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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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ripweblo

Florida

1/5  rDev -76.8%

12-27-2013 20:27:15 | More by ripweblo
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errantnight

California

2.5/5  rDev -42%

12-15-2013 07:29:23 | More by errantnight
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mkennedy119

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -42%

01-29-2014 13:38:32 | More by mkennedy119
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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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jivex5k

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

06-17-2014 21:35:27 | More by jivex5k
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%

12-16-2013 22:30:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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bcerv-ca

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

04-29-2014 01:19:48 | More by bcerv-ca
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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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Thurgoft

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

01-08-2014 01:44:04 | More by Thurgoft
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patrick802

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

05-12-2014 16:26:06 | More by patrick802
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osuskin

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

12-07-2013 00:24:39 | More by osuskin
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jampics2

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

12-01-2013 14:48:28 | More by jampics2
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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-17-2014 18:57:39 | More by anhigdon
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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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Deaner1308

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

05-27-2014 22:00:28 | More by Deaner1308
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

05-18-2014 05:59:16 | More by mhaugo
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

04-29-2014 01:55:04 | More by JAHMUR
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 19:09:16 | More by cvm4
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-10-2014 21:06:55 | More by jtladner
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bccocx

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-04-2014 04:45:31 | More by bccocx
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -13%

01-08-2014 19:07:40 | More by BuckTuckian
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meathookjones

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13%

12-28-2013 00:08:19 | More by meathookjones
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

04-13-2014 16:02:22 | More by StlHopHead77
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13%

01-27-2014 04:29:12 | More by JMBSH
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-12-2014 08:35:23 | More by zestar
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Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.