Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz bottle, no date, but I'm assuming it's a 2011 bottle, and the brewery's website indicates a yearly February release.
appears a cloudy dark brown, with amber highlights at the edges of the glass. thin off-white colored head. strong aroma of sweet caramel malt with a touch of hops. very appetizing.
taste is big malt, as expected - toffee, bready, brown sugar. but not overly sweet, and balanced by a little hop finish. coats the mouth, but not too thick. just enough carbonation, so it drinks smooth.
a nice cold season beer, another Southern Tier success!
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2011 02:40:04 | More by jmdrpi
Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.