Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Copernicus:
3.53/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a 12oz. bottle of the 2014 into a snifter.
Not sure if a full review is even necessary; this one NEEDS some age. I'll probably buy a second bottle and wait a few years to then do a vertical tasting.
A: It pours a deep mahogany, nutty brown with ruby undertones...somewhere between amber and amber brown. It forms a good off-white head and a foamy lace. There is a slight haze.
S: It smells of nice spicy malt with a sturdy hop background. It's piney, like a wet boreal forest. It also displays some nice medium dried fruit like apricot and orange along with some clove and brown sugar.
T: It's bittersweet but well-balanced. It could even develop some sherry qualities when it ages. It's not too biting despite its alcohol content, but age will mellow it out even more. It tastes young, incomplete, like unripened fruit.
O: All of the makings of a good quaff are there, but the verdant flavors need a few years to work out their differences. Everything felt and tasted too spread out and disconnected, not fully integrated.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 19:54:40 | More by Copernicus
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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