Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (Barrel Aged)

 
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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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 year—in honor of the 30th Anniversary of this style-bending brew— we’re 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 malt—with rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins. Grab this elusive beast while you can, because it won’t be around for long.

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Prufrockstar (2132) - 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.

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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.

4.5
Caterwaul (51) - 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.

4.1
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft at GABBF Scotch Barrel: Poured murky brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet vanilla. Taste was woodsy oak, scotch alcohol, vanilla, and malt. Finish was dry.

3.6
Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bus beer, 2014 RBWG. Red, clear, ring of foam. Typical Bigfoot aggressive nose, with bourbon added. Flavor is very sticky pine and molasses and a good dose of bourbon

3.7
italarican (1551) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBWG bus tour (LaZoom!). Definitely has that toffee with barrel notes profile. Velvety body.with slight pine and orange peel presence. Some butternut squash soup in the finish that really works!

3.8
drsordr (2662) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle pour dark amber. Nose bourbon and sweet malt with some dank hop. Taste bourbon up front,some vanilla,then faint spice. Bitter finish.

3.9
jtclockwork (16603) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Etched glass bottle. Pours orange amber with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, orange candy, dark fruit, sticky caramel and molasses. Full body.

4.7
cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 28, 2014
Had the privilege of having this amazing brew last night. Pours a cloudy Amber/yellow with a white cream head. You immediately get smells of malts, vanilla, subtle bourbon and good fruit notes. Taste is unbelievably smooth. Get a great flavor from the bourbon barrels. Good woody quality with rich vanilla. Mouth feel is very thick and lingering and the finish is as smooth as velvet. Nice sweet bourbon finish.

3.8
italianjohn (3143) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Deep reddish amber pour with a small off white head ... aroma is of whiskey, coconut, vanilla, woody and caramel malts and of faded hops .... Taste is of coconut, sweet caramel malts, wood, whiskey, vanilla with some faded piney bitter hops and some dark fruit .... has a dry woody finish with some faded bitter hops and rich caramel malts ... .excellent brew. ...2015 bottle fresh flavor is boozy and very oaky with lots of vanilla with a big hop bitterness .... Aroma of coconut, vanilla and oak with lots of bourbon .... Excellent either as a young or aged beer


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