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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
91
outstanding

295 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 295
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 25
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The initial smell that sways my sinuses is one of raisin and a bit of toast. A few more inhales and I also notice a little bit of citrus, I suspect from the Willamette hops. Its color appears as a deep, and slightly cloudy mahogany. Backlit by the sun, it gives off a small red flare midst the brown. My first sip includes roasted malt, a tinge of hops, and more raisins from the nose. Midway through, I also detect vanilla and a little bourbon. It lingers, joined by big wood. [rim shot] No, really, the finish really leaves you with the oak-aged portion of the process. Great sipper. Tiny bubbles and mist-droplet like lacing. I’ve had the regular version of this. I much prefer this one, as it reminds me of Widdershins, but with less oak. Good take on barleywine, without being from across the pond.

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Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.