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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

610 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 610
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 142
Gots: 289 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Callenak on 12-05-2006)
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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was just incredible One of those beers you are familiar with and have tried over the years—fresh and aged—and then it’s knocked out of the park with the new characteristics barrel aging gives it.

This poured an amber color with light foam. Simply incredible aroma, with a muted hoppiness but just these great toffee and coconut notes that have emerged. The flavor has an upfront bitterness which turns into part smooth and partly sweet. I pick up candied orange, shaved coconut, and this nice piney chew. Fantastic finish. I could easily drink this one all day.
This is a fantastic beer turned extra amazing.

elNopalero, Feb 23, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had about 6 oz. of this last night tasting with friends.

Appearance: Light mahogany. A little darker than I imagined.

Smell: This beer smells super boozy. Smells much more boozy than it really is. I took this as a sign of great aging and balance.

Taste: Unbelievably balanced contrary to the strong whiskey smell. Smooth oak, matured barley-wine, balanced with a perfect amount of whiskey flavor. Everyone in the room was blown away after the first sip.

Mouthfeel: not syrupy at all, and I dig the carbonation with these. Everything seems to fit.

Overall: I prefer this beer to KBS, and I love Breakfast stout. This beer is not a novelty, it is balanced to perfection and the whole concept was executed perfectly. Keep in mind I've only had 5-10 whiskey barrel aged beers, but I've had my fair share of barley-wines, including aged bigfoots. This beer is on a very high level.

bcp5296d, Feb 10, 2013
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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.