Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)/ Southern Tier Brew

  • Beer/Brewery - Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)/ Southern Tier Brewing Company  City/State- Lakewood, New York  STYLE – American Barleywine  ABV – 9.6%  IBU – 85 DATE – 23 OCT 2011  SERVING TYPE – 22 oz Bomber GLASSWARE – Snifter B+ / 3.98 look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4  APPEARANCE – It is a murky brown with a hint of red, sadly it reminds me of pond water. It poured with a ¼ inch head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring of foam around the edge of the glass  AROMA- Fruity sweet with traces of alcohol  TASTE – It has the defined barleywine taste with some nice roasted malts, but with traces of fig and dates with the alcohol closing in at the end to warm you up.  MOUTHFEEL – A little thick with a good bit of carbonation on the tongue  CONCLUSION – A good stand alone barleywine, nothing special, but very enjoyable.  -JH-