Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2009 Batch imbibed at Rose & Crown in Palo Alto on 2/10/12.
Pours a red caramel in color with a little head. Clarity is apparent when held up to the light. Rich caramel, hint of chocolate, with some heat in the nose. Rich is the operative word. Held up well. heat balances out the sweet well. Big caramel again in flavor. Thick. Turns alcoholic, biting, then bitterly hoppy with dark, burnt chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Incredibly well balanced, considering what went in it. Great complexity but not too complex and very smooth with an alcohol bite for balance sake.
This is my first Bigfoot, so I look forward to comparing it to a fresh batch. From what I've heard, this is the best bang for your buck when drinking barleywines. I can tell that this sat down well and mellowed out. That said I want to experience the hop aroma and flavor to its fullest, fresh. This is a complex beer that I look forward to getting to know over the years.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2012 06:05:33 | More by Philousa
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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