bulldogops (2859) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2018
Rating #2786 - 2016.08.29 - Capstone for our Bottleshare at CBI. Hazy orange-brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is burnt sugar, vanilla, cooked plums, earth. Not much alcohol on the palate, tempered nicely, some sweet sticky texture and a ton of body. The search for Bigfoot continues. hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2017
It pours brown with reddish hues. Head retention is moderate and it has visible legs. It has numerous malty and hoppy aromas initially. The malty flavors are caramel and molasses. The whiskey notes are moderate. There are also some citrus flavors and dark fruits of figs and raisins. There is a hint of spice in the background. The whiskey flavors are prominent with the caramel and molasses. There is also a slight brunt note in the background. In addition there are cherry pipe tobacco notes with figs, floral, and citrus flavors in the background. It has a full body that is not quite chewy with a moderately bitter after taste with a slight hot alcohol warming into the finish. Overall, there are an abundant aromas and flavors the work well together than become more clear as the beer warms. The slight hot warming is just enough to make it enjoyable and not overly done. Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing notes. Aroma of caramelized malt notes with light residual sugar with vanilla and oak notes also perceptible. Taste is a great mix of caramelized malt notes with light sugar notes also perceptible, with some oak, vanilla and bourbon notes also present. Body is full with good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Quite the big beers but still keeping some good drinkability with plenty of complexities. Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle from a friend. Deep copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, resin, hops, pine, dried fruits, oak and bourbon. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, bourbon, oak, dried fruits and pine. Excellent barley wine. Voodoo (716) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Pours a root beer color with a thin off white head which is gone in a hurry....aroma of whiskey, oak, vanilla.....taste is oak dominant, quick hit of sweet barley wine taste shows up, then moving into a bit of booze and vanilla, slightly dry finish of earthy bitterness.
Bacchus66 (1006) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Draft at the NC source. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Dark malt up front then raisins, molasses, vanilla, oak, wine, hops. Big flavors. Lingering, warming finish. Fairly awesome. Bought a bottle of the 2015 vintage for later. (notes) nickd717 (4997) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2017
This is one of those that you have to tick, so finally I did. 750ml bottle, too large of a format, but whatever. Tough to deal with that volume. The appearance crushes it. Deep chestnut-amber color with a large, lacy khaki head. The aroma is sticky, syrupy, whiskey, caramel, brown sugar, oak, coconut, and sherry. As for the flavor, well, let me start by saying that English-style barleywine is better, chiefo. But within the limitations of the American style, this is legit. Good sweet caramel malt base, some sherry oxidative notes, faded hops, slightly tannic oaky, bourbony, raisin notes. Full-bodied, higher carbonation for the style. Pretty solid. PugUglyBrewer (840) - - JUL 13, 2017
Rich cola brown color with a dense head of sand colored foam. Has the caramel rich malt and bold pine resin hoppiness holding it together from the standard Bigfoot. This monster evolves that classic boldness of Bigfoot and cranks it up with intense aromas and flavors of vanilla, oak, prune, burnt sugar, and warming whiskey.