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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

851 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 851
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 62
Gots: 96 | FT: 6
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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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-06-2013 21:26:32 | More by WOLFGANG
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-05-2013 14:48:23 | More by Atomicskis5
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California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-04-2013 04:35:49 | More by 1424IpA
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schwemjw

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark reddish browwn. white big bubble head.

S: A little roast, bread, sour fig, clove, vanilla, burnt cherries, juniper berry and a finishing oak. Very enjoyable smelling!

T: Oak and spice up front with a good amount of roasted malt. Lots of pine and sweet caramel . A biscuit and toffee note with leather and tobacco at the end.

M: Full bodied. Sweet syrup

O: Not as hoppy as other American Barleywines. lots of roast and toffee with a very enjoyable finish. The oak really rounds this out and brings it to the next level. /86

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 15:24:15 | More by schwemjw
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Iha

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-02-2013 06:08:34 | More by Iha
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jborg

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-01-2013 01:00:52 | More by jborg
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -25.2%

06-28-2013 19:16:00 | More by redleg411
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-28-2013 19:15:31 | More by EigenBeer
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-28-2013 14:04:19 | More by paulys55
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-24-2013 16:50:08 | More by BostonPhilly
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-23-2013 20:11:04 | More by jaxon53
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-22-2013 19:07:13 | More by FrostyWPG
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-19-2013 02:43:27 | More by thegerm87
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-18-2013 21:53:29 | More by aorloski
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utopiajane

New York

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear and reddish copper with a scrumptious head of beige foam that fell to a thick cap and bewitching lace. Effervescing. Nose is strawberry, mango and sweet malt. Carmel toffee and as it warms sugar and molasses. Floral , oaky, and a little bread and butter. A musty breeze. First taste is sweet and then some. Juicy strawberry and mango and then the malt lays in it’s sweetness. There’s some alcohol warmth but on the second sip it’s alcohol on the palate. A touch of bitter to coat the throat as it goes down and some alcohol dryness. A bit of bread and butter in the dry finish. Body is thick and syrupy but also smooth and silky considering the candy sweetness and the alcohol presence. I am beginning to see why some people say that Southern Tier makes very sweet beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 13:53:13 | More by utopiajane
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19%

06-12-2013 03:12:15 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-12-2013 02:26:38 | More by kinmundy77
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

06-11-2013 22:17:20 | More by goblin7704
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-11-2013 03:17:44 | More by Fargrow
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-08-2013 14:22:10 | More by jreindl
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2013 04:57:54 | More by megamass
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diehl07

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-06-2013 00:38:06 | More by diehl07
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-04-2013 13:11:15 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-04-2013 00:34:26 | More by TKEbeerman
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.