peteinSD (1414) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 [Southern Charred] Tap @ Stone O’Side. Murky caramel brown pour with a quickly fading froth of light tan foam. Wow - huge chewy vanilla, coconut, and vanilla bourbon on the nose with dense, sweet malt underneath and slight pine/bitterness. Heaviest barrel influence yet I’ve had on a Stone beer. Taste is semi-hot bourbon with thick, chewy vanilla, dense raisin and toffee, spicy alcohol, and pine with complimentary hop bitterness. Coating mouthfeel. Bit of a beast but good - laying a bottle down for a year+ should bring good results. Nice work Stone.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 4
Bottle. Murky brownish pour with a froth of tan foam that lingers down to a slick. Aroma is heavy whiskey with underlying caramel, toffee, and even some lingering hops. Taste is dominated by clean whiskey with vanilla notes, slight alcohol heat, and a realtively mellow and pleasant base beer consisting of toffee, sweet malt, and light bitterness. The whiskey plays well off the double bastard and the beer has clean mouthfeel. I like it.
fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
had this actually as Southern Charred. pretty good but not super exciting.
Thisis12ptfont (882) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is vanilla, oak, cinnamon, coconut, roasted caramel, molasses, toffee and roasted malt syrup. Appears a deep copper with no foam whatsoever. Taste is big bourbon, oak, coconut, toffee, vanilla, and caramel latte upfront. Some more subtle notes of roasted molasses, roasted amber malts, espresso oils, cough syrup and strong malt syrup. Overall, this is absolutely incredible. I’m really impressed that I can taste the base beer on this one. It literally tastes like Double Bastard with bourbon, vanilla, coconut and oak added. Also, this is smooth as hell. I get no alcohol burn on this whatsoever. Really impressive.
JonDGAF (3) - Fontana, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was awesome, one of the best barrel aged beers I have tasted. Follow the link below for the video review.
Boutip (4917) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a murky dirty brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of wood and rye whiskey is pretty dominant with some light hoppy relics notes. Taste is also dominated by rye whiskey notes with quite a bit of woody notes with some residuals sugar notes and light fading hoppy notes. Body is full with good carbonation with some well-balanced warming notes. One of the best nightcap beers I’ve tasted in the recent months.
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sous l’étiquette ’’Southern Charred’’. Après une petite rareté de Crooked Stave, je me disais que cette bouteille fraichement débusquer au coin allait me divertir pleinement pour l’arrivée tranquille de 2015. Je ne m’attendais pas à ça. Je ne m’attendais pas à tant de confort dans le corps, dans le siège du Whiskey. Ça se boit comme un bonbon vanillé brutalement riche avec des piliers houblonnés agonisants mais possédant encore une grande force. Des moments de perfection arrivent par soubresauts. Ce liquide est musclé, puissant et suave.
supershea (19) - Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Out of a bottle, the aroma reminded me of a single barrel bourbon. Sweet malts, with hints of vanilla, toffees and spices. The complex flavors did not stay to the end. The hops that I was expecting to stay, instead tapered off.
BOSSbrewer (2066) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours Amber brown with a very thin off white head. Aroma is dark fruits sweet malt wood. Lots of alcohol. Flavor has some bourbon lots of oak. Finishes surprisingly dry. Really nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
luttonm (2537) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle (as Southern Charred 2014) in Seattle, thanks to Matt! Rich hazy heavy malts. Lovely beer, alc bite, smooth and rich. Barrel smooth. Rich. A little cinnamon hot. Cool beer, very tasty.
trevor211 (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Matt for the taste from the bottle! This has all the right things going for it. Big, big flavor - the classic blend of aggressive hops and sweeter malts, only with some oak, and vastly intensified vanilla/caramel notes from the bourbon. This is delicious stuff!
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Cloudy, swampy burnt amber body with a tan film & collar perched nicely up top. Aroma of scorched oak, light toffee, caramel, hints of licorice, & a strong presence of earthy, borderline piney hops. Lots of booze & wood in the back-end. Taste loaded with sweet brown sugar, caramel, & toffee candy. Hints of maple syrup, spicy oak, & earth. Finish is mostly sweet & syrupy; big, thick body. Nice stuff.