jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Thanks to whoever supplied this! Deep amber pour. Very woody and hot on the nose. Some caramel-dipped tree bark. Chocolate and roasted grain flavor. Some leather and tangy red fruits. Quite oily, supple. Decent. 574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Sample at a cool-ass bottle share. Pours a hazy auburn color with a quickly forming khaki head that settles to a ring and leaves some touches of lace. Nose involves lots of hops, pine and mint coming forward, along with plenty of oak. Pretty sweet, and also quite bitter. Bigger body, oily, syrupy, with a drying oaky finish. Pretty cool brew, though not necessarily a huge improvement over the original. This was a fresh bottle from this year, so age I imagine would do wonders. Still, cool to try what was a really hoppy barrel aged beer. krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Deep caramel red with a foamy lasting head. Dried fruit and leather smells. Butter scotch taste that moves to a leather finish. Nice full mouth feel. cernjoh (188) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bought about a year ago in Chicago from West Lake Liquors. While opening, the cork had a nice pop propelling about 6 feet. The aroma was rich caramel vanilla brown sugar and whiskey. The taste followed suit along with a relatively strong alcohol presence. This is a sipper. Palate was good with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall a damn good Barleywine. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2014
2013 Bottle via BuckeyeBoy – thanks! Sat in the cellar for just about a year now; couldn’t wait any longer. It’s got an unmistakable Bigfoot smell; rich in hops and sweet like caramel and toffee. The whiskey barrel adds to the sweetness nicely. Pours a deep amber with perfect clarity and topped with a thick finger of creamy beige head. After several more minutes of sniffing (yep, full scale geekdom was exercised here) I finally get to tasting. Heavy hop and caramel malts, toffee, and light wood. I really like the mild influences of the whiskey barrel here, it allows Bigfoot to remain the centerpiece while adding to the overall product. Hard to say, since with only one bottle I didn’t sample fresh, but it feels mellower at this point and more complex that a typical one-year old Bigfoot. Really enjoyable; one of the best barleywines I’ve had to date.
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 750ml. 
Pours deep amber/reddish with very low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, caramel. Taste is of malt, caramel, alcohol, sugar, bitterness, booze, fusel alcohols. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Good, boozy. Nice one, but maybe too extreme to be outstanding. Huh.
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Thanks to nate321 for this one! Pours a lightly veiled caramel looking with not much head or lacing. Nose is of buttery caramel and bourbon, sugary to the extreme. Slight hops and wood. Taste is of caramel and sweet but not cloying because it is balanced by a healthy (medium-high) dose of bitterness. Alcohol shows quite a bit and mouthfeel is sticky, a real barleywine. Really nice but not necessarily an improvement to the already excellent SN Bigfoot. Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, as part of a 5-year Bigfoot vertical for our Chubby Liver barley wine party. Pours murky brown amber, looking pretty similar to the other bigfeet of the night. Some head, but not much. Aroma = bigfoot + an extra dose of vanilla, bourbon, and fruit. So much smoother than the non-barreled Bigfoot. I really dug this one. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Last pour before it ran out. Murky copper amber color. Aroma is caramelized citrus, grass, and sweet malt. Taste is oxidation, tart citrus, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and oak. The barrel aging really smooths it out well. Caterwaul (83) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pours a medium-dark copper color with a thin tan head. Smells like toffee and vanilla. taste is sweet and creamy with just a hint of hoppy bitterness to pull it back from being cloying. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick, but I don’t feel like I’m gonna choke on it or anything. This beer. This fucking beer right here. Good stuff. Very good. One of my favorite barleywines ever.