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Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 45 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-01-2012)
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Oregon

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New York

5/5  rDev +23.5%

02-27-2013 12:05:24 | More by JustinSamuelson
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New Jersey

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Michigan

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Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-16-2014 18:52:44 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-15-2013 00:14:45 | More by jkd03c
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-06-2013 05:17:16 | More by Disease
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-14-2013 03:44:39 | More by RandyBoBandy
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-02-2013 22:11:46 | More by paintchip
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HopNelius

New York

4.73/5  rDev +16.8%

Served out of a 22 0z bottle and into a snifter.
A-Burgendy color, small head, little carbonation.
Smell- notes of dark fruit and malt.
Taste-figs, rasins, caramel, malt coming through, alcohol is there but comes at end and warms you, very well balanced.
Mouthfeel-quite pleasant lighter than I would have thought.
Overall-A great Barleywine style ale. I have been drinking a lot of Barleywine's lately and this one was a pleasure to drink, very drinkable but yet still complex enought to make it interesting.

02-29-2012 13:51:28 | More by HopNelius
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

On tap at the brewery. Served in a goblet. 

A- deep chestnut hued red brown. Thin layer of cream head. Nice lace. 

S- citrus and floral hops, sugar, vanilla. 

T- so smooth! Big hops but smoothed out by the oak. Caramel, biscuity malt, vanilla. Only hints of the near 10% abv. Long smooth sweet aftertaste. 

M- medium to full feel. Nice dose of carbonation that makes the flavors tingle. 

O- one of my favorite barleywines that I've tried. Robustly hopped and so smooth with the nice blended flavors of oak. Excellent and highly recommended.

06-09-2012 23:09:19 | More by ThickNStout
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Alaska

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%

Served in a snifter, cellar temperature. An oak-aged barleywine? From a brewery I already know to be awesome? You could say I'm looking forward to this one... Let's get it on.

A pour of this barleywine creates a two-finger, sort of tan off-white head that slowly recedes. It's the color of a wall or piece of paper that once was pure white, but has been forgotten by time, faded and yellowed with age. The body is deep, dark ruby red. A murky, thick red that I can only barely see through.

The aroma delivers strong raisins, cherries and vanilla upfront without messing around. Some resinous hops mixed with maple syrup and leathery bourbon are enhancing things even further... caramel and butterscotch too... oh man, this is amazing.

The flavor is brimming with vanilla, cherries, plums, caramel, and woody hops. As if all of this wan't enough, the finish adds some sensual sweet breadiness.

Thick and syrupy feel. Sticky, too. I love it.

I kinda knew I was gonna love this before even cracking it open. And I did. Oh yes... I did.

10-26-2013 01:56:53 | More by Kuaff
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Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured into a Pint glass

A) Pours thick a very dark brown color like caramel or maple syrup. Not too cloudy thick two finger head that lingers and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S) Toffee candy, caramel, brown sugar, Citra hops, oak

T) Sweet batter, same as aroma and a strong oak finish very pleasant.

M) low carbonation thick

O) Very good beer can't wait to have again. It's a great option for an American style barley wine

09-30-2013 15:04:05 | More by NewGlarusFan
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California

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Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.