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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber/ruby with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is dark, vinous fruit, cereal and cookie malt, figs, booze, floral hops, and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt forward with booze, vanilla, oak, vinous fruit, and floral hops; sweet, boozy finish. Full body and low carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, fruity esters, alcohol, brown sugar, dates, caramel and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy hops and light bitterness, alcohol notes and fruity esters with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
Sampled from bottle thanks to Joes. Clear reddish color, virtually no head. Smell malts, slightly wood, slightly sweet, a slight hint of hops. Taste malts, some sweetness, lightly resin, lightly alcohol and a slight hint of wood. Full body, medium to full carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4296) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle thx to joes. Ruby to brown colour with no head. Smells very sweet, resin, pine, raisins, syruppy, alcohol. Tastes quite sweet, some cherries, oak, barley, pine, syruppy.. Lots of wood in the taste. Full body, thick feel, soft carbo.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Pours dark amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit and wood. Flavour of caramel, sweetness, wood and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle:   Deep dark caramel, ruby hued, moderate frothy light beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet oak notes up front, some vanilla, toasted marshmallow, and graham cracker as well.   Slight tropical fruity flair as it warms.   On the tongue its certainly a malty sort, very woody (oak), with soft vanilla and graham cracker.   Not a hoppy example, rather sweet with a nice caramel like background.   Not real heavy, body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Thankfully given its sweetness its not too sticky.   No real hops on the finish either.   This is an English example from start to finish.   The Oak comes through on the nose and up front on the tongue.   Otherwise its a nice mellow smooth caramel and slightly tropical example of an English style Barley Wine.   Better than I expected!


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
09-NOV-2012, From Fish & Beer, @Ulkløbben Meeting, @my place. Amber with lasting off-white head. Malty fruity with wood, grape fruit, caramel, raisin. High carbonation, sweet, long bitter and sweet finish. Fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2012
from Erzbierschof - fully cloudy brown beer with a modest head retention; aroma of apples and prunes with hints of vanilla; moderate carbonation and full-bodied; velvety palate; some sweetness and some moderate earthy bitterness and a long aftertaste of caramel, chestnuts and marzipan - the alcohol is dangerously well hidden

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9456) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen! Thanks Jetson! Pours a hazy orangish brown appearance with a small tan head. Rich dark fruity, lively tannic, grainy fresh oaky, vanilla, caramel aroma. Super fresh oaky, big vanilla, somewhat boozy/strong, leather, tannin, caramel, dark chocolate, fig, raisin flavor with a bit strong but fairly smooth finish. Pretty tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle, pours a medium brown, aroma is bit oaky and the flavour is really smooth and a nice woody flavour, lots of vanilla, and just really full bodied and flavourful, one of the best b wines i have had in awhile, yum


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