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 (7859) - 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 (12446) - 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 (6957) - 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 (7461) - 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 (10783) - , 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 (3537) - 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 (4767) - 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 (2922) - 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!