Thanks Glibbidy, I'm surprised the hops are still so prevalent. I thought they would've mellowed by now...Glibbidy said:2007 Vintage
Appearance- Poured a dark amber, and brilliantly clear beer with a frothy head that slowly dissipated into a variety of bubbles that eventually left a lace around the perimeter of the goblet.
Smell-Spicy yet sweet smelling hop aroma right on the nose. Flowery essence with a peppery finish
Taste- Slightly sweet with a pronounced dank, pungent, chewy bitterness that lingers on until the alcohol taste pushes it's way forward and says hello. This beer has a huge bite, that goes on and on and on.
Mouthfeel- This is one full bodied bitter beer, with an extraordinary amount of hops to balance the malt on this one. The alcohol just simply invades your mouth combined with a coating of hops to make this a well rounded beer.
Drinkability- Wow! Sierra Nevada has really managed to create a highly drinkable barley wine, that leaves you coming back for more year after year.
It tastes like another.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-01-2007
Does that help?
Well I was looking for some info on how its drinking now, but if the hops were there in October then they'll still be there now. I'll come back and update once I've tasted it tonight...Glibbidy said:You'll be amazed how prevalent the hops will stick with that beer. Best guess the beer I drank was probably 11-12 months old at the time I consumed it. I neglected to check it's born on date on the box.
I think Dude had a few bottles of the 2007 lying around. He may have some input on this. IIRC he also had some 05, and 06 as well.
Either way enjoy!
Geez, thats late! Its the kind of beer though that will be able to withstand sitting on the shelves. Buy it if you see it...mrkristofo said:Sorry, misread that guys. I was thinking he was looking for the info on the Bigfoot released in 2007. Around these parts we don't get Bigfoot until September, which would have made a difference in 1 vs 4 months of aging.
At any rate, glad to hear it's drinking well. I'll head to the liquor store and pick up some bottles.
Good to hear. I hate cloying...Jekster said:I have some of this sitting around from this summer when our local liquor store was selling it for $5.99 a six pack. I scored about 4 and am unfortunately down to my last sixer. I had one a few weeks ago and think it's a very drinkable barley wine with a nice hop kick and just enough malt to balance while not being cloying on your pallet. Yummy stuff.