Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
8-9 month old bottle poured into a snifter. $10.99 at Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA.
a- A deep ruby, amber, and mahogany. Thick, creamy head and a lot, a lot of lacing.
s- figs, honey, malt, cherry, citrus fruits.
t- like it smells. the complexity of this beer is incredible, from the hoppy to the malty character and the range of fruits and caramel.
m- perfect carbonation, full, creamy, somewhat of a boozy after taste
o- Seriously, this beer gets better with every sip. It's so rich, complex, and simply liquid heaven. I could drink this forever, but after a couple of them, the nearly 10% abv (which I could hardly taste) sneaks up on you. This beer tastes better with some time. I can't wait to try it again in a few months, year, and so on.
March 22, 2012 (a full year since the 2011 came out)
Poured into a snifter.
A- pours a hazy amber color. as it warms, the color becomes more reddish in appearance and less hazy. has about a 1/4" inch of beige head, with some lacing, but does not remain for more than a few minutes.
s- figs and honey with cherry. none of that citrusy smell present from 4 months ago. has a slight boozy smell to it.
t- dark fruits, a little nutty, figs, and sweet. the caramel malt is in there but the hops have almost faded away entirely. the alcohol presence comes out, but it is not overwhelming (it's more noticeable from the warmth as it goes down). some vanilla that hints that i had not previously tasted.
m- lower carbonation than a few months ago, but it's awesome in terms of what it provides for the mouthfeel. it's not as filling, but it feels heavier in the mouth. definitely full body, and more silky than creamy. the boozy aftertaste is still present.
o- it's great to taste how this beer has change in just a few months. the most noticeable change is the alcohol presence. it's more pronounced, and almost tastes a little bourbon-y. i'm really excited about this beer. i should probably pick up a 2012 4 pack to see how it compares.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2011 04:30:38 | More by dejrrma
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