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Southern Charred - Stone Brewing Co.

Southern CharredSouthern Charred

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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%


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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meathookjones

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2013 00:08:19 | More by meathookjones
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a muddy milk chocolate brown, slight bit of light coming through when the glass is at an angle. Small light toffee head that stuck around long than expected. Doesn't look to be huge in body as the ABV my suggest.

S- Oak, vanilla, caramel, definite alcohol presence, salt water taffy, some raisin, and a good amount of hops.

T- Similar to aroma. Getting lots of the bourbon upfront with the oak and vanilla, plus some of the big caramel malt character from the Double Bastard. Nice dark fruits in the middle and ends with a big hop character that I think is a bit too much. I'm just not one that thinks hops and bourbon really pair well together.

M- Very nice and creamy that is on the lighter side of a heavy mouthfeel.

O- This beer has a great barrel character and the malt of the base beer really pairs well with it, I just don't think the hop character of the Double Bastard pairs as well. Having aged for about a year in barrels i was figuring the beer would have been a bit more mellow in the hops but it actually kinda tasted more hoppy than regular Double Bastard to me. But the barrel aspect is just fantastic to me, not too much alcohol and still fully flavored with oak and vanilla. A really nice beer and I will definitely be looking for more of Stone's barrel aged stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 03:06:19 | More by PaulyB83
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Official/written review #1100!

For a special occasion. Poured this from a bottle gifted to me.

Bottled in October, 2013, from a series of beers aged for years.

My expectations were extremely high for this beer and it did not disappoint.

This poured a raisin brown-amber in color with lightly brown foam. It has an amazing aroma that reveals itself in successive waves as it warms and opens. Let’s see… There’s bourbon, cornflakes and vanilla, that moves over allowing some stone fruits, with a rum and raisin character, which then dances with some caramel malt complexity and just a hint of what must be the lingering hop presence, all green and sticky like a drop of pine sap on the finish. The flavor is no less layered and rewarding. Fiery, hot, vanilla, oaky, spicy, and smooth, with a peppery kick and a long, dry finish. With each successive sip I get more and more out of this beer. The closest I can compare it to is Founder’s Backwoods Bastard, but even there the comparison falls somewhat short. Worth a try if you can still find it, worth a share if you get it, and worth another once it’s gone.

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S - Oak, caramel, burnt sugar, char, vanilla and faint bourbon.

T - The taste pretty much matches the nose. The only difference is the presence of dark fruits.

M - Full bodied and medium carbonation. Heavy mouthfeel, almost syrupy.

O - I thought it was good, an interesting take. But, not sure I agree with the high rating. May'be the burnt aspect turns me off to it? Not sure really.

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Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.