Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Aged 6 months from December 2011
A - Aggressive pour yields a huge, creamy, cream-colored head that sticks around a long time and winds up as a little puffy island like ice cream on a root beer float. I want to eat it with a spoon. Nice reddish chestnut. Loads of lacing.
S - Smells like dinner somehow. Moderate toasty malt. Hint of sweet.
T/M - Pulls so thick and nice. It's got such body, yet somehow comes across as fresh too. Not at all what I was expecting. The bitterness doesn't quite reach bitter initially, stopping just short and just leaving a cool refreshing sensation that gives way to a nice caramelly maltiness that's somewhat sweet but not too much. The bitter shows up a little in the aftertaste. And what nice gentle buzz off of 12 ounces.
O - I was actually a little worried about this beer from what some had said. I was expecting this boozy, messy, out-of-balance thing and instead it was really nice. Maybe the age did it - I never tried one fresh. Sierra Nevada delivers again. I like this a lot and want more.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2012 02:33:36 | More by BrownNut
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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