Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2011 vintage poured into a snjfter.
Pours a slightly hazy deep reddish brown with a tiny tan head that clings to the sides of the glass.
Aroma is full of toffee and wood. Malt definitely dominate but there is a piny, earthy hop presence as well along with a hint of alcohol.
The flavor starts off quite malty with toffee and a woody mustiness that is possibly the hops showing through. Some caramel follows but everything is quickly washed away by an insane drying bitterness. The hop bitterness is very strong and coats the back of the tongue and the throat long after the beer is swallowed. Warmth from the alcohol is mild and not too noticeable.
Overall this is a tasty beer but not as balanced as I would have liked. The malt faded away too quickly and the hops were a little overwhelming. Nonetheless this is an excellent sipper and one I would have again.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2012 00:46:37 | More by rangerred
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