bhensonb (10702) - 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 (5884) - Newark, New Jersey, 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 (6768) - 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 (7905) - , 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.
TheEpeeist (3281) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle, really?! This is for the recent Southern Charred. Murky brown with a big, foamy beige head. Nose is bourbon, caramel, faint orange peel and wood. Medium body with a brisk tingle. Taste is on the sweeter side with caramel and maple then bourbon, grass and grapefruit. Impressive work from Stone but at a price.
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (2013 Southern Charred) in a tulip. Pours cloudy brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of oak, caramel and toffee, some vanilla, bourbon, and light honey. Flavor same with a nice blend of the barrels and the beer. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
johnnnniee (2151) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the BFD Christmas Party.
Huge bourbon and vanilla nose with a sweet sugary malt base. Great barrel aged brew right here!
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 2013 Southern Charred variant. Maple pour with off white head. Nose is caramel candy, sweet malt, and barrel. Taste has some bitterness left over from the hops. Sweet but no where near as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe. Some vanilla as well. Medium body and finishes a tad sweet. Very solid but a very hefty price tag for a Stone brew.
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Huge sweet vanilla aroma. Enormous vanilla oaky flavor, sweet bits of maple dry hop finish
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AndyW68 (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown pour with off white head. Aroma is burnt caramel and raisin. Taste is an exponential version of the aroma.