Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.09/5 rDev -1.4%
750mL bottle (235460J:46) into a tulip. Pours a murky amber w/ a thin off-white head that settles to a film. Narrow strings of bubbles rise around the sides of the glass.
Aroma is fruity, sugary, and bourbony. Brown sugar, toffee, caramel and molasses dominate.
Taste follows nose. Rich and syrupy, heavy on the caramel and sticky-sweet dried fruits. Figs, dates, brown sugar. Some floral hops. A nice boozy heat warms the chest.
Mouthfeel is heavy and coating, chewy.
Overall an unmistakably big sipper of a beer from SN.
07-18-2013 03:19:00 | More by draheim
3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
A - Hazy brown with orange hints. Light carbonation sits on the sides of the glass.
S - Light brown sugar, orange zest, malty, light dark fruit, light oak
T - Malty, lots of bourbon, light brown sugar, alcoholic, and oak, A light hop presence on the back end. The booze and the hop presence make it have a lingering bitterness.
M - Medium body with light hoppy bitterness on the backend that gives it a slight astringent bite
T - Tastes like Bigfoot with a bit of barrel to it. I was surprised my how hoppy this still was given the BA timing. It also was still really boozy and could probably use some time to mellow out.
07-16-2013 21:39:01 | More by jeonseh
3.9/5 rDev -6%
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.
07-12-2013 16:09:45 | More by cpetrone84
4.24/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
07-05-2013 21:26:54 | More by JohnnyHopps
4.39/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
07-05-2013 00:33:37 | More by mnphish
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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