Bigfoot Vertical....biggest?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by boilermakerbrew, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Advocate (555) Missouri Aug 13, 2010 Verified

    So, after trying SN Bigfoot (and yes I had the 2012 fresh, and it was fairly tasty) and the claims people have to the aging properties of the beer, I want to know who has the biggest vertical collection.

    I've seen on eBay and heard from people that they have most of the 2000's, but does anyone go back to when it first was produced?
  2. Etan

    Etan Champion (755) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    I'm sure a bunch of people on here have some bottles from the 90s in their cellars.
  3. Sneers

    Sneers Savant (445) Pennsylvania Dec 27, 2009

    The guy with the back tattoo probably has all of them.
  4. backfat

    backfat Initiate (0) Indiana Dec 28, 2009

    and older
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  5. I've got 92 to 2012. And I also have a bottle of 1987 and 1986 (before they started dating them). Albeit, I only have one bottle of each year up to 2007. On a side note...ISO 88, 89, 90, 91 Bigfoot!
  6. bishopdc0

    bishopdc0 Savant (445) Maine Jan 23, 2010

    I was at ebenezers and they had a bigfoot verticle...2001 to 2011 I believe all on draft it was amazing the difference
  7. Threshold

    Threshold Initiate (0) Pennsylvania Nov 10, 2011

  8. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Advocate (555) Missouri Aug 13, 2010 Verified

  9. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    I've got a '95, '96, '98, '10, '11, and '12
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  10. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    My friend was at a homebrew competition in Texas, sierra nevada came with a 1985-2010 vertical...
  11. Gabany

    Gabany Aficionado (110) Feb 29, 2012

    My father in law has a few 1991's. Had one last month. Quite an experience. Could barely detect the alcohol; it was more of a syrup than anything.
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  12. wisrarebeer

    wisrarebeer Advocate (535) Wisconsin Jul 31, 2008 Verified

    Going back to 1983/4 when the label was black and white and the cap was gold.
  13. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (720) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007 Verified

    I have 2002 to 2012 (only missing 2003)
  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    I have '01 and '03-'12. Multiples of each, and damn do they age well.
  15. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Savant (315) Michigan Jan 13, 2012

  16. Sonofalime

    Sonofalime Savant (475) Virginia Oct 11, 2010 Verified

    Super jealous of all those who have old Bigfoot. Bigfoot has got to be one of the best aged beers. The older the better. I've only had an '06 - '12 and I'm always looking for more and older!
  17. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (410) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

  18. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    IIRC the brewery was moving or expanding or something. It was a brewery only release.
  19. aorloski

    aorloski Savant (380) Massachusetts Oct 11, 2010

    i have a sixer of every year 99-12 right now, they are soooooo goooooood
  20. mikehblack

    mikehblack Savant (285) California Feb 10, 2010 Verified

  21. rivrwing

    rivrwing Initiate (20) Mar 3, 2013

    Like my avatar photo :) Are you holding back to 83? I am holding 86 onward with a handful of gaps and lookign to barter or share at a tasting..
  22. rivrwing

    rivrwing Initiate (20) Mar 3, 2013

    This is an old thread an not sure anyone will see this. I am looking to fill gaps in my collection in the 80's and 90's. Currently my oldest Bigfoot vintage is 86 (only one left!). Any serious collectors out there want to talk?
  23. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Correct. I was brewery only that year, so it's just got the standard cap of the day (I think mine is a blue cap with the logo).
  24. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Indeed. And a twist off to boot IIRC.
  25. joebaia

    joebaia Aficionado (120) Virginia May 10, 2006

    I had 2 each 2002 to 2013, and hosted a Bigfoot Dinner serving up a sample of 2 different years (one newer one older) with each course - cooked with and/or paired with Barleywine beers. They were wonderful and thought they peaked at '07 and '06 with the port like qualities, but still the character coming through in a condensed version. The '03 and '02 were completely flat with very little non-syrup character. Topped off the meal with the Barrel-aged Bigfoot served with S'mores made with dark Chocolate and homemade Barley Wine Marshmallows.
  26. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (425) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    A good friend has a few bottles of each year from 1986-1999, then a full case from 2000-up. I've been asking him to do a vertical for a while now but he's not ready to pull the trigger. No rush really.
  27. this was last summer and was super fun.

    2002-2012. All I needed was to wait few months to add 2013 and BA bigfoot. Oh well what's done is done.
  28. LakerLeith

    LakerLeith Champion (755) California Aug 11, 2013 Verified

    Is there any way I could possibly get a bottle!?!?!
    1991 was the year I was born, it would mean the world to me! please message me if we can work something out!
  29. trh70

    trh70 Aficionado (230) Florida Dec 31, 2011

    damn dudes. my collection ranges a mere 2011 to present. i may have to break in a few of your homes.