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

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327 Ratings
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Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 02-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
327
Reviews:
81
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
43
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead123
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic barleywine, did they discontinue this?

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Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahhh! This is what I needed. An outstanding brew. I bought this over a year ago (January 2014) and I patiently waited until now, and it was worth the wait.

This has the look, light brown with great clarity. The aroma is strong and sweet and fresh.

The taste is a perfect blend of sweet and bitter with not much harshness. This is a great example of the style at its best. The aftertaste is smooth.

This is a highly recommended barleywine. I wonder if I can get more.

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Photo of gopens44
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Docrock
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpd026
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardK77
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bassboneman
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I must admit...
I am glad I didnt dump this product upon first tasting!
I had it with a super hearty and delicious stew my wife made...not a good complimentary drink.
However, with something sweet - this drink is much better!
I wish the label had a more prominent BARLEY WINE logo...
To quote Monty Python's Instant Record Collection... "Warning...Larks Vomit" - or ' "Crunchy Frog"...
An interesting drink to say the least...ProsT fruende!

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

Photo of tobelerone
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of NJB145
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Filabee
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of craftaholic
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Critters
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pagriley
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 327 ratings.
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