Southern Charred - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.58/5 rDev -40.3%
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.
06-09-2014 04:57:24 | More by jdprmd
3.05/5 rDev -29.4%
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.
07-15-2014 04:05:16 | More by spoony
3.74/5 rDev -13.4%
A - Pours a deep, bold copper in color with a light tan head.
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.
03-16-2014 19:09:16 | More by cvm4
Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.