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%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
[email protected] Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is wood, alcohol, toffee, caramel, fruits and some mild resiny notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some fruityness, alcohol, wood and mild toffee and vanilla as well. Balanced and rather mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Draft @ Jupiter Sour Sunday, Jupiter, Berkeley, CA. Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty woody bourbon vanilla caramel flavor with weak bitter hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24781) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2016
Keg at SBWF. Clear mahogay colour, small head. Woody whiskey aroma. Sweet and caramelly with full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Fudge and oak, warming finish where whiskey on pears lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
15th October 2013
Tasting at Bruces new pad. Lightly hazy red-amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Smooth malt and smooth bourbon, just a little spice. Fruity tang with mild berries and a whisper of coconut. Light dry finish. Good BA Barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear bright amber color. Aroma of lightly spiced butterscotch. Taste is rich fruity vanilla and burnt caramel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
bottle at home ... thanks to Bruce ... copper brown ... thin white head ... soft toffee malt nose ... light whiskey ... soft toffee malts ... sweet fruits .. mellow juicy ... soft whisky linger ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20800) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruces in London - thanks to Ken. Pours clear amber with a frothy, tan head. The nose has leaves, dry caramel, dry bread, some wood. Medium sweet flavor with boozy punchy, leaves and earth, dry wood, dry caramel, bitter toasted grass. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, lots of earthy bitterness, dry caramel, dry wood, some leathery berries. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18924) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle @ Franks (Ramnuts) tasting, thanks to Michael - 06/11/12. Lightly obscured dark amber with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edges. Nose is sweet toffee, caramel, sugars, Chanel perfume, sharp booze. Taste follows nose in most respects, dates, pruncs, dark fruits, light paint stripper (yeah - like I know what that tastes like!!!), boozy - a little on the harsh side. Full bodied with lihght carbonation lending towards a boozy finish. (notes for self - aged in scotch whisky barells)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (17131) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
Hard Liver 08
Golden-brown and bright. Boozy, fruity, calvados aromatics with brown sugar elements. Fat body. Lots of booze, hints of wood and vanilla, caramel, chocolate and toast. Big flavour, lots of fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16920) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla, along with caramel, whiskey and wood. Flavour brings out a lot of heat, but is very complex, bringing out loads of whiskey, booze, vanilla, some caramelized sugar, and caramel. Extremely hot / very boozy - this would do well with some years on it. But even as it is now, its quite complex and even drinkable for the ABV and heat. Good, but I much prefer the regular Bigfoot.

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