Barrel Works Series: Manhattan
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Barrel Works Series: ManhattanBarrel Works Series: Manhattan
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Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
14.1%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
60
From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  14
SCORE
89
Very Good
Barrel Works Series: ManhattanBarrel Works Series: Manhattan
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 60 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by bshiban:
Photo of bshiban
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 11/20/16, had 5/12/17.

Pours a lightly hazy reddish amber, with a short, quickly dissipating head and some soapy lacing. Smells of bourbon, malt, cherries- which fade through the bottle, oak, vanilla, toffee, figs, dates, light yeast. The taste follows along closely- bourbon, malt, vanilla, caramel, oak, cherries- taste fades too, light figs and dates. Tart at first. Smooth for the ABV, somewhat creamy, a solid medium body, well carbonated.

Nice version of a Manhattan, although the cherry juice didn’t do it’s part, and a really good bourbon barrel beer. Well worth a purchase, one I would purchase again.

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Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tony210
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very clear and red, looks a bit thin, slight white foamy head dissapates quickly. Not much to the nose - mostly sweet cherry. Great cherry flavor up front, tart and sweet, barrel aging comes through with smoothness, some vanilla and coconut in the background.
Thick and syrupy as it warms, with minimal carbonation. Overall this a slow sipper that is very enjoyable. I have seen this on the shelf for some time and a friend bought it for me. I am glad she did - it is worth trying.

4/15/18
Bomber - thanks Sarah!
4.25 rating

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Photo of jhlosito75
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glf60
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Extraordinary beer. Incredibly smooth for being 14.1% abv. Tons of bourbon flavor without being hot or harsh at all, with sweet cherry and vanilla undertones. I had a 5 oz pour as part of a flight but this would be far too easy to consume in greater quantity.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grackos
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks clear dark red. A small white that fizzes away almost instantly, leaving no lacing.
Smells and tastes of strong bourbon, sherry, port, sweet cherry juice, vanilla, toasted coconut, toasted oak, caramel.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith27614
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Barrel Works Series: Manhattan from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 60 ratings