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Southern Charred - Stone Brewing Co.

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Southern CharredSouthern Charred

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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 73
Gots: 107 | FT: 18
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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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-12-2014 08:35:23 | More by zestar
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%

Ok, I see ya Stone. I see your brashness, I see your aggression, I see your abrasion. But now you've chosen a term that resonates greatly with the South, with the Bourbon constituents, with a mindset of succulence, richness and refinement. Stone, your tipping your toe in... Let's see what you got...

Southern Charred opens with lackluster charm. Murky as a muddle rain puddle, its brown, gold and amber is nothing appealing... until it releases a sandy-bright blanket of foam. Like meringue, it concretes its top with a long lasting cap and with broken lace as the beer slowly recedes.

But on sniff and it's all over... the aromas meld into the soul with absolute succulent power. Everything from sweet maple, to boubon-soaked oak, to butterscotch, to cherry wood, to vanilla and cream- everything that's imagined about butter pecan manifests themselves into this ale form.

And that's how the taste opens. Its sultry, savory and succulent tone seduces the taste buds with absolute ease as the sugars, buttery richness and creamy sweetness massages away any worry. But as the beer traverses over the middle, it pulls in other complexities: first an oaken wave of charred oak; then high bitter stemmy bitterness; and later bourbon-soaked fruit. Finishing with de-e-e-eply resinous bittering and playful acidity- the ale is dry tasting with hops, whisky and wood spice.

Its full body is largely due to its high residual sweetness that saturates and caresses the palate in seductive fashion. As their grip slowly releases, an abrassive grate comes and scrubs the palate far sooner than what is preferred. Its late charge of bitterness and malty-dryness extends well into the next savory sip.

Like the love-hate relationship you have with an ex-girlfriend. She's sweet and irresistible early but bitter and gnarly late. But once you're over her- you go back in for another taste. She's the blessing and the curse all in one.

12-07-2013 08:14:15 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2014 02:30:35 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2014 02:33:37 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-27-2014 18:45:13 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-30-2013 05:00:26 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-23-2014 02:43:53 | More by kylehay2004
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

11-26-2013 10:13:10 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -19%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-22-2013 06:25:16 | More by SocalKicks
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-23-2014 02:39:35 | More by nickfl
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

admittedly i was never the hugest arrogant bastard fan, but so many of its reincarnations have been splendid. maybe none more so than southern charred. this brew pours a medium copper color, maybe a touch darker, with less than a half inch of khaki head. it has a nose of burnt amber malt, toffee and buttery sweetness, strong vanilla and oak elements, but its not bourbon forward as i expected. its also not as charred as i expected, given its name and barrel treatments. i get some carbon charcoal mellowness type of vibes, but its not actually a ton of flavor. the hops of the bastard have mellowed considerably, although this still has enough bitterness to counterbalance all the sweet. strong boozy notes come out, even more intensely when it warms up. a slow sipper to say the least, but a very layered brew full of sweet malt, earthy wood, and sturdy booze. full bodied and not overly carbonated, this feels about like it should for a strong ale. i know these were expensive, but a beer worth trying without question.

01-14-2014 18:26:16 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -36.3%

12-16-2013 22:30:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2014 02:02:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-22-2013 20:21:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-14-2014 22:36:21 | More by Mebuzzard
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-07-2013 07:49:03 | More by rab53
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-17-2013 18:28:21 | More by sendbeer
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-15-2014 21:17:57 | More by Zaphog
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle opened on 12.9.13
2013

A - Pours a very cloudy and murky medium brown with an average light tan head with good retention.

S - Caramel, malt, bourbon.

T - Caramel and bourbon, some acidic wood in the finish.

D -Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Lots of caramel and bourbon, a bit hot.

12-30-2013 03:55:02 | More by HuskyinPDX
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-16-2013 01:14:22 | More by johnnnniee
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-12-2013 21:13:40 | More by chippo33
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%

500 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled October 2013. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours a murky hazelnut brown color with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit (raisins), and wood. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some plums, dark bread, candied oranges and a little bit of peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's syrupy and creamy with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good brew. It's pricey at $19.99 a bottle, but definitely worth trying. I'd consider buying another bottle if I found some again.

07-18-2014 22:07:33 | More by bluejacket74
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2014 06:52:27 | More by bsuedekum
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-21-2014 19:32:54 | More by Axnjxn
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Southern Charred from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.