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

Not Rated.
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

587 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 587
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 137
Gots: 284 | 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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JMBSH

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

03-28-2014 01:32:12 | More by JMBSH
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-24-2014 20:34:12 | More by assman79
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-24-2014 18:27:30 | More by mpayne5
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-21-2014 13:14:15 | More by thatoneguymike
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-19-2014 19:19:02 | More by eawolff99
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%

Appearance: Pours a burnt orange color with a modest head that fades rather quickly

Smell: Caramel and dried fruit (raisin) blend with the vanilla and oak tones from the barrel

Taste: Caramel, raisin and coconut flavors, up front, with the hops becoming assertive in the middle; piney and resinous in the finish, with considerable sweet tones

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty impressive beer - the barrel-aging tones down the bitter qualities of the underlying beer

03-15-2014 20:50:24 | More by brentk56
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-11-2014 13:59:48 | More by AndyEdgar
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mschind

California

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%

2013 edition that I've been cellaring for about a year. Time for something special to close out Sacramento Beer Week!

A- Pours a murky reddish brown color into a snifter. It seemed to clear a bit as it warmed up. Low but appropriate carbonation for this style leaving no head to speak of.

S- So many layers here; oak, bourbon, malt, dark cherry and just a hint of sherry.

T- Starts out malty sweet and then moves across the entire spectrum of typical barley wine flavors. There is a slight alcohol bite throughout, enough to remind you of what you are dealing with but not hot.More hops flavor than other offerings and I really appreciated the slightly bitter finish which kept things balanced.

M- Medium to full body with just enough carbonation to keep it from being syrupy.

O- A perfect Sunday sipper.

03-10-2014 20:59:34 | More by mschind
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2014 23:28:47 | More by Lare453
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pengs68

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-07-2014 22:11:44 | More by pengs68
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-03-2014 21:39:53 | More by TriageStat
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metter98

New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very hazy dark brownish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted oak and vanilla are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has lots of flavors imparted by the whiskey barrel aging, except that the hops are a bit stronger and lend a light amount of bitterness and slight hints of pine resin.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol lends some warming to the mouthfeel.
O: The whiskey barrel aging really mellows out the strong dose of resinous hops that you would normally expect from a Bigfoot. It's not difficult do drink because most of the alcohol is hidden from the taste (except what you perceive from the whiskey).

Note: 2013 Expedition.

03-03-2014 01:36:10 | More by metter98
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trancesk8er

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-03-2014 00:45:15 | More by trancesk8er
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-02-2014 20:39:36 | More by smithj4
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-02-2014 15:53:41 | More by Blaze5445
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-02-2014 05:24:08 | More by GeoffreyM
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-28-2014 12:46:33 | More by Griffith
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Beermasterjarrett

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

02-22-2014 07:15:10 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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jrae2424

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-22-2014 02:20:00 | More by jrae2424
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2014 23:40:45 | More by strongaf
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-09-2014 00:50:24 | More by JakerLou
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srgj88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2014 20:58:20 | More by srgj88
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

2013 vintage.

A - Nice burgundy, minimal head.

S - Strong whiskey with some sweetness.

T - Lots of fruity, caramel malty sweetness balanced by the whiskey barrel characteristics. A rich sipper.

M - Full bodied like you would expect. The ABV is not hidden. Low carbonation, just right for the style.

O - A very flavorful, boozy beer. Wish the alcohol were hidden a little more, but it is still outstanding. I'd imagine this one would only improve with continued aging.

02-03-2014 02:22:09 | More by HeadyTheElder
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-02-2014 19:42:01 | More by duceswild
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2014 02:16:05 | More by ThreeFishes
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.