I’ve been seeking out barley wines lately because it’s a style I’m unfamiliar with, and Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot is sort of famous as the most widely available barley wine out there. It’s seasonal, but it comes in a six pack. 9.6% is a lot of alcohol for a sixer.
Bigfoot smells pretty boozy. Flavorwise it’s pretty bitter. But this beer is so delightful on my tongue, velvety, tiny bubbles, smooth, and dry. It taste pretty similar to Noggin Floggin without the sweetness.
I’m intrigued by these beers, and I really want to try something more English style or barrel aged.