Charred Walls Of The Damned | Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Charred Walls Of The DamnedCharred Walls Of The Damned

Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Fall

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

Added by dbrelsfo on 11-18-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 48
Photo of LC1994
5/5  rDev +16.3%
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 mbgeibel
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
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 ThickNStout
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
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 brentk56
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2015; bottle no. 459

Appearance: A two inch ecru head settles on the tea-colored liquid and fades rather quickly; a few clumps of lacing linger

Smell: Caramel and vanilla dominate, with the Bourbon tones underneath

Taste: Caramel, molasses, burnt brown sugar and vanilla, up front, with the Bourbon tones building in the middle; fig in the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Having a hard time detecting the Quad elements here; maybe a hint of spicy yeast but that is pressing it; really more of an English Barleywine and a nice one if you think of it that way

Thanks, factory, for the opportunity

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: Clear copper with a moderate tan head and lacing.
smell: Rich vanilla and bourbon, some fruit.Sweet and subdued for such a big guy.
taste: That's the stuff! Much like the nose. A wonderful melange of oak, vanilla, bourbon, fruit. A touch of booze but surprisingly little given the abv. Great balance of sweet and strong. Well done folks.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep mahogany brown in color. Not much light will penetrate it. A fingernail of beige head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Not much other than bourbon in the aroma. The flavor is very much sweet bourbon forward. There's plenty of dark malt and plum in there. The alcohol is very apparent in the mouth and it is very warming.

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Photo of Divo366
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazing Quad! I'm a huge fan of vanilla in beer, and the quality of the vanilla flavor is incredible; not a chemical flavor like some that overdue it.

This barrel aged Quad has such a unique taste it's difficult to describe; you must try it for yourself!

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Photo of Jshari223
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Review of a 2012 bottle consumed on 7.24.14

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance -Thick, dark, murky brown lets no light shine through.

Smell- Sweet molasses, burnt sugar, very little fruit characteristics that are normally associated with Quad.

Taste- Warm Bananas Foster, more molasses, and burnt sugar. Caramel coated apples, and dried apricots come out as the beer warms a little. The barrel is not hidden at all, but is upfront, and arrogant.

Mouthfeel- Very nice, thick body that coats your mouth and hangs for a bit on your taste buds.

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Photo of Brewser_Lewser
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

from Secret Stash Bash over the weekend. My favorite beer of the day. Alot of hype about this beer! Glad to have finally tried it.

Like liquid candy with a real hot (but good) booze taste and smell. Malts and barrel aging went together well on this one. I just heard of Burnt Hickory a few months ago. they are not even bottling yet, so their stuff is hard to find. I'm now a huge fan. Proud of such a new brewery making such a huge beer!

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Charred Walls Of The Damned from Burnt Hickory Brewery
4.3 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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