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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

856 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 856
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 64
Gots: 100 | 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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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%

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

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
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-26-2013 19:27:32 | More by windypete
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-25-2013 20:41:53 | More by Gagnonsux
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-24-2013 18:21:58 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-19-2013 19:33:48 | More by randylangford
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-19-2013 18:18:40 | More by drgonzo2k2
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -5%

Appearance: Pours a light brown, mahogany, amber color…fairly transparent, I can see a few bubbles in the middle…head is a light khaki, starts pinky thick and settles to a nice top layer…a good lookin’ brew…(4/5)

Smell: Candied strawberry and dark cherry sweetness right off the bat…it’s very malty, with hints of caramel and toffee…there’s some earthy yeast notes in there as well…no hops bitterness to really speak of…it’s not overly complex, just a sweet, inviting barley wine…(3.75/5)

Taste: Sweet dark cherry and candied strawberry flavor up front…very malty, with tones of earthiness, caramel and toffee…there is very little sign of hops, though I do get a light airy, citrus feel late…there’s also a noticeable earthy, musty yeast flavor playing a background role to all that sweetness…the tiniest hint of alcohol heat is present too, giving the brew a bit of a cough medicine feel…still very enjoyable…(3.75/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium to lots of carbonation…it fluffs up bringing tons of candied sweetness and earthy maltiness to the palate…it’s rich, syrupy, creamy and mildly chewy…sweet malt lingers well into the after taste…(4.25/5)

Overall: This is a pretty good brew…the flavor isn’t anything too exotic, but it is solid and very drinkable…it’s close to a winter seasonal minus the warming spices…I’d put this at an above average brew, worthy of purchase, but won’t blow any minds…Southern Tier makes some very tasty beers and this is another in that long line…lately, I’ve been fancying the barley wines lately and Backburner will only continues that trend…scoop one of these up and enjoy your evening! (3.75/5)

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05-16-2013 01:00:02 | More by SerialHiker
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-15-2013 00:39:40 | More by jkane101
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-13-2013 22:34:17 | More by mikeincharleston
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Mike099

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-12-2013 06:03:57 | More by Mike099
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-11-2013 15:32:12 | More by Gotti311
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BobCobb

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-07-2013 03:54:19 | More by BobCobb
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-06-2013 23:51:32 | More by DIPAFAN
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lernerlift

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-05-2013 22:07:15 | More by lernerlift
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-04-2013 02:03:43 | More by n00blar
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-01-2013 19:53:34 | More by scotv
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured bomber into 34oz mug. Clear orange/red with a moderate white head that sticks. Smells mostly of hops, but with a strong malt presence providing some bready scents. Taste is all over the place; smooth clean malt sweetness at first, then slightly minty hops, warming alcohol, and finally a slightly yeasty finish. This is a big beer; just what I'd expect a barleywine to be. Mouthfeel is full and a bit creamy, moderately carbonated.

05-01-2013 04:43:10 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.