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Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

869 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 869
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 70
Gots: 103 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerTruth on 04-02-2007)
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
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brandoman63, Nov 20, 2011
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nucmedmario, Jan 12, 2012
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Flowyn82, Jun 10, 2012
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BrewClint, Feb 25, 2014
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kell50, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Corsendonk Christmas Ale tulip. Mild creamy tan head, very nice retention. Color is a dirty coppery orange.

Smell has candied orange and caramel aroma. Taste has a orange rind flavor with some candied sugars. A little mint. Mild sweet apples with cinnamon.

Creamy mouthfeel and medium body.

Blipped "Brain Burner" by No Age

bort11, Mar 22, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

doof116, Dec 11, 2011
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RayOhioFelton, Mar 03, 2014
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jgunther71, May 18, 2014
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Dmbphoenix, Dec 07, 2013
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elec, Sep 16, 2012
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BrewtalAlement, Mar 23, 2012
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ejimhof, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle a year ago (March 2008).

A- Absolutely clear deep ruby red with a creamy off white head that has some pretty good retention and lacing.

S- Caramel, pine, grapefruit, slightly vegetably, and a bit spicy. Not too shabby.

T- Sweet caramel up front with some pine and citrus on the tail end with some notes of vegetable. The alcohol isn't harsh, just a little warm. The hoppiness has died off a bit, but some of the oiliness is still apparent.

M- Sweet, sticky, cloying, dry with a nice carbonation level. What I tend to look for in a Barleywine. The sweetness becomes a tad overbearing in the aftertaste.

D-A nice surprise for Southern Tier. For a 10% clear beer from Southern Tier, I was expecting an alcohol bomb, but this is an enjoyable Barleywine. This renews Southern Tier a bit in my book.

david131, Mar 19, 2009
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Jame515, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Zach136, Apr 08, 2013
Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.