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Southern Charred - Stone Brewing Co.

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Southern CharredSouthern Charred

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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 71
Gots: 104 | FT: 19
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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Jules11788

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

12-04-2013 20:51:32 | More by Jules11788
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scottfrie

California

4.44/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 01:55:35 | More by scottfrie
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-26-2014 02:09:39 | More by BeersAndBears
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2014 18:07:27 | More by Skunkdrool
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eblythe1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2014 04:38:26 | More by eblythe1
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BuschLeagueOC

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2014 22:35:49 | More by BuschLeagueOC
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled October 2013. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours a murky hazelnut brown color with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit (raisins), and wood. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some plums, dark bread, candied oranges and a little bit of peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's syrupy and creamy with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good brew. It's pricey at $19.99 a bottle, but definitely worth trying. I'd consider buying another bottle if I found some again.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 22:07:33 | More by bluejacket74
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a cloudy caramel colored amber brown. Some off-white froth.

(S)- Slightly smoky/brine profile meets lots of vanilla and oak. Subtle sweetness of caramel.

(T)- Lots of caramel meets the charred oak. Very subtle smokiness in there with plenty of oaky vanilla.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Sweet, but balanced well with the smoky oak.

(O)- I like this. Remnants of an old ale and barleywine with the charred oak and smoke.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 16:39:47 | More by sweemzander
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spoony

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From a 500 ml bottle (bottled October 2013) into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated June 20, 2014.

A-The cork required pliers to remove....Anyway, the brew is murky and tea-colored with a short, tan head. The foam dissipates quickly and leaves a little ring round the glass. The lacing is decent at first and then fades.

S-The aroma is heavy on the oak barrel...like I'm in a sawmill heavy on the oak. I sniff dry tannins from the wood and beneath the lumber I get some caramel, heat, vanilla, some dried fruit, more heat, alcohol, burnt sugar, and more alcohol heat. Seriously, I understand that this beer is supposed to be intense, but the alcohol and wood here are on another level.

T-The taste is similarly hot and heavy. I detect alcohol, caramel, prune, spice, alcohol, and oak barrel. The aftertaste is sort-of vegetal and rough, and suggest hops in the vaguest sense. This beer tastes like what I imagine would happen if Stone messed up on a batch of Oaked Arrogant Bastard. Not impressed.

M-The feel soft, but slightly gritty on the palate. Heft is medium.

O-My notes say "Ugh all around." I understand the desire to push boundaries, but this beer did not work for me. It is unbalanced, too hot, and generally undesirable. I guess they can't all be winners.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 04:05:16 | More by spoony
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-14-2014 17:37:50 | More by jbriggs7
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-12-2014 08:35:23 | More by zestar
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cmacwiz

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-09-2014 07:54:57 | More by cmacwiz
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christoph28

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

07-09-2014 07:53:11 | More by christoph28
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-09-2014 05:58:35 | More by mctizzz
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-06-2014 06:52:27 | More by bsuedekum
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daron7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-03-2014 00:59:03 | More by daron7
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-01-2014 01:53:19 | More by BrooBub
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Rothobinide

California

5/5  rDev +16%

06-28-2014 22:18:44 | More by Rothobinide
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Liverocks

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-27-2014 14:19:53 | More by Liverocks
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eulerthegrape

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-23-2014 18:39:37 | More by eulerthegrape
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jivex5k

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

06-17-2014 21:35:27 | More by jivex5k
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-14-2014 15:24:42 | More by Zonian1
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-11-2014 18:34:06 | More by ste5venla
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jdprmd

Missouri

2.58/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 04:57:24 | More by jdprmd
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lokieman

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2014 01:37:00 | More by lokieman
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Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.