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2013 Bigfoot impressions

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by joakley, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. joakley

    joakley Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    What do you think of this years offering? I think this is the most balanced best tasting one yet.
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  2. harrymel

    harrymel Member

    Location:
    Washington
    That doesn't surprise me, there were some major overhauls to the recipe. ;)
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  3. Brandywine

    Brandywine Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Really? Like what?
  4. harrymel

    harrymel Member

    Location:
    Washington
    They had some extra spices left over from the Celebration batches this year, so they added them to the Bigfoot.
  5. studad

    studad Member

    Location:
    California
    First year I've had it and i was a little disappointed. Not much of a mouth full and a bit watery. Also thought that the ABV was a little low for a BA barleywine. Kinda weak for this style. I liked Old Numskull much better. Had much more flavor and body imo.
  6. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Member

    Location:
    California
    Big
    Is that the Bigfoot or the Ba Bigfoot?
  7. 510a

    510a Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Love this years Bigfoot, though much more sessionable than most barley wines. No mstter, keep beasting on the Bigfoot.
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  8. studad

    studad Member

    Location:
    California
    My bad, straight barleywine
  9. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Yeah its on point, not thin and artificial tasting at all. I find it to be as delicious as always. My how I love Bigfoot.
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  10. redmagik99

    redmagik99 Member

    Location:
    California
    big, brash, yet beautiful beast. best widely available american barleywine period.
  11. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I drank a 2013 side-by-side with a 2009. The 2013 seemed unreasonably bitter. I found Hog Heaven to be considerably more drinkable.

    That said, I have has 22-year-old Bigfoot, so I know what potential lies within.
  12. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I'm sorry, I don't do impressions. My training is in psychiatry.
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  13. Bay01

    Bay01 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Gah! The under/over was 5 posts, I took the under.
  14. drocpsu

    drocpsu Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    You've had a 22 year old Bigfoot?? Wow. That's impressive. I was thinking of opening my last bottle of 08 to compare to this years, but maybe I'll just keep aging it.
  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I've not been disappointed with either a fresh or aged bigfoot. Keep 'em coming.
  16. dannyhipps

    dannyhipps Member

    Location:
    California
    It's fantastic as usual, naysayers be damned...
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  17. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Member

    Location:
    California
    A fresh bottle was more bitter than a 5-year old bottle! More at 11!
  18. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I'm enjoying the hell outta it as I do every year.
  19. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I wish I could say it was mine, but it was courtesy of a generous BA who brought it to a tasting to which I snagged an invitation (November 2011, Peoria, IL; started with 1989 and 1999 Bigfoot). If we had access to the old forum posts, I could retrieve the entire lineup.
  20. NateMac13

    NateMac13 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Is there such a thing as aging a barley wine style too long? At what point is it at it's best? I picked up some 2013 and plan on aging some.
  21. iKasey

    iKasey Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    This year's Bigfoot is definitely the best out of the last three years I've had fresh. Definitely not as boozy as before!

    This weekend I'm doing a 2012 & 2013 Bigfoot, alongside a 2012 Hog Heaven, a 2012 & 2012 CW BBB then a 2008 Appalachian BC Broad Street Barleywine. Doing my own expirementing with BW.
  22. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Member

    Location:
    California
    2006 is drinking sublime right now. Almost like a caramel port wine. Delicious. I still have one more left along with a 07' and 08'. Trying to hold off for anither year or so or the right occasion for a vertical. To answer your question, from what I understand, Bigfoot keeps going through stages every two years or so. Just have to figure out which one you prefer. I really cant answer that question. Others want to chime in?
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  23. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Way more spices this year, pine needles added into the secondary, and I even heard that this batch was triple hops brewed!!!!!!!!!!
  24. Archemedies

    Archemedies Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I had to let this years warm up a lot for me to enjoy. The extra spices made it a little to sharp for my taste. Curious what it will taste like in a year.
  25. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Member

    Location:
    California
    You can really taste the cinnamon in this year's batch...
  26. dsal89

    dsal89 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Just finished one about 30 minutes ago (review here)

    I thought it was outstanding. So, so freaking good....actually no, it is great.

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