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RATINGS: 152   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1103) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Nice sweetness from the malt bill. Hops are a bit subdued. Oakiness with whiskey/bourbon characteristics are evident.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (989) - 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...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CanCrusher (600) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
0,65L. Sharing this one with Kita. Hazy amber red colour with creamy light brown head., that goes down fast and leave nice circle. Strong aroma of dried fruits, roasted malts, honey, cask wood and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet taste with long lasting aftertaste. Smooth in mouths, full bodied, oily with soft carbonation. Excellent beer!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1137) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
large offwhite frothy gead. flat thick dark amber body. good lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: moderate malty, mate tea, moderate hoppy, caramel. if: moderate bitter light sweet salty. ff: moderate bitter sweet, salty; long duration. palate: medium full body, metallic heavy alcoholic finish, lively carbonation, oily texture. the odd experimental bitterness has nothing to do with the style, spoiling it big time. 80s 60r

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EamonTheGreat (122) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
On tap at Yogi's in Bloomington. Pours amber with a decent head and some lacing. Nice bourbon aroma that's not too strong when you drink it. A quality barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4308) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Oak and vanilla aromas. Sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to oak in the lasting resin finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
22 oz for 9 bucks. DOB was 2/14/12. I hope that doesn’t affect the taste. Pours a rusty/caramel type of color with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavily malty, with some whiffs of alcohol, piney hops and fruit coming through. Taste is malty up front with the fruity flavor really coming through too. There is a bit of alcohol and oak flavoring in the finish. Body is medium with a slick texture. This is a quite nice barleywine ale. I approve.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (297) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2013
22 oz. bomber. Pour is hazy amber rust with a modest off white head and ok lacing. Smell is very earthy and bready with wood and caramel notes as well as raisin, orange and pineapple. Alcohol present and some piney hops as well. Taste is heavy malt with caramel sweetness, oak is prevalent, the raisin and pineapple along with dark fruit also shine through. A hop profile gives the perfect bitterness and slight citrus finish to achieve balance. Mouthfeel is chewy and robust. I love barley wines and this one’s pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1973) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Deep Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Brown Head, Decent Lacing S: Caramel, Vanilla, Raisins, Sweet Malts T: Caramel, Raisins, Sweet Malts, M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sweet Overall, a nice barleywine that isnt over powering and the oak aging takes some of the sweetness away and mellows it out.


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