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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3.7
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a small bubbly tanned head. Aroma is sweet raisins marzipan dark fruits malty fruity. Flavor is fullbodied sweetish fruity malty a bit boozy, but overwhelmingly bitter indeed.

2.6
AdmiralVernon (1195) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
A: Deep brown with a hint of red, thin off white lacing. N: Caramel, toffee, figs T: Wormwood, caramel, white chocolate, vanilla O: Very bitter! Love the taste in the beginning bit the bitterness is overwhelming!

3.3
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 4.5 A: Clear deep amber color. Two fingers of beige frothy/creamy head. Retention is good given the ABV and a finger of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Oh boy, the barrel has had it’s way with this. Exquisitely potent leather with a hint of charcoal. Tobacco, raisin, plum, melon. Oak with supple tannins and vanillins. Caramel and toffee. Resiny hops with herbal and earthy notes. Barrel forward nose that smells great. 3.5 T: Again this is mostly barrel and unfortunately I can taste the whiskey more than the beer. Again tons of leather, tobacco, and raisin. Plum, oak, and vanilla next followed by caramel and toffee. Herbal and earthy hop flavors. Moderate bitterness. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with a tannic finish. 3.5 D: This sure if something. It’s a whole hell of a lot of whiskey. I would prefer the barrel to complement the beer rather than dictate it. ★ 940 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 29, 2015

4.1
Whatup14 (2010) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur acajou opaque, mousse beige foncée aérienne et tenace laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de malt caramélisé, boisé, whiskey, fruité, noix. Goût de malt caramélisé, alcool, sucré, bonne amertume, résine, caramel foncé, boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonatation faible, corps dense.

3.9
anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Very big beer with a great whiskey taste. A hint of vanilla coconut. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
weihenweizen (3832) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl corked and capped poured into a snifter. Clear Amber with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, and little carbonated. Taste is caramel, wood, and some herbal hops. Pretty heavy.

3.2
Cousin_Larry (895) - - JAN 23, 2016
Had a sampler at Jerkane’s. Im so sick of writing reviews now. This one has a decent toffee flavor.

4.3
rejtable (2690) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours brown/ruby with lots of smooth creamy head and lots of lacing. Nose is big syrup and oak. Flavours are rye whiskey, table syrup, cheerios, plums, coconut, raisins, vanilla. Taste big sweet med/big bitter. Full creamy body with med/light carbonation. A beauty!

4.1
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes.

3.7
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Rusty orange body with a bubbly off-white head. Aromas of wood, booze, caramel malt, sweet fruity esters. Super woody. Rain water and wood. Earthy and boozy. Pretty sweet and finishing dry. Pretty good, though not my thing. If you’re a fan of sweet, malty barleywines, you’d likely enjoy this.


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