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Southern Charred - Stone Brewing Co.

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Southern CharredSouthern Charred

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 70
Gots: 106 | FT: 17
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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A - Generous pour into an oversized snifter a what/tan head that dissipates quickly.

S - Taffy, butterscotch oak and bittering hops… no smell of bourbon…but looking forward to this.

T - It hits your tongue and I got excited, toffy characteristics of a true old ale… then it hits you. EHH this is almost more of a mess that double bastard. The faded hops and mix of barrel aging make this taste like a bitter toffy shit storm. This seems to be very acidic from the various barrels it was aged in adding to the bitter taste

M - With each sip I cringe more but still a balanced mouthfeel

O - I was expecting great things from this beer… maybe I drank it to late or to early, either way right now its a drain pour.

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A: Initially large bubbled, off white head. Dies to near zero retention, a little lacing. Cloudy deep amber.
S: Bourbon on bourbon. Sweet, vanilla, candied fruits. Mild hints of cinnamon.
T: Boozy cherries, vanilla. A fading bitterness on the finish, perhaps the last remnants of the great hop presence that once was. Once I get a little acclimated, the DB based shows up. Starts to get a little drier, let you know it wasn’t a sweet barleywine in there afterall. Gives a fair dose of balance for the finish.
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S: Oak, bourbon, vanilla, and raisins.

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Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.