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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15279) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle, 9.6%. Slightly hazy dark amber/brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, toffee, oak, wood, hop, little vanilla and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost clear amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is lovely fruity hoppy with a great malty kick and oak in the background. The flavour is great malty with notes of biscuits and sweet fruity hops. Long fruity finish. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - DEC 25, 2012
nice looking dark brown with white head. big lacings, malty, earthy hops and hint of oak in aroma. Taste is similar with, caremel, wood, hops, malty sweetness witn very nice hop bitterness, alcohol very well hidden, truly balanced and solid.. Really really nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegingerkid (11) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
This is a superb brew the smell of oak and graham crackers is very strong i could also detect a hint of caramel and touch of citrus. A very full mouthfeel. The alcohol was there but for 10% ABV it was very subdued. This is a very complex brew. This beauty is for the true connisuer and not for begginers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5077) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14103) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1964) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - 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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