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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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Reviews by hckyfn9999:
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky orangish brown color with about a finger of cream-colored head that disappears pretty quickly. Bourbon is definitely noticeable in the aroma with oak and vanilla present.

Nice levels of bourbon present here, not over powering but its there with charred oak there along with vanilla and a little dark chocolate. To go with the bourbon is plenty of citrusy hops. Also the booze is pretty well hidden for 12.6% beer. I really enjoyed it, maybe not worth twenty bucks for the bomber, but damn good.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 05:09:50 | More by hckyfn9999
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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy dark amber with orangish tints on the extremes. Minimal head that retreats ti a fine bubble rim. The nose bursts with bourbon soaked prunes. The smell is quite complex: sweet dried prunes, plumes, oak, stale oranges and malts. The taste follows the nose, which doesn't always happen. Full body, low carb and as smooth as a ba dipa can be.

This was way talked up by my beer guys helper. I'm not disappointed but not overwhelmed. Kind of so so. This is the definition of a hybrid with qualities of several entities but not necessarily the best qualities.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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.

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