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Just had a couple of the newly-released 2013 Bigfoots...

A very solid beer, great rich carmelly nose, dense sticky texture... and a real solid medium-complex barleywine flavor mix.

Overall I had as good or better reaction to this than prior year's releases. Traditionally BF hasn't quite broke through to my personal top-tier of barleywines, but it may be among the best for everyday quaffing...

Several of the great reasons to celebrate fall and winter: all the great barleywines and stouts that will be released.

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  1. Is this a special release? Bigfoot normally appears around Feb.

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    1. re: Jim Dorsch

      that's what I thought... could this be the feb 2013 release? That probably explains why it was on sale too, lol....

      But still delicious, the stuff ages well...

      That's funny

      1. re: TombstoneShadow

        It not only ages well...it's markedly _better_ a full year after it's original issue. It's a very well made brew and some folks enjoy the immature 'green' flavors present when the brew is first released, while others (myself included) enjoy the mellowed but still robust palate of more mature examples.

        The Barleywine/Burton ale (they're essentially the same thing) that I've regularly brewed at home for many years gets a full two years of bulk aging before consumption.

        1. re: The Professor

          I think I absolutely found that to be true... that the beer is drinking better now than it did earlier in the year.

          I'm going to make sure to keep some of these bottles then try them against the 2014 when it's released after the first of the year.

        2. re: TombstoneShadow

          Aren't the caps dated? I recall the year being printed on the cap.

          1. re: SP1

            It's definitely dated... 2013... I just assumed that it was recently released as IMO barleywine works well in the fall, anytime temps start to fall... didn't occur to me that it was a Feb 2013 release, lol.