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

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4.15/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Callenak on 12-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,709
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
1,340
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,340 |  Reviews: 269
Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drahodo
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ellswrth
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scepter
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To be fair to this beer, this was a 2013 bottle, and I have not had this beer fresh to do a comparison. There didn't seem to be any defects from it aging three years.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 Vintage served chilled in a wine glass.

The pour was very smooth with not a lot of carbonation. Nose was whisky, coconut, walnuts, sweet malts and a hint of hop character. Taste follows the nose exactly. I really enjoyed this beer. I do think it was worth the price of admission.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brob245
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I just don't feel like this beer is any good. Bitter and malty with not much else going on. I don't get much of any whiskey notes at all. Just tastes like an old malty barleywine. I'm pretty pissed I spent $25+ on this and wasted a year aging it. I won't ever buy this beer again.

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Photo of rorjets
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mitch3114
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage; drank 3/25/14 @ Fischman's.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky orange rust color.

Khaki head; minimal lace.

Caramel & booze nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Dill pickle, caramel & a hint of chocolate flavors. Unique, for sure, but over-the-top & a touch cloying. Another year, perhaps?

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Photo of nwhittin
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of k47k
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Initial Bottle Release

A: Poured into a snifter to a nice reddish brown topped by a finger of dense off white head that fades to a small collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of caramel malts and old piney hops with some whiskey barrel notes of caramel and vanilla
T: Taste is caramel and oak with some vanilla as well. Aged hops bring some slight pine and bitterness. The beer also has some sweet coconut notes. Swallow is more oak and caramel with some lingering old hop bitterness with a little pine and earthiness
M: This beer has a smooth and a body on the heavier side of medium. The level of carbonation is soft but adequate and the beer has an oily but drying finish
O: Overall this one is pretty good. It has some good oaky notes that play well with the base beer but I'd have liked for a little more barrel influence. Alcohol is hidden fairly well too. Definitely one to try if you can find it.

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Photo of Chris-1911
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-Aged from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,340 ratings