Hair6a11 (1454) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Well - Here goes. Pour is a mahogany wonderland - with a nice, fine bubbled khaki head into this glass - it does retain well , with light spotting presence as well. The nose is feint alcohol, toffee, spices, moving to caramel and brown sugars, I suppose. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed as stated, at least to a point. There is a bittering note initial , moving to barrel presence - theres a bit of vanilla here - it moves on to heavy malted notes (caramel, brown sugars, with a touch of toffee), - there is a touch of dark fruit, with some booze, and a bit of whisky reveals itself near the finish line. It’s as expected. a nice attempt - but realistically , the base beer, while a classic - just doesn’t bring that much to the table nowadays.
Bule (1678) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle if 2015 release. Pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Strong whiskey flavor that overpowers a little even after some time to breathe.
dinkle50 (1265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red pour with a single finger head. Hard to see through. Aroma of flowers. Really dry. Taste is full of toffee, caramel and some dankness in the finish. Lots of lace. A little oak, but mostly caramel & toffee.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 Thanksgiving, murky orange color with thin foam, almond buttery aroma, touch of butter, malty , creamy, oak wood, pine, smooth finish
kaser (5181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carmel colored pour from 22oz bottle in St. Louis. Butterscotch and sweet. Heavy whisky flavor. A massive beer to put it lightly
ebone1988 (1013) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is woody, caramel malt, toffee, bourbon, complex. Appearance is burnt orange, off white head. Taste is barrel, woody, booze, a bit of caramel and toffee, bitter, decent. Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation. Overall, I think this one with age would work better but for now I’ll stick to original Bigfoot.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a syrupy dark brown with a small ring of head and nice legs up the glass. Aroma of dark dried fruits, raisins, burnt sugar, wood, vanilla and a touxh of alcohol. Taste is sweet syrupy malts following the flavors of burnt sugar, caramelized brown sugar, raisins, dates, dark dried fruits, vanilla... Incredibly complex flavors with the whiskey barrels of vanilla and light notes of oak and whiskey with a smooth alcohol warming on the finish... Great winter warmer.
sudomorph (1025) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2015 2013 bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby/caramel with a thin, off white head. Aroma is a sweet, smooth bourbon, barrel, caramel, dark fruits, and a touch of spirtness. Taste is sweeter but balanced with caramel, bourbon barrel, dark fruits, slight spice and some hope bitterness at the end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Oily texture with a bone dry finish. Overall a nicely aged American style Barley Wine with caramel, dark fruits, bourbon barrel, and a touch of hope bitterness at the end.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at Craft Beer Market YEG. Sierra Nevada tap takeover Nov 18. The best barley wine I have tasted. Has a nice hoppy, boozy, wine flavour. The barrell aging adds a ton of complexity. Normally not a BW fan but this is drinkable. Would get again.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium sized head off white colour a reddish pour medium carbonation aromas nice bourbon notes oak vanilla woody rich fruits burnt caramel dark chocolate dried fruit molasses toffee the flavours dark chocolate sultanas raisins vanilla smooth bourbon roast oak caramel brown sugar toffee liquorice rich coconut a nut taste sugary sweet tastes roasted goodness medium bitter the finish good malts roast burnt rich hops lasting barrelling notes bourbon good oak bitter lovely Barley Wine