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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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“first brew of the year” Long ago, British farmhouse brewers made special ales using the first runnings of the mash. These beers, now called barley wine, are brewed in the tradition of days past. At Southern Tier this long awaited brew is placed on the back burner until the start of the new year. Back Burner Barley Wine is a celebration of things to come and things remembered. It’s conceived in three small batches, using voluminous amounts of barley and hops. The process starts early in the morning and ends late into the night. We hope this rare brew reignites your spirit for another trip around the sun. 10% abv. • 15ºL

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3087) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bomber from Proof. Amber pour with a sturdy thin off-white. Aroma is pleasant sweet caramel, toffee, booze brown sugar. Tastes are bready, barley, sweet - but not overly. Good balance. Tasty sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmericanHobo (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a nice maghonany red with a nose of vanilla. Hints of cherry, bourbon and candy sugar mingle for a complex taste that lingers on palate. Taste changes as it warms. A great Barleywine!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - FEB 2, 2014
Una travolgente ondata di gusti si riversa sul palato con questo barley wine davvero speciale. Caramello, toffee, per una consistensa quasi burrosa che sostiene la forte e equilibrata presenza alcolica e rilascia un sottofondo fruttato ed effimero di uva e buccia d’arancia. Incredibilmente gustosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (385) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Poured from bomber, clear amber orange with two fingers of foam. Slight nose of cherry and molasses. Tingly tongue of sweetness, dark candy sugar, alcohol tingle, vanilla, bourbon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2865) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
13 dec 2013, bottle. Light red, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet malt, mild grassy hops, mild alcohol, faint raisins. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Rich malt, fresh wet grain, alcohol. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pours a murky, drab dark amber with a quickly attenuating, one-finger light tan head. Pungent sweet caramel and toffee nose. Moderately thick, mildly coating mouthfeel. Milk chocolate at the beginning, then toffee, and then some faint fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Temptation (244) - - DEC 8, 2013
Deep reddish color, almost maroon, like a Bordeaux wine. Small and shortlasting head, leaving no lace. Aromas to caramel, cafe-au-lait, butter, some toffeish hints. Very malty, anyway. The mouthfeel is toffee, butter, caramel, biscuit, with a very hidden balance to orange peel. The texture is nor oily nor creamy, but both of them (velvety?), low carbonated, medium bodied, long development, balanced finish. Somewhat complex, the overall is extremely elegant, delicate and perfectly structured. An extraordinary barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
7/10/2010. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dried fruit, spices, toffee. Malt, caramel, fruit and spice flavors that are in balance. The finish have some sweetness to it. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1524) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled 13FEB12 Dark brown with deep amber character and a solid quilt of buttered cream foam. Smells nice. Toffee, leather, malts, coffee, caramel, more malt and a hint of oak. Nice nose. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic, not nearly as decadent as the olfactory. Malts and tannins and sweetness. Nothing special. Medium on full bodied with a light, touching carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Bernsteinfarbig, geringe weisse schaumkrone, süsslich (melasse) und fruchtig im aroma, feinherb im abgang, feine rezenz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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