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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

847 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 847
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19%

06-12-2013 03:12:15 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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kinmundy77

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-12-2013 02:26:38 | More by kinmundy77
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goblin7704

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-03-2013 01:07:05 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-31-2013 02:30:06 | More by JMS1512
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

enjoyed the 2012 oak aged version chilled in a tulip with tenderbranson69 from the bomber.

The color is deep cocoa brown with tranfslucent clarity and thick cap of tan. The smell is caramel with a touch of alcohol and slight hint of wood with a nice fruity tinge of yeast and light malt caramel odors with mild vinous yeast element giving that dried fruit you may excpect in the nose. The feel is sweet but potent with moderate bitterness and somewhat dark fruit essence with good balance of bitterness from hops w/ a semi-dry finish

The taste is familiar in that it has that dark fruit tinged flavor with lots of caramel up front with a good amount of alcohol and light flavors of malt with a gentle roasted taste in the background an almost port-like with a nice blend of hops giving the barleywine a slight pine accent to the mild toffee elements in the malt. Overall a pretty tasty barleywine and respresents the style well

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 14:04:32 | More by Slatetank
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2013 09:04:04 | More by GuttaMane138
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HerbCarroll

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-27-2013 16:12:15 | More by HerbCarroll
Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 847 ratings.