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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

860 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 860
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 65
Gots: 98 | FT: 7
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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Maximus_the_Professor

Georgia

3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

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Lovethemhopps

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-26-2014 04:25:19 | More by Lovethemhopps
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but probably from early 2011. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, molasses, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruitiness and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, molasses, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, molasses, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruitiness and dark/bready malt flavors; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice well aged barleywine style. All around good balance and complexity of fruitiness and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. This definitely tasted older than a 2011 bottling, but there is no real way to know for sure.

08-24-2014 22:09:28 | More by superspak
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%

650 ml. bottle
Served in a snifter

It is a rust to copper color with amber highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head.

The smell has bread, toffee, molasses, fig, date, etc.

The taste is on the malty side. Of course I have no idea how old this bottle is. The date and fig seem to rule the day. There are some hints of caramel and toffee.

Thick and viscous. A joy to sup.

I haven't had this in awhile and it tasted exactly as I remembered, malty with rich dark fruit flavors. It was a nice find.

08-23-2014 19:14:38 | More by buschbeer
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Pennsylvania

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Georgia

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07-28-2014 04:20:33 | More by JamesBell
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Missouri

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New Jersey

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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.