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Southern Tier Oak Aged Back Burner

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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“Evanscent Oak Character” 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1329) - - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear ruby with an off white head. Aroma is melon and oak. Taste adds vanilla, cherry, almond and booze. Medium sticky palate. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber - Fire Sale price of $2.99. Deep dark brown pour with ruby red accents and a long lasting medium thick khaki colored head. Aroma has some fruity date accents, some bourbon, some brown sugar. Full-bodied flavor with lots of malty fruity goodness reminiscent of brown sugar, dates and some molasses. Just a touch of citrus bitterness comes through in the back end, some oaky bourbon notes. Mouthfeel is thick and full. Pretty solid and an absolute steal for $2.99.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Deep, clear chestnut brown. Bomber. Bad label. One finger light tan head. Woody, chalky, sweetish, peat, putty, light vanilla, happy aroma. Boozy, prominent oak and vanilla. Lots of hops, but somehow malt-forward at the same time. Sweeter as it warms. Dough and chemicals. Edgy, woody, lightly astringent. Thick mouthfeel, lively carbonation. New Leaf Market.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet toffee, caramel, light fruit, dry and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3804) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown/copper with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee from the malts, some bitter hops, light oak, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty standard beer, nothing exceptional or really unique.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- very tasty beer, a little on the sweet side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2014
Tap. Slightly murky orange amber pour with a sticky foamy cream head. Toffee, bold oak, fairly sweet but drinkable, nice little hop bite late. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2150) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
A nice juicy barley wine. Sweet, bready, dried fruit, not too boozy. Not too bad I must say.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from southern tier. Poured very dark red amber with beige thick lingering head. Aroma of oak barley roast. Light carb med bod. Bittersweet dark fruit raisin taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2012 Bottle. Clear, apple cider color with scant, frothy, off-white head, wet lacing / Rich nose of caramel & orchard fruit / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet but with good hop balance, bitterness lurking underneath / Flavors of fresh caramel, apple, oak, coffee, chocolate / Not up there with the best, but solid.


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