Bigfoot

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hwwty4
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Re: Bigfoot

Post by hwwty4 » March 2nd, 2012, 11:23 am

Dantzig wrote:6 & 9 years--very impressive! Wish I got into this stuff sooner. I only have 2 years including this one. I really like the 12 oz bottles. They make larger vertical tastings possible with reasonable-sized groups of people. I'm somewhat dreading my 6 or 7 year vertical tasting of Schlafly Barleywine since it comes in 750ml bottles. It's going to be tough to get through that much barleywine unless I somehow get 10+ people.
A handful (8 or so) did a tasting where we had Verticals of Firestone Walker 10-15 and Stone IRIS 06-11. We were able to finish them pretty easily. Not saying we werent all pretty tipsy by the end of it but we wernt drunk enough to stop us from doing some cellar raiding.
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Re: Bigfoot

Post by JRBoulevard_KC » March 2nd, 2012, 12:36 pm

Dantzig wrote:I'm somewhat dreading my 6 or 7 year vertical tasting of Schlafly Barleywine since it comes in 750ml bottles. It's going to be tough to get through that much barleywine unless I somehow get 10+ people.
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Re: Bigfoot

Post by Barleywhiner » March 2nd, 2012, 12:40 pm

johnf wrote:This will bring my vertical to nine years.
Had an 07 last week and thought that it was well past its prime.

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Re: Bigfoot

Post by johnf » March 2nd, 2012, 12:48 pm

I prefer it fresh. There are a million and one good barleywines. There are very few that are extremely hoppy so why age the ones that are?

I just do stuff like this to give Danner a fit.

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Re: Bigfoot

Post by EricH » March 2nd, 2012, 2:12 pm

I concur, I had a 6-year Bigfoot vertical a few years back and the consensus was that it is best with no more than about 1 year on it, 2 at the most. Further aging has a tendency to kill the hops which are such a big part of that beer, and to introduce oxidation, which doesn't compliment it that well (English Barleywines are a different story, but this is as American a Barleywine as they come).
"Une Rochefort, c'est bien.
Deux Rochefort, c'est moins.
Trois Rochefort, faut pas le faire."

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Re: Bigfoot

Post by beastiefan » March 3rd, 2012, 1:41 am

+1 on this beer sucking as it ages
lips of faith is where great beers go to die
I am prefacing this by saying I am really not trying to be a downer.

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Re: Bigfoot

Post by hwwty4 » March 3rd, 2012, 7:46 am

Royal had about 7 cases when I was in their yesterday.
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Re: Bigfoot

Post by SevenFields » March 9th, 2012, 5:20 pm

Topeka finally got theirs. I picked up case until next year. I can never let it age more than 1 year!

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