Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
Older versions 11.5%.
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

NickV's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Beautiful garnet color, but lacking in balance and palatability. The abv makes this beer tempting, but what we're really talking about here is barley wine; great if that's what you're looking for, but calling this an ale is almost a misnomer. ---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (640) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Corked bomber of "Stone Southern Charred." Mahogany Amber color with creamy, hazy appearance. Bourbon dominates but does not overwhelm. Malt, toffee, vanilla, woody. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; corked, as "Stone Southern Charred"; 12.7% ABV
Dark amber color, hazy, almost no head. Quite strong Bourbon aroma, but also malt. Deep malt flavor, nicely complemented by the strong bitterness, and god hop quality; a lot of toffee too, some treacle, nutty, with evident vanilla and Bourbon; warm in the end, the sweetness prevents it to be too boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orangish amber color. Aroma and taste are bourbon, sweet malts, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5119) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Had as "Southern Charred." Pours clear mahogany with lots of teeny bubbles and a nice cola-like buff head. Aroma delivers strong bourbon-soaked wood, toasted malt and caramel notes. Bold flavor floods the palate with bourbon, toasted malt, caramel, woody and nutty tones riding an earthy underpinning. Not for the faint of heart - or taste buds! Firm, viscous mouthfeel has lively fizz and a woody bourbon finish. Double your bastard, double your fun!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Super cloudy/dirty orange-brown color. This was quite the let down for me. The flavor really didn’t have much bourbon/whiskey at all. It was noticeably sweeter. Much preferred the original, both in flavor and especially price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a burnt amber brown color with a thin khaki head. Oak, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, resin, pine and bourbon aroma. Burnt caramel, toffee, toast, oak, pine, molasses, light chocolate, smoke, resin, raisin and bourbon flavors. Medium full body and low carbonation. Oak, caramel and bourbon finish. Series 2014, batch 06.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle split at Sentinel, picked up in CA somewhere, 20/05/16 ’as Southern Charred’. Rich reddish amber with a big old light beige cap. Nose is rich bourbon barrel, light spice, dark malts, coconut shreds, toffee. Taste comprises well integrated bourbonics, fruit cake, spice, toffee fudge, cheesecake base, rich malt. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent strong, good use of the barrel, packs a punch but drinks below the hefty ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4246) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle shared at Sentinel, post Barrow Hill, courtesy of Cloin. Cheers. Hazy bronze. No head. Nose has chewy sweet, barley hop. I’ve no idea what that means. Woody. Boozy. Fruity, with some toffee notes. Taste is boozy sweet. Heavy toffee. Palate is smooth, rich and luscious. Overall, it’s heady, boozy and a bit over the top. Good beer to end the evening on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft Ale, called Southern Charred on that particular bottle. Nose was heavy caramelly malt, oaky bourbon, dense and complex flavor, comes off like a souped up and spirit oak-aged DB, with the oak and bourbon lifting up this already massive libation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2016
500ml corked and caged bottle from Binny’s in Highland Park. Cellared 6 months and shared with bananabi11 at cellar temperature. Big pineapple. Caramel. Whiskey. Then more pineapple. And more whiskey. More sweet than bitter. Almost barleywine-ish. Medium to full bodied. Carbonation is fine. Blend is solid/good. Definite alcohol presence. Could get some of the base Bastard, and certainly the barrel aging on top. Solid! 14.4

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