Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz 2006 into rapscallion snifter
Pours a hazy orange / reddish brown with fluffy cream colored head which falls fast and leaves only a little haphazard lacing.
Scent is a fresh hoppy grapefruit, brown sugar and brandy aroma.
Taste is grapefruit hops and bitterness, brown sugar, orange, caramel, cream, and something strong and tasty on the backend which I can't identify. Hops are somewhat aggressive but not overwhelming. There is a definite alcohol warming in the throat but considering the abv its not overt. Spicey dry finish.
Mouthfeel is a rich and chewey mouthcoating medium.
Drinkability for the abv is reasonable.
This is an excellent american barleywine though I still prefer my favorite (Berkshire Holidale). I'm also cellaring some of this to revisit in 6 months and 1 year.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2007 06:16:24 | More by sethmeister
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