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Southern Tier Back Burner

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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
“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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (296) - - JUN 30, 2014
6/39/14. Bomber on close out from Sam's. Pours a reddish toffee with a thin head. Mild nose with a big sweet toffee and light coffee mouth. Lots of booziness to round it out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish amber, toffee and caramel, rich, fruity, bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Rousse. Nez: Malt. Cerise noire. Caramel. Café. Sucre caramélisé (crème brûlé). Vanille. Bouche: très sucré. Caramel. Sucre d'orge. Petit côté légume (panais, citrouille). Très Vanillé. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4128) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Tasty barley wine. Has that nice full raisiny sweet maltyness, altogether with some hops and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Celest (137) - - MAY 31, 2014
Copper amber. Caramel, burnt sugar, malty sweetness, brown sugar, fruity. Maybe too much carbo, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Deep amber in color... Aroma is sticky toffee, tropical fruits, oak... Flavor is maple syrup, caramel, big tropical notes of pineapple, punch... Hints of citrusy tropical hops on palate, oak... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (1376) - - MAY 25, 2014
Bomber, thanks sevenhokie! Sweet caramel and toffee malt aroma with some brown sugar and booze notes. Pours dark, cloudy copper colored with a thin white head and no lacing. Sweet toffee and caramel malt flavors with notes of dark fruit and brown sugar and a smooth mouthfeel. Finishes very smooth with the brown sugary sweetness that lingers on the palate as well as a bit of alcohol. Excellent barleywine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (838) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
5 oz pour at 5-17 brewery public day. Poured a red/orange. Aroma was some citrus, toffee, hint of bourbon, caramel, and wood. Taste was sweet, but overall good. I got mainly the caramel and oak in it with citrus following in the background. Overall solid. Wouldn’t drink it daily, but it would be a nice treat here and there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
86Moose (62) - - MAY 8, 2014
An absolute must for Barley wine enthusiasts. Yet another fine effort by Southern Tier. Pours a deep mahogany red. A sweet, syrup taste that lingers on the palate. Complex aroma. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4293) - 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.

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