Charred Walls Of The Damned | Burnt Hickory Brewery

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4.36/5
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Charred Walls Of The DamnedCharred Walls Of The Damned
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States
burnthickorybrewery.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian barleywine aged in bourbon barrels.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,294
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
56
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of atlandy
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cribguy
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought one of the last bottles from the brewery and tucked it away in my fridge for later. I should have bought more than one bottle. It is an amazing 'beer'. I say 'beer' because there is no way that it was only 13.5%. My only hope is that they make it again some day..

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Photo of IRAhopbomb
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer poured a red-leaning copper color.

Smell - The nose was quite boozy with banana and raisin notes.

Taste - The booze was initially heavy, but does not burn. Notes of sweet banana, clove, fruit leather, and candy sugar. As the beer warmed, there was a definite caramel presence with boozy undertones.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was low with sticky, almost oily, booze.

Overall - This is a beer worth seeking.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 vintage bottle #1122. The beer pours an opaque deep tan color with a short, fizzy head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is bourbon up front with a dark fruit smell coming through strongly underneath.

The taste is very sweet bourbon right away. Then the dark fruits come through, dominated by raisin. The finish is slightly bitter and lingering. The alcohol makes itself known at the end also.

The mouthfeel is low carbonation but it's not overly smooth.

Overall this is decent. At two years old the bourbon is still strong but the dark fruits come through nicely. It's still a little hot, and it'll be a slow sipper for me.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft poured; one finger head. Lots going on here! Fruits, vanilla, raisins, bourbon is subtle.... expecting a slight smokey taste -- instead you get the salty/ lemonish taste of Old Bay... WOW! Amazing ....this is one to try!!

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Photo of SuperBrewThru
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

AWESOME! finally was able to get a bottle of this at the brewery last night. the brewer brought it our from the cellar and gave it to me! Baba Booey.. it's my favorite.

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Photo of LC1994
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer! Charred Walls smells like vanilla and bourbon with caramel flavor. It has a traditional Belgian sweetness in the palate. You can also taste the bourbon that is also in the nose. I really love this quad!

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbgeibel
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got 4 22oz bottles from the 10/2015 bottling event. Drank one the next day: pours dark, no light comes through. Somewhat dense head (about 1 inch) with lacing. Smell is great, lots of dark fruits, obviously a good bourbon scent, plum, toffee, raisins. Taste is much of the same. Boozy and sweet but not what you would expect from a 13%. The taste lingers a bit with dark fruits on a strong bourbon backbone. Belgian sweetness throughout. Warm in the mouth in the best way possible. I have 2015 bottles #140 and #1004 in my cellar and I can't wait to get to them in a while.

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Photo of markcp
3.77/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfish2942
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobv
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2014
Bottle #324/327.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Quad
13.5% ABV

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Photo of Bung
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from the brewery's bottle release party. Released 10/2015. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a turbid, barely translucent ruby hued mahogany with a finger and a half beige head. The dense froth settles to a tight collar that leaves a few sporadic beads of lace.

Incredible and inviting nose. Rum raisins, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, toffee, wet wood and plenty of Belgian yeasty esters. Pretty much exactly the aromas I look for from the style.

Tastes of bourbon, macerated plums, booze doused candied dates, raisin bread, brown sugar, toffee, oaky vanilla, mild earth and some alcohol. The 13.5% abv is well hidden, going down as easy as an 8-9% brew. There is a great mix of bourbon barrel and American quad going on here.

Creamy, medium full feel with fairly light carbonation. The delightful aftertaste leaves me thinking of toffee-dusted bourbon raisin bread pudding.

Burnt Hickory has a damn fine barrel aged quad here. One of the best American brewed examples of the style I've had. It's great to see that even with their expanded production Burnt Hickory is still keeping up their high quality. Charred Walls Of The Damned is well worth a little effort to try.

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Photo of BUNZILLA
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Charred Walls Of The Damned from Burnt Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 56 ratings