Southern Charred - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by arizcards:
4.43/5 rDev +2.5%
Picked up a 500 ml bottle in late November from Total Wine for $16.99. Bottled in October 2013. This was an oh by the way brew as i was picking up my Firestone Walker Anniversary brew. Looking back November was probably the best release month i have experienced. FW Anniversary, Abyss, the Bourbon County series, Ivan the Terrible, and Charred led to a huge beer bill but well worth it!
Beer poured brown with a nice off white head upon the initial pour.
Nose is huge with the barrel characteristics of oak, vanilla, light smoke, and a generous snootful of bourbon.
Taste matches the nose and then some. I was greeted by a huge warming bourbon presence. In addition to the oak, vanilla, booze, and smoke i am picking up on dark fruit and dark cocoa. The hop fade from the original beer is pretty significant but there is enough to make this well balanced.
Overall this in a very intimidating brew at first but one that evolves as one sips from the snifter. The complexity is right up there with the BB brews that are heavily barreled. Check it out if you see it on the shelf and you like heavy barrel aging!
03-01-2014 23:45:26 | More by arizcards
More User Reviews:
4.99/5 rDev +15.5%
Deep golden in color, cloudy appearance. Almost no carbonation. The smell, oh the smell! Heavenly notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, light smoke. Flavor follows the nose, HUGE bourbon flavors. Phenomenal mouthfeel with a long finish. Honestly, one of the best bourbon barrel aged beers I've had, not quite as good as Black Tuesday but up there with Uncle Jacob's.
11-17-2013 03:41:06 | More by SuperbikeShaun
4.56/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured from the bottle into a snifter.
The beer produces a huge, chewy, frothy head. The beer itself is very cloudy and unfiltered in appearance and has a color reminiscent of a Belgian. The color is like the skin on a plum or red grape.
I hear a lot about beers smelling like saddlebags, but this is the first beer that strikes me as having that aroma. The beer has a bit of a bitter/sour aroma that is earthy and leather-like. There are some reisnous hop aromas floating around in there as well. Some booze is present on the nose, but it is not overwhelming or dominant.
I get a blast of vanilla on the tongue almost immediately. Spicy hops bite the tongue and a bitter resin lingers. There's a lot of caramel-like flavor popping up as well, which then finishes with some bitterness from the big amount of hops.
Charred may be a misnomer here, as smooth is what I think of more. This is easy-drinking, smoothy and creamy on the mouth. The beer has its bitter moments, but I'm not left with a bitter blast at the finish and the booze is well masked.
This beer is too well-distributed to get the high ranking it really deserves, but this is a gem. For those that appreciate Stone, despite its wide distribution, this is a damn great beer.
12-08-2013 23:08:54 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from 500 ml bottle into double bastard glass.
A: Pours a cloudy mud colored brown with a small one finger tan head. Reminds me a bit of unfiltered apple cider in appearance.
S: Oak, bourbon, vanilla, and raisins.
T: Fairly significant oak flavors coming through. Sweet malts mixed with a nice hop punch. Dark fruits and some nice bourbon influence. The bourbon being much more apparent as it warms.
M: Full bodied with a bit of syrupy quality to it.
O: A very nice variation on the base beer which was already a favorite of mine.
05-24-2014 00:11:32 | More by richj1970
Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.