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. Its 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CanCrusher (1060) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1636) - Unio da Vitria, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5856) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
22 oz for 9 bucks. DOB was 2/14/12. I hope that doesnt 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (302) - 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 ones pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (3130) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3193) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
southern tier vs. founders at tap and mallet score 1 for southern tier. Pretty nice. candied oranges in the aroma waft out. Palate is complex. Sweet, malty. Sticky, thick. Dry oak finish. Very decent. Glad to finally find this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Maple syrup colored with 2cm of dense, off white head. Aroma is sweet with juicy plum and butter baked pineapple notes. Taste is the same but more attenuated with drying oak notes, that arent as smooth as Id hoped. I think Id prefer the bourbon barrel version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of oak and dark fruit invites you to take that first sip. Taste is oak, creamy, little dark fruit, sweetness of caramel malt, and it has a dry oak finish. Alcohol is well balanced. Great lacing.

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