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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

696 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 163
Gots: 358 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Callenak on 12-05-2006

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into my CCB snifter this brew pours a really nice red hue with an off white head the quickly dissipates (the only flaw).

S. The aroma is complex. As it warms the whiskey stings your nose. The mault has lasted through the aging, notes of sweet caramel, the hops that are signature to SN are present, but tame.

T. The flavor is amazing. Smooth, whiskey flavors ( the good whiskey flavors). Caramel, notes of vanilla, raw burnt/spent whiskey barrels with SN hops mildly on the back of the pallet.

MF. For BA beers this brew has an excellent MF. This beer did not thin. Good carbonation, chewy mault backbone.

Overall, this is an excellent example of a classic beer becoming more iconic. To me its obvious the larger craft breweries (SN and SA) are struggling to stay pace with the more extreem, ever changing craft beer world. I recently have BA Ovilla, and it was awesome. I hope this becomes a year round brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, 2013 vintage
The Bruery tulip

A: Pours a deep amber color. Different than the color of regular Bigfoot, if my memory serves. Off white layer of head, which was more than I was expecting for this high ABV brew. Some lacing bits on the swirl.

S: Ah, nice nose here. Sweet caramel and toffee notes. Burnt sugar. Sweet malts. Vanilla. Oak. Booze is certainly there.

T: Some bitterness in tip of tongue for the remaining hops. But this is certainly no where near the hoppiness of the regular Bigfoot. Sweet caramel and vanilla coming in from the barrel aging. It's boozy and could lend well to some aging. Finish gives you lingering vanilla and bourbon booze flavors. Really starts to heat the throat during the sip too.

M: Full bodied.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, wasn't going to hunt this one down, but went to the store looking for cooking wine & lo! there were a bunch on the shelf. What do you do? You buy one. Well, I buy one. Big 750 ML of glass & liquid shared with my lovely wife.

The pour is dark red, doesn't look to far off of an amber, but I'm betting it doesn't taste like one. Apparent & sufficient carbonation. Nose isn't much to write your mistress about, caramel, whiskey, but both the smoke from a distant fire.

Whiskey Barrel Aged Bigfoot is like an alcohol-tipped boot to the nads. Wow. I like hot beers & rarely notice other beers that people complain about, but this, this is something. Hot Hot Heat. Gives way to some more of that hot caramel, some hot piney hops, & warm whiskey. None of it well integrated. Really kind of bland, there just isn't much to get worked up about in any direction. Heavy. Too heavy. It feels like it might be a chore to get through half of this liver-wringer.

Was really looking forward to this & there's just not really much here. It's a fiery, alcohol laden canvas that hasn't had a bad modern painting splashed on it. Mediocre.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.