Douberd (4539) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sierra Nevada Bigfoot - Barrel Aged) Bottle 650 ml from Summer Secret Santa, many thanks! Corked and caged, vintage 2015. Served into a snifter, ABV 11.9%
Deep red coloured body, clear, with almost a full finger of thick, dark beige head on top, with good retention.
Aroma has malts, caramel, red fruits, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon.
Taste is sweet, lots of alcohol present, red fruits, caramel, vanilla, malts, dates, bourbon.
Medium body, carbonation on the high side, sticky palate.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Bottle from 2010. Pour is deep red/tan with no head. Aroma and flavor of metal, burnt malt, whiskey, and oak. Finish is very metallic and thin. Unfortunately it was oxidized.
HonkeyBra (4019) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
24 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish with a medium off white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, medium hop presence. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, above average carbonation. Nice, lingering bourbon finish with some hop presence.
BuckeyeBoy (5501) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml 2013 vintage. Pours out a burnt orange brown topped with a sand head. nose is nice bourbon barrel vanilla pit fruit and rich malt. .taste is holding on very well as nice bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar some light pine hops and a nice toffee caramel sweetness. .
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is fairly restrained as far as the booziness goes, I expected a lot more. The huge hop nose of regular bigfoot is lessened quite a bit, itís showing a lot more malt than hops. A rather light whiskey note and some woodiness. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma, a little more wood and bourbon than I was expecting from the nose. A rather warming finish, but I wouldnít call it hot. I think all in all I prefer the regular version actually, though even that beer I like with a few years on it. For the heftiness of this beer youíd expect the mouthfeel to be a lot heavier and sticky, but itís not really. Pretty enjoyable beer, but I think Iíll stick to the regular version, you canít beat the classic.
ippopotamo36 (1560) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Torpedo Room in Berkeley, California-USA. Dark purple vivid appearance, off-white foam. Nose: ouh! Vanilla, milk shake, macerated cherries! Mamma Mia! Mouth: mirrors the nose with a more complex chili finish. Great beer!
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bluejacket74 (1772) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle, 2015 vintage, 11.9% ABV. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a murky brownish/ruby red color with about an inch light tan head that stayed around for a very long time. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, toffee, oak and a bit of chocolate. However, the taste isnít as nice as the aroma. Thereís an unpleasant medicinal bitter flavor that luckily weakened somewhat the longer I drank it, along with some dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar and booziness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís syrupy and has a decent amount of carbonation. I didnít have any problem finishing the bottle, but I didnít like that medicinal flavor in this brew at all. At $19.99 a bottle Iíll pass on this in the future at that price. Iíll just stick with regular Bigfoot instead.
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft into a snifter at Brouwer's. Brown color with ruby highlights and a khaki ring. Syrupy sweet and boozy aroma with a hint of wood and vanilla. Mellow flavor of vanilla, tobacco and molasses, with a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Well done to make it drinkable and not over-the-top. No hint of the ABV at all.
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WABeerFiend (380) - - MAR 26, 2016
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
2015 edition. Poured 03.16.16. A: Marmalade, oak, lemon, funky sour cherry. A: Thin off-white head quickly fades to a ring and swirls of foam. Hazy dark red body. T: Bitter grass, vinegar, and sour raisin dominate. O: I had high hopes for this one, but it smelled awful before even tasting. The sourness was overwhelming in the smell and flavor. There were no toffee, caramel, toasted coconut, or whiskey flavors. Surprisingly, this was a drain pour. Maybe it was infected.
rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance of the beer was significantly murkier than the regular Bigfoot, with a brown color starting to look like a mix between a Barleywine and a Dubbel. The head was two fingers thick, and extremely long lived. The aroma was not hop laden like the Bigfoot I remember. Instead of the hop assault, there was a smell of raisins, mixed with vanilla, honey, and toffee. The taste was a parade of dark malt flavors like fig, dark cherry, brown sugar, and caramel. The wood tannins were also strongly present, in the form of vanilla, charred oak, and cinnamon. The hops were far less prominent than regular Bigfoot, but provided a subtle bitterness and spice mid palette onward. The finish was quite dry due to the combination of tannic acids and lingering hops. This was a serious beer that requires slow sipping. It showed off the barrel aging very well. I prefer regular Bigfoot to this, as it is much more lively to me.