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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

581 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 138
Gots: 285 | 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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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-13-2013 04:01:29 | More by RandyBoBandy
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is transparent ruby red with lots of a tight tan head. Nose has lots of oak and vanilla, notes of caramel and some cooked brown sugar, light berry sweetness behind. Taste has more malt depth, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and brown sugar, light berry sweetness and a fair bit of bitterness. Body is full with moderate carbonation and a chewy feel.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 16:09:45 | More by cpetrone84
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DavidRose

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2013 00:01:30 | More by DavidRose
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elrogish

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-11-2013 01:41:49 | More by elrogish
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

07-09-2013 21:59:49 | More by DonFrap
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2013 07:01:12 | More by Zbeetleman
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2013 23:45:20 | More by tbone1384
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2013 20:12:10 | More by ManLoveBeer
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada is known for hop forward beers, and this beer fits the prototype. Poured into a sample glass, the beer was a murky brown color. It produced a bourbon aroma with notes of vanilla and dark fruits. In the initial taste, one detects notes of bourbon, vanilla, pungent hops, and a warming feature. The warmness continues in the aftertaste, though there is no burn from the alcohol. This was a good effort for Sierra Nevada, but the hops were a little to dominant. The hops even intimidated the bourbon to an unfair degree.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 21:26:54 | More by JohnnyHopps
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-05-2013 01:53:14 | More by WOLFGANG
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Geeked out when this beer was announced and it has been sitting in my cellar for too long, time to indulge. It pours darker than regular bigfoot with a sizable head that disappears within a minute. This beer reminds me very much of Central Waters barrel aged barleywine.

While the hops have faded, the malts certainly have not. Huge oak, vanilla, caramel, and bourbon notes on the nose. The taste follows suit with a sweet boozy vanilla punch. The heat and barrel pretty much cover up any sort of hops or citrus to be had, which is ok by me.

This is a heavy barleywine that should stand the test of time. Very happy I got my hands on a few of these gems.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 00:33:37 | More by mnphish
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-02-2013 21:05:39 | More by imfrommichigan
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frankthetank86

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-02-2013 19:29:32 | More by frankthetank86
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-30-2013 22:08:13 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-30-2013 22:05:42 | More by AOShabaz
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-30-2013 04:41:03 | More by DarrenStory
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2013 01:50:35 | More by kaelingirl
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-25-2013 23:35:26 | More by JamLand
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2013 20:40:02 | More by BostonPhilly
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml served in a snifter.
Huge thanks to Hopswagger for snagging this one for me.

A - Pours a slightly hazed amber/brown body with golden edges and a yellowing tan head. A steady collar holds strong the entire session.

S - Opens up with big vanilla and whiskey barrel, lots of fermented fruit, woody dates, berries, apples, concentrated pine forest, sweet charred caramel malts, maple syrup, piney alcohol,

T - Thick caramel malt, resinous pine and peppery hop bitterness, maple flavored cotton candy sweetness, There's a tart slightly acidic fruit character, apple skins, dates, golden raisins, and berry fruit. Charred coconut, vanilla, oak wood, candied citrus oils only come out when warmed up. The hops don't seem to grow in bitterness on the finish like the normal version. The finish is rounded, smooth, and woody. A soft bitterness emerges on the aftertaste.

M - Silky soft feel, full body, carbonation is low and you barely notice it but it still has lifting power.

I've been looking forward to this one as Bigfoot is one of my all-time favorite beers. The aroma and flavors are similar but very different. The whiskey barrels seems to bring mostly vanilla and fruit but not much whiskey flavor. The fruit esters were unexpected and added a nice touch. The mouthfeel was extraordinary. Not as complex as other barrel aged beers I've had but this is still awesome.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 21:47:24 | More by StaveHooks
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2013 20:05:24 | More by Soneast
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-22-2013 14:54:10 | More by griffeyb
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-20-2013 13:50:58 | More by gatornation
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in trade and shared with friends. Pours a medium copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of rich caramel a brown sugary malts with a bit of faded earthy pine and citrus with a very nice oak and vanilla. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy syrupy mouthfeel. Fantastic beer, I enjoyed every bit of it.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 01:12:38 | More by johnnnniee
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-19-2013 19:41:40 | More by jriggins6
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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