Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleBigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-06-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,490
Reviews:
3,055
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
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414
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For Trade:
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1999 Bottle, Enjoyed November 16th, 2011. Almost 13 years old. Cracked it on my birthday. Here we go.

Appearance - holy SHIT, this is like 5 shades darker than a 2010 bottle i cracked not to long ago, incredibly deep dark brown and amber bordering on black. So luscious and amazing looking, not what i was expecting. Obviously no head to speak of but a few bubbles linger at the top. Poured incredibly creamy. World Class.

Smell - In between mellow and dominant is where the aroma lies. It is not in your face but a very subtlety soft spoken nose, but so amazing. Rich deep caramels and toffee flavors, a touch of wood and oak, sugar sweetness. I can't wait to taste it.

Taste - Oh WOW, what a god damn treat. Like drinking liquid werthers candy. Sweet, buttery, caramel and toffee dominate everything and it is so luxurious. The alcohol literally is not there, surprisingly i get a mild bitterness at the end. So incredible. Just short of a 5 for me, i can't wait to see what a 10 year bottle is like rather than a 13 year old one. But yeah, just absolutely amazing.

Mouthfeel - One of the creamiest beers i have ever had. Silky smooth across the tongue, coats the mouth with those amazing flavors i just described. Basically no carbonation but swigged around in your mouth creates a feeling of like whipped cream. I dont think i ever gave a beer a 5 in mouthfeel, well, this is the one.

Overall - Nothing short of spectacular. So glad i have 4 more of these bottles and even more vintages. This is the oldest one i have had and figured i would review this one rather than fresh. An absolute treat, if you have a 12-13 year old vintage CRACK IT, its doing great. A+!!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours very dark ruby brown, with a nice thick two finger tan head; outstanding retention and some of the best lacing I have seen.

S - Pine, and a little bit of malt, cherries, and a cluster of dark fruits; not as much booze as I expected.

T - Much like the smell starts off with nice pine hop bitterness then moves onto the malt, really balanced finishes with a slight bitter aftertaste that dissipates which is pleasant.

M - Medium-high bodied with just the right carbonation good mouthfeel.

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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 7,490 ratings.
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