. Anise also comes into the aroma late into the glass. Feels like a beverage brewed deep in the woods -- appropriately named. Overall: One I keep coming back to again and again. Great beer.


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