Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oh my. Over 2000 reviews of this beer. Is there really anything to add?
Drank this 2010 just over two weeks before the best before date of 22/01/2011 (duly noted that this date is written in the European manner so I can only assume it was intended for export).
Poured between an ISO tasting glass and a high tumbler the head was just everywhere and foaming like James Murdoch at the Edinburgh TV Festival. The mini tornado of thick beading moved throughout the deep reddish brown liquid.
A deep long piney nose and in the centre of all that is just a whiff of a sweet core. This is reflected in the taste but there is also some orange in there too. Some long pricklish acidity to taste. Very hoppy too. Tres nice.
Leaves lots of very light and delicate lacing.
I would have liked some more clinging lingering coating of the mouth. Just a bit more dimension for perfection. Still very impressive.
I can fully understand how some might consider this to be almost like an Imperial IPA. It is a total contrast to an English Barley Wine.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2011 20:11:56 | More by Zimbo
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