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Southern Charred - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 75
Gots: 105 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
2012 Double Bastard Ale aged over a year in three types of barrels, including virgin charred American oak.

(Beer added by: SuperbikeShaun on 11-08-2013)
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Photo of Ri0
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 500ml bottle into chalice. Bottled Oct, 2013.

A - A murky brown color with a thin head. Fades quickly and leaves the slightest ring with some spotty lacing. Not the most attractive beer, but that is not what it is about.

S - Sweet brown sugar, molasses, burnt caramel, and some dark fruit. The bourbon, vanilla, and oak all stand out and there is some butterscotch. I don't find any of the hops in the nose.

T - Starts off sweet with brown sugar, molasses, and some dark fruit. The vanilla and butterscotch stand out more and there are notes of bourbon and oak. The hops are muted from the Double Bastard base with some noticeable alcohol. Has some Old ale and Scotch ale qualities.

M - Medium body with nominal carbonation. Somewhat of a syrup feel, but smooth with a warming finish.

O - This was really nice and shows you just how versatile Double Bastard can be. It had some qualities that reminded me of a old ale or barrel aged scotch ale.

Ri0, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

GMorgan, Oct 05, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

TubaDan, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

WesM63, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

inspektor, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kvgomps, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

pholla666, Aug 31, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +9.3%

exl_90, Aug 30, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +13.7%

Domvan, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

M1A2, Aug 18, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -4.9%

Thanks Dan and Emma for sharing this.

A- Split a few ways and poured to pint glasses with a muddled dark amber brown body. A crown forms atop the brew to over a finger with a semi-thick creamy consistency. A big sheet of lace forms for about an inch with

S- Sweet caramelized sugars, brown sugar and crystal malt sweetness with a large dose of Bourbon and oak. Big vanilla and whiskey come out with toasted and fresh oak tannins. Some raisins ala Old Ale as well.

T- Oak and whiskey complexity really comes out in this beer and I guess it makes sense with the blend of barrels. Tons of vanilla, sour whiskey, pepper whiskey, fresh oak wood as well as toasted oak; just a plethora of oak barrel hints. The base Double Bastard feels aged but not all that much with a huge amount of brown sugar, musty caramel, slight alcohol and raisins.

MF- Medium bodied and oily body with a silky and creamy texture. Warmth in the finish is towards the high side. Carbonation at a medium level just a shade towards low.

A lot of whiskey and oak complex flavors but it doesn't drown out the base beer that much or make it feel alcoholic. The body is somewhat thinned out but it still holds up enough to make for a great experience.

cbutova, Aug 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

camjarvis44, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

scott2269, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -36.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Wolberjs, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into snifter. Bottled October 2013.

A: Pours a deep, murky, maroon with a finger of thick tan colored head that slowly faded into a greasy film and thick collar. Sheets of wispy, bubbly, lace were left down the glass.
S: Rich notes of boot leather, vanilla custard, earthy hop resin, smooth bourbon, camp fire toasted/singed marshmallow, leaf tobacco, dark roasted malt and a hint of medium chocolate. Smells as I would imagine this beer would smell given what it is and how it was made.
T: Follows the nose with rich flavors of leather, milk chocolate, vanilla, and slight char. I also get sweet and stick flavors of caramel, brown sugar, candied sugar, and maybe toffee. The finish is full of very mellow and smooth bourbon, oak, and bitter, leafy, hops. The aftertaste is rich, sweet, and lingering with flavors of booze, chocolate, and hop resin.
M: Full body, greasy, oily, thick and smooth mouthfeel that has a solid bitterness and a very mild alcohol presence. The carbonation is medium-low with a good chew without being distracting.
O: A very flavorful and decadent beer. The age and the barrel really add another layer of complexity and smoothness to the base beer. I wish I had purchased more bottles.

scottfrie, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

BeersAndBears, Jul 26, 2014
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Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.