Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,617 | Reviews: 2,758 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by M_C_Hampton:
4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a dark amber red brown with a short light tan head that dissipates immediately leaving little lacing, clear
S: sweet and boozy with a noticeable hop presence, pine, caramel malt, complex, spicy, earthy
T: lots of bitter hops and sweet and sour malt flavors, peppery, spice, notes of dark breads, pine resin, oak, cumin, toffee
M: oily and viscous with a very noticeable alcohol presence, good carbonation
O: I've tried American and English Barleywines several times before. This is the first time I've been able to tolerate, and even enjoy the style. There are many complex layers of flavor in this beer almost to the point of being overwhelming. If you are into DIPAs try experimenting with this style.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2013 03:13:01 | More by M_C_Hampton
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District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Have had this beer in the past and my memory was such that I didn't recall thinking much of it. My palate has evolved (for the better??), so I decided to try again.
I definitely enjoyed it more than I recalled. The appearance was dead on for what I expected color-wise, but the thin head that provided significant lacing pushed it to the wonderful state. I couldn't get much from the smell in strength, but what I hit seemed in line with the style.
For the taste, feel, and overall, I have one slight issue in the mix of sweetness, dark fruits, and tartness combined with the hops bitterness is just slightly off-putting. Admittedly, this beer does a better than others. Combine that with the nice taste of dark fruit, cherries, a little molasses up front, and all that leads to my ratings.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 01:40:49 | More by cjgiant
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: Dark rusty amber with more burnt orange when held up to light. A tan colored head dissipates to a wispy film while a decent amount of foamy lacing stays on the glass.
Aroma: Lots of oaky wood and piney hops with an undertone of syrupy malts.
Taste: Thick, syrupy sweet malts are immediately evident. This is followed up by a very bitter, pine and spruce hop bill with good grapefruit rind citrus in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thick, heavy, and slightly sticky.
Overall: Quality flavors and aromas all the way around. Definitely rich and worth sipping for a while.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 20:21:21 | More by JuicesFlowing
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,617 ratings.