Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +13%
Appearance: Pours a nice clear dark amber color. It does have nice heard as well shows off a lot of carbonation.
Smell: Hoppy with hints of mint and cocoa. Very much floural smell. Not at all what I would expect from a Barleywine.
Taste: Very interesting taste here. Starts off bitter from the hops. As the taste settles you get a sweet after taste. Finishes dry leaving nothing left to taste
Overall: When I saw Imperial Barleywine on the bottle, I thought to myself how do you take a beer that is already strong and go over the top on it? Well Southern Tier certainly figured it out. The hops they use blend very well together. The smell leads you to believe you are enjoying an Imperial IPA but the taste lets you know otherwise. I never thought someone would go further with my favorite style of beer. I am glad Southern Tier did.
02-01-2009 05:54:09 | More by edmedina
4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
22oz bottle poured into a brandy snifter.
Pours a deep, dark brown close to purple with one finger of head that fades to a thin lacing. Nose is malts and raisins. Taste is caramel and roasted malt with a very smooth dark fruit flavor maybe raisins or figs and just a hint of chocolate. Very good mouthfeel, not over carbonated, full bodied, and very smooth warmth from the alcohol.
I really liked this beer. I found it in the back of a Wegman's on my journey to Hornell, NY. It had dust on the bottle and looked like a hidden gem. Since we only recently started getting my hands on Southern Tier in NC, I buy up any I see. I'm so glad I did.
08-02-2011 00:05:53 | More by tdm168
4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of long-lasting, foamy/creamy head. Very good lacing.
S: A strong aroma of hops, caramel, and some sugar.
T: Tasted of hops - a lot of hops - caramel, malt, and sugar. Nicely complex. Actually gets better as it goes along.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.
D: One of the more drinkable American barleywines around.
06-09-2010 13:14:05 | More by avalon07
Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.