Sierra Nevada – Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale 2012

On this night, I bring thee Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale for the 2012 year.

Sierra Nevada - Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale 2012

Sierra Nevada - Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale 2012

From the website (as there is no text for the label):

Our award-winning barleywine boasts a dense, fruity bouquet, an intense flavor palate and a deep reddish-brown color. Its big maltiness is superbly balanced by a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness.

Well done.  Well done, indeed, good sirs.  Carrying a 9.6% ABV, this is a very excellent brew, on a similar vein of the Ruthless Rye, and Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout.  Good barley, excellent scent, and a well rounded flavor, with the tart of the hops.  It’s not too bitter, goes down very nicely, and has a great color.  All in all, a very good brew!

Look:★★★★½ 
Smell:★★★★☆ 
Taste:★★★★½ 
Feel:★★★★½ 
Overall:★★★★½ 
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