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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

578 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 578
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 137
Gots: 286 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a mini snifter out of a bottle at Max's ($7)

A: Deep brown. Minimal head. (not good lighting at Max's)

S: Sweet barley with just hints of pine. Barrel notes on the nose.

T: Sweet. Weird whiskey notes permeate. Odd flavors, which are almost off. Lots of oak. There is a lot of barrel here and not in a good way. The Bigfoot I know and love is lost in there. I was expecting a sublime presentation like they achieved with BA Narwhal (hadn't even had Narwhal before I had it on tap).

M: Thick, almost viscous.

O: I had missed out on buying a bottle of this early on before I had even had Bigfoot (I think) but I wasn't shelling out $16 for a 750 back then. Then, I heard they had a bottle at Frisco's for $25 and on-site consumption. Finally, it just randomly popped up on tap at Max's for a Sierra Nevada Pint Night (score). I'm glad I didn't bounce on the other opportunities because this one did not live up to the hype for me. I had been looking for it for a while, and it was sub-par. My friend had a bottle in his cellar and he said to be wary and that it won't be what you expect and he was right. Save your money and just age a case of regular Bigfoot every year.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2014 11:28:10 | More by gillagorilla
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KHarz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-25-2014 20:29:34 | More by KHarz
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-22-2014 01:42:10 | More by kvgomps
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Charliechu

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-19-2014 08:16:14 | More by Charliechu
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KevT

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-14-2014 20:27:32 | More by KevT
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Acropora

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2014 09:50:44 | More by Acropora
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NSK79

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-07-2014 14:37:13 | More by NSK79
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-06-2014 15:25:12 | More by ThatsThatDude
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KristineT

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-05-2014 18:31:30 | More by KristineT
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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