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Bigfoot 2014
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:45:19 PM »
Scored a 4 pack. Now what do I do?

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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 05:46:00 PM »
according to Jonathan, forget about it for ~6 years.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 05:53:36 PM »
Man, enjoy it now and later. It's hoppy early, then fades away into malty barleywine-ness over time. It's great whenever you have it. I drank my stash up last year - I had 6 years worth, over a couple different verticals. Drink one, then save a few.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 06:26:25 PM »
For sure a now-n-later experience. takes patience though.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 06:26:56 PM »
What is the proper fung shway,  brandy snifter? I'll probably taste one, share one, stash two. Cold store?

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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 06:27:28 PM »
What is the proper fung shway,  brandy snifter? I'll probably taste one, share one, stash two. Cold store?

sure, a snifter would be nice. store cellar temps ~55 ideally.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 06:28:26 PM »
Yep, works for me.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 06:35:41 PM »
Opened one. I get it now. Big pale ale. Very very nice. I could drink ten of them, and not sure I could save one. 9.6% so average IPA alc strength for Washington LOL  Great stuff. Yum

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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2014, 06:40:35 PM »
Opened one. I get it now. Big pale ale. Very very nice. I could drink ten of them, and not sure I could save one. 9.6% so average IPA alc strength for Washington LOL  Great stuff. Yum

That was what I said the first time I had one !  They're great fresh, and like Mort said they're hard to hang on to. But they age wonderfully too. SN just needs to brew more !
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2014, 05:57:19 AM »
They do age much better since they stopped using screw-tops, but Bigfoot has always been fantastic fresh as well. I usually but a pack to stash in the cellar when they come out, and then just buy as needed for general consumption.

To me, Bigfoot isn't necessarily a brandy-snifter type barleywine. I save that for English Barleywines/Quads/RIS/etc. I'll gladly drink Bigfoot out of a pint/Sam Adams glass/Red Solo Cup/etc.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 06:17:00 AM »
They do age much better since they stopped using screw-tops, but Bigfoot has always been fantastic fresh as well. I usually but a pack to stash in the cellar when they come out, and then just buy as needed for general consumption.

To me, Bigfoot isn't necessarily a brandy-snifter type barleywine. I save that for English Barleywines/Quads/RIS/etc. I'll gladly drink Bigfoot out of a pint/Sam Adams glass/Red Solo Cup/etc.

When we did a vertical there was a marked reduction in the aging qualities from 07 to 08. They went to the pry off cap in 08.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 06:47:35 AM »
I like Bigfoot 2014 today.  I bought 4, drank 2, and will probably drink both the others within a year or two.
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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 07:24:54 AM »
If I had to guess I would say its Celebration first runnings.

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Re: Bigfoot 2014
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2014, 11:30:06 AM »
I have a 4 yr vertical tasting stored in the cellar.....hmmmm....one of these days
I better get to sampling....gave up adding more to the collection.
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