Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
2011 Bottling. New review eight months later with a bottle from the same sixer that was sitting in my cellar temp'd wine/beer closet.
Poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy amber color with a finger of dirty-white head.
It has a deep malt smell that you could get lost in. Big improvement from the first review. There is also a black licorice smell.
Heady malt taste, almost knocked me over. Still has the gripping bitterness, which balances the malt well. Big and powerful all the way through. It also has a great alcohol warming finish.
Heavy body, low carbonation. Nothing changed here.
It got a lot better only eight months later. I still have a few more that I'll open one a year.
Poured into a snifter. Amber colored with a thick, tight dirty-white head. Looks regal.
The smell is, well, almost non-existent. A bit of wet malt and brown sugar.
Sweet, but not too much. A bit of maltiness. A gripping bitterness, a lasting aftertaste.
Heavy in the mouth, but not really thick. Light carbonation. True to the style.
Maybe it needs to cellar for awhile... 'cause it was fairly average.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2011 22:49:02 | More by Fatehunter
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