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

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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Callenak on 12-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,313
Reviews:
259
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
Wants:
179
Gots:
609
For Trade:
70
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Ratings: 1,313 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bigfoot is such a cult classic in the craft beer world. The Barrel Aged version is no different in terms of genius. This takes all those fine aspects of the original and adds even more complex sweetness from the barrels. This is a truly special bottling from SN and one I hope they send my way every year. One of the best American Barleywine ales in the world.

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Photo of gjoker321
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd34
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charlzm
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arlo19
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into DFH signature glass. Great head, look, and sweet bourbon flavor. Can taste the same hop profile as their classic pale ale. Aroma and after taste is dry bitter hops, too much for my taste. Overall, solid American barleywine. Personally I prefer sweeter English style :-)

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Photo of CNoj012
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25.4oz corked bottle into an Other Half Tulip. Beer is about 9 months old. This beer pours a very dark amber brown color with a huge khaki colored head. The retention is outstanding and it leaves thick webbed lacing. The smell is whiskey, wood, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste follows suit. Not sure if there would have been more hops present (like in the regular version) if I had drank this fresh. Medium feel, slick and a bit boozy. Overall an enjoyable beer, but I prefer the hoppiness of the regular version.

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Photo of Briken
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy brown with red highlights and frothy off-white head with good retention. Whiskey, oak, and vanilla aromas with light roasty notes. Similar flavor with caramel and toffee with bittering spicy linger and dryness. Light boozy flavor. Dry finish with hoppy linger.

Balanced toward the dry hoppy finish. Wonderful flavor but a little too dry. Good warmth and a nice dichotomy of hops and barrel aged whiskey flavors.

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Photo of HopIdiot
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of egrace84
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hessian257
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle, shared
A - coppery-brown body with a fluffy tan head that holds good retention
S - complex malty aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, pine, whisky, vanilla, oak
T - bold flavors very reminicent of the usual Bigfoot with caramel, brown sugar, toffee, piny hops, along with the oak, whisky (doesn't seem to be bourbon), and vanilla from the barrel age
M - fuller body, alcohol warming and even hot at times even though it's expected with the big boozy ABV
O - this is a beast. It's a rarity to find and get to try it, and it was worth it. Given the price point I doubt I will drink it again though.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle; vintage 2015.

poured into Side Project Sour flutes.

Appearance: medium caramel brown body. A thick cap of khaki head resulting from a moderate pour; the head drops down to no head at all and a ring around the glass.

Smell: Pineapple and caramel. Mild bourbon note, earth, and oak.

Taste: Moderate bitterness and a light sweetness. Pineapple hop profile with caramel and brown sugar malt profile. Bourbon balances with the hops intensity. Slightly boozy. Nice oak presence that is slightly dry.

Mouthfeel: almost reaching full bodied beer heftiness. low end of moderate carbonation. Light booze. Well carbonated. Solid mouthfeel.

Overall: This is pretty solid. Barrel aging makes the base beer Bigfoot a little bit better. The bourbon barrel aging helps to tame the massively hopped american barleywine. Worth trying once, but at the price point I will probably not repeat purchasing this beer.

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Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDCannon
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Segnem5
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejmw
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xJMFCx
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gator_Chomp
3.21/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,313 ratings.
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