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Bourbon Barrel Backburner - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Backburner
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90
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  14.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 07-17-2012)
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Reviews by mgironta:
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mgironta

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured with a one finger white head that took awhile to dissipate. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly cloudy dark chestnut color with no real visible carbonation. The nose was really pungent. I got rum soaked raisins and lots and lots of bourbon. It was really enjoyable. The taste was just as good. I got huge notes of bourbon and raisin with lots of booze. The body was pretty thick overall, but for a barleywine it wasn’t as thick as I’m used to. The brew finished long and boozy. I really enjoyed this brew. I would definitely have this one again, even in August. I definitely have to get my hands on the regular version and see how it stands up to this one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 02:55:01 | More by mgironta
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Bourbon Barrel Backburner from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.