Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (Barrel Aged)

 
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RATINGS: 447   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 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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (4060) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
@ Basunen 16-7-13: Mycket komplex med fylliga toner av malt, tjra, socker, whisky, lakrits och torkat frukt. Lng fin eftersmak. Elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Sampled at the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Festival 2013. Clearish brown amber pour with small offwhite head. Distinctly hoppy flavor with a massive amount of american hop bitterness. I was really surprised how much the hops stuck around after 2 years! It was verging on being almost too boozy. Some age should treat this quite nicely, but as it was, I didnt really care for it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap at rrbf. Thanks Aubrey! Nose is light bourbon, and wood, lots of toffee sweetness, pine, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavor is relatively sweet, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, booze, and light pine. A bit too much but a solid sipper.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2016
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 9, 2015
2014. 11.9% . clear red with medium sized, stable, cream colored head. dusty oak, vanilla, butterscotch aroma. flavors of caramel, butter, vanilla, barrel, peachy fruits, butterscotch. complex flavors. great medium finish with medium body. the usual fresh, sharp hops of regular bigfoot have mostly diminished already when the beer hits the market. it drinks great now and will be better later, though its hard to imagine this beer improving. this should be the hottest cellarable beer of the year! i only wish i saved some of those 30th anniversary beers from a few years ago.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
750ml bottle 2/28/13 (Binnys Downers Grove)-42 in snifter-Pours a murky brown with a small off white head. Aroma of sugars, malt, whisky, caramel, and toffee. Taste of dried fruit, whisky, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and some alcohol. This full bodied brew is well balanced and is down right tasty. Great brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3944) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
Brown, small tan head.Big woody alcoholic nose.Very woody palate, far too boozy, oddly spicy. Not a fan !!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3942) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
February 26, 2016. Bottle.
Hazy amber with a small off-white head Aroma is wormwood, grass, pine, toffee, tannic wood, hints of whiskey. Taste is medium sweet, slight sharp bitterness. Finish is bitter with sharp grassy and astringent bitter notes, hints of sweet toffee and pine. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Sharp grassy and astringent bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
the first time i had this i felt it was extremely sweet. the flavors from the bourbon added a lot of sweet vanilla notes. but the second time i had it was digging it. so i dont know. i thought they were going to bottle this stuff. whatever, its not amazing and the reg. one is a lot better, but aging it for 5 years might be really nice.


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