Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (Barrel Aged)

 
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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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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3.9
northropfrye (3662) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2017
Tap in south Fargo jl beers. Reddish body. Sweet fruity boozy vinous aroma. Taste is the same with a dry finish and bubelgum and vanilla.

3.8
weordie (1316) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Pours copper with a fluffy head. The aroma is oak, vanilla and sweet malt. Flavour is a big oaky, vanilla and Bourbon hit.

4
GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle thanks to Owen. Pours deep crimson red with no head. Aroma is caramel and slight oak. Taste is caramel sweet, bitter pine, vanilla sweet, oak.

3.3
Fatehunter (2585) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Pours a thin head on dark brown body. Aroma is wood, burnt wood, caramel, vanilla and raisins. Taste is wood, mellowed pine bitterness and vanilla. Texture is medium.

2.6
DeanF (2471) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
Good light dark brown body you can see through it anyway and a little head. Yeah, head, these pubs gotta think more about their hatred of head. Headhate! S’bayadd mkay? Heavy heavy ginger on this thing and that is an understatement. Sucking on it I do say. Flavour is overpowered by a frebre3ze style ginger taste with vague hints of malt. No booze but trading ginger in place of it dont’t jive either knowwaddamsayyin.

4.1
beerplace (1805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Vintage 2015. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, some barrel notes. Taste is pretty the same with a quite high level of bitterness. Very good.

3.8
Advocate_Ames (635) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours a dark brown and red mahogany color with a good foam head that laces my glass. The aroma is of caramel sugar, whiskey, some oak, vanilla, and a nice malted grain character. In the description it mentioned burnt sugar and coconut, it showed up in the aroma nicely. As for taste it had a medium bitterness that was rather pleasant, a good mild whiskey favor, and a semi sweet malted grain taste. The fruit like taste blended oddly with the sweet and bitter qualities of this brew. A good sipping big brew, that had a thin to medium body, and the flavors were overrun by bitterness, grains, and booze. Overall an interesting version of Sierra’s Bigfoot but I enjoyed the original non barrel aged fresh version more. Aging this beer held up rather well but it was not needed. This is a great beer to share.

3.9
thomashall (999) - 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
jrob21 (3760) - 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
VsXsV (4523) - 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!


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