tmoreau (2979) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Shared 500 ml. "Southern Charred" bottle, poured to snifters, showing a murky, brown color, with just a modest layer of tan foam, and some dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was caramel & brown sugar sweetness, with some oak, barrel induced vanilla, and lurking alcohol. The taste was malty, with a mellower presence of the aroma notes, and moderate hop bitterness that lingered in the flavor with the strong, bourbony alcohol. Not really boozy, but successfully warming. Shared another 500 ml. bottle with a clearer, amber hue, a hint of added, barrel coconut, medium+ body, and an earthy and tannic bitterness. Equally impressive!
suprchunk (2666) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very murky toffee colored pour. Thick creamy khaki head. Plenty of lacing. Nice peppery vanilla aroma reminiscent of bourbon. Taste is a malt up front, followed up by some bourbon heat, pepper and thinned out vanilla. Very good.
cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed with other Stone Brewing Co regulars on tap as Southern Charred. If you like strong ales this is your Messiah. Pours a cloudy reddish color with a beige head. Taste is where this one prevails. It?s double bastard with extra vanilla notes, butterscotch, and bourbon. And the mouth feel is very smooth. Finishes very well for how strong this brew is at 12.6%. Just came out again a couple months ago but was told by my Stone insiders that this beer.does not age well. That buttery flavor gets way stronger and will overpower. If you find it drink it immediately. Just insiders information for you all.
MHOSKINS (82) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! Strong Ale fans rejoice! This is one good beer! Bastard on steroids.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dansac (107) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious; the best barrel aged experiment Stone has put forth. Huge bourbon in the nose, vanilla, butterscotch. Pours a hazy full body. It’s sweeter than DB, and a lot better too, I think.
Killer stuff; I just wish they it was a proper 750ml bottle for the price tag, considering how generous Stone is usually. :)
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Blippsmas!. Pours a hazed amber ruby with a thin white head. Big malty with a lot of malt. Long malt and oxidized malt and old bitterness. Boozy and warm.
bhensonb (12576) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’500 ml c&c bottle (as Southern Charred at 12.6%) from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark amber/brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is primarily bourbon. Med + body. Flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla - lots of those - and some nice roasty malt. This stuff is not bitter, but it’s not excessively sweet. Finishes mainline bourbon, and trying to be dry. The alcohol is not a problem. Merely detectable.
blipp (7070) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle "Southern Charred." Pours deep amber with a beige head. Big whiskey sweetness, light oak, vanilla, sweet malts, and hints of fruit. Good, not great.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone Southern Charred bottle pours with a murky amber like body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up big spicy oak mixed with some pine hops and a mild degree of bourbon booze notes. Hmm. The taste delivers sweet malts and then it quickly heads into a firm level of pine hop resin. To midway it gets into big spicy oak notes. Nice big oaky brew.
jtclockwork (11028) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Blippsmas as Southern Charred. Pours muddy brown with white head. Nose and taste of charred oak, cherry, whiskey and toffee. Medium body.