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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
“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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5280) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- very tasty beer, a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3248) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
A nice juicy barley wine. Sweet, bready, dried fruit, not too boozy. Not too bad I must say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2160) - New York, New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1963) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2818) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft in a tulip glass - sweet and oak. Smooth and dry are an odd mix. Berry intrusion. A fine beer. Balanced all around and not at all overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Oak and brown sugar (how come you look so good?) some vanilla, some other stuff that one would find in craft beer...drink it and find out for yourself. It is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Nice sweetness from the malt bill. Hops are a bit subdued. Oakiness with whiskey/bourbon characteristics are evident.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1896) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottled, 0.65l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Pours hazy dark brown with thin creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, caramelized malt,cask wood and some alcohol notes. Taste starts with smooth and rich maltiness, following is sweet and fruity with warming mouthfeel and moderate bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and average carnonation in palate. Superbly bold brew for cold winter days...

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