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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
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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 27
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-01-2012

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great toffee and Carmel tones bright mouthfeel for a 2012 vintage. Some orange hints light lacing. Some chocolate is there as well.

Overall better then expected, with the sweetness thatbi love but still needing to age a little more for my taste. Would like to pick up a bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber with a fizzy khaki head that dissipates quickly.

S: Muted aromas of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, chocolate, toasted almonds, charred oak, and mildly herbal, citrusy hops express themselves on the nose. As the beer warms a bit, a touch of prickly, warming alcohol becomes more apparent.

T: Notes of brown sugar, toasted almonds, charred oak, caramel, toffee, nougat, woody spices, chocolate, herbs, and lemon are underpinned by somewhat prickly alcohol. The finish is gentle and warming with a nice juxtaposition of citrusy, herbal hop and sweet, toasty caramel malt flavors.

M: Fairly full in body and a little sticky. Carbonation is crisper than I would generally expect for a beer of this style. Alcohol is subdued. This ale can hit hard, though it is very smooth, straight-forward, and drinkable compared to many other American barleywines.

O: A nice, approachable example of an American barleywine that displays just enough depth and complexity to remain intriguing. I could see this being a good introduction to the style for ale drinkers wanting to try something a bit stronger and heavier.

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Southern Tier Oak-Aged Back-burner

From 3/22/14 tasting notes. Split this one with my bro. This was poured out of a 22 oz bottle into a couple pint glasses.

A) Darker amber with a little haze. Not much head, maybe half a finger. A light tan collar remained. No lacing noted.

S) Nice sweet malt, good amount of the oak, and hint of raisin and dried cherries.

T) Follows the nose... Loving the sweetness of this brew. Light hop bitterness. Very woody.... The alcohol is very well hidden, even as this warms.

M) Smooth with a woody coating for your palate. Medium bodied with lighter carbonation.

O) I'd go for this again... A very nice barley wine to sip on. I've probably over scored a few barley wines in the past compared to this one, because it's definitely right up there.

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Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.