Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (Barrel Aged)

 
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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Bigfoot Barleywine is a craft beer legend. Each winter, this beast of a beer appears and wreaks havoc on unsuspecting palates with its intense bittersweet flavors. This yearin honor of the 30th Anniversary of this style-bending brew were releasing a very special version of this cult classic: Aged in oak whiskey casks for nearly two years, this barrel-aged Bigfoot is incredibly complex. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed, and the influence of the wood has shifted focus toward the maltwith rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins. Grab this elusive beast while you can, because it wont be around for long.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (896) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark copper caramel pour. Aroma is booze and caramel. Taste is similar, some dryness. This is really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3621) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2016
2015. Gonna dome this while i decorate the tree. Sweet raisin and molasses. Purplish color. Caramel and a bit of vanilla. Some toasty wood on the finish. Complex sipper. Take a while to drink this one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, raw sugar, raisins, light dill, oak, caramel and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with notes of bourbon, hops, raisins and caramel. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle at The Gingerman, Manhattan, New York, USA. A deep amber/red coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, boozy, hoppy, malty, caramel, bourbon aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, malty, caramel, bourbon, some vanilla. A rich tasting heavyweight, very nice indeed.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1931) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Sample @ SB&WF 2016. Classic Bigfoot base, albeit less hoppy, with a nice addition of oak and vanlilla. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
treign (31) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2016
On tap at the Chico brewpub. Pours a murky brown. Nose is a nice mix of sweet malt and barrel. Really nice flavor for a barleywine. Not too sweet with a perfect balance of flavor from the barrel. Really nice thick body as well. Really enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4586) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Clear red brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, honey, hops and apricot. Sweet flavour, caramel, vanilla. Bitter finish, caramel and hops.
(from 65cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24620) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
Keg at SBWF. Clear mahogay colour, small head. Woody whiskey aroma. Sweet and caramelly with full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Fudge and oak, warming finish where whiskey on pears lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6843) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Hoppy smell with caramel, dried fruit and oak. Similar taste with dill and oak. Nice smell!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Draught at SBWF 2016. Small but lasting white head. Smooth and barrel aged aromas with vanilla and piny hop aromas. Nice and smooth malty taste with a big body that is balanced with a firm bitterness.


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