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RATINGS: 812   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1668) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. (Not positive if this is the standard version or the oak aged.) Hazy brown pour with a creamy tan head. Huge toffee flavors! Salted vanilla caramels. Chocolate pudding. Molasses. Raisins. Body reads too thin, though finishes creamy. Bit of bite at the end as well. Cinnamon. Black pepper. Despite the watery body (which could be unique to this pour/keg/bar) this is really good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours deep orange with white/cream head. Deep grapefuit, candy, see toffee semll. Taste is warm caramel/citrus sugar taste. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (268) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Very nice reddish color. Nice creamy white head. Aroma of caramel and american hops. Taste is caramel, raisins and american citrus hops. After a while a little oak character comes through. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EpicALE (5) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
Smooth and crisp taste followed by a Belgian style after-taste. Strong wheat presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 5 July 2013) Reddish brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity, vinous nose with dried fruit, caramel and pine needles. Malty, fruity, slightly roasted taste with notes of black-currant, toast, dark fruit, burnt rubber and a generous spicy bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness and a light alcohol burn. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (755) - USA - JUL 5, 2013
Copper, clear, beige head. Aroma of nutty malt, toffee is restrained. Flavor of toffee, raisins, nutty notes, burnt sugar, leathery aged notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Ruby red color, white head. Bittersweet taste with caramel, hops, barley, pine, nuts and berries. Bitter finish with pine and nuts. Excellent barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at Uno’s Hamilton during Philly Beer Week. The beer was pretty good. It simply did not stand up to Firestone Walker Sucaba, Founders Backwoods Bastard, or the 2 Uinta Beers that I had during this particular session. It would have been a standout if it was in the future sessions with the Weterbacher beers. Oh well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (462) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber with a small foamy off-white head. Aro a of sweet malts, wood, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Taste just like the nose. Very sweet. Loaded with sweet malts balanced nicely by the hops. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (678) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at unibaren, 1 / 6 2013. Dark brown, small head. Aroma, Sweet malty, wine like, plums. Taste, malty sweet, bit bitter. Oaky mouth feel. Great beer.

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