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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
Older versions 11.5%.
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Shared with EricTeusink creeping out some kids in the park. Agreed with him that the charred version should completely be a different rate. Thick dirty orange pour, and that was the last negative thing I could say about the beer. Smell was large. Big caramel, bourbon, spice (but not from a cabinet, like boozey spice), earthy. Taste is really what set this one apart as a memorable experience. The bourbon was not over the top, the blending of the barrels was well thought out, the charr being on 8% was neither too strong nor too subtle. It was a big beer, boozy for sure, spicy from the charr and bourbon, vanilla, a bit on the heavy side, but I could certainly take the whole 500 ml with pure enjoyment. A really nice barrel treatment or treatments.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Southern Charred Variant. I think RateBeer was wrong to lump this variant in with Whiskey Aged Double. Totally unique beer. Pours a kinds of unappealing hazy light medium brown with small tan head. Scent is smoky, oaky, boozy, and beautiful. Flavor is wonderful amalgam of whiskey, sweetness, smoke, with spice coming out of nowhere. Really, really loved Southern Charred. Wish it had been properly categorized here. Bottle - Shared by Westmeister

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6286) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle, caged/corked. Pours the ruddy, dirty brown color you’d expect. The aroma is strictly whiskey. But onto the palate, this delivers a delicious blend of rich malt backdrop, a little California bitterness, and then the warming soul of whiskey barrels. Work of art, here. (#5445, 2/25/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2014
500ml "Southern Charred" version. Pours caramel brown with a small off white/yellowish head. Nose is sweet upfront, some overripe fruits, lots of caramel, and toffee, sugar babies, light roast, but mainly sweet booze. Flavor is similar. Not a huge fan of regular DB, but I find this one a little more balanced than the OG. Purty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryecatcher (1336) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
500 mL bottle... and I don’t give a shit about the naming protocol -- this bottle says ’Southern Charred’ and that’s a helluva lot more creative than what the RB heading (and re-direct) is going by. Alright back to the beer... this one pours a murky, caramel-coppery color, no real head to speak of (although it’s been under the stairs since October and it’s pretty cold here in Chicago, so it might need to warm up to form suds) , no lacing. Nose is big boozy barrels, raisins, dates, vanilla, hint of malt. Mouth is big and oily, smacks you right in the mouth with a bourbon fist and a whole lotta sticky sweetness. Dried fruit, caramel, buttery toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, candied orange peel, hops bitterness creeps up on the back end. Very tasty stuff, probably woulda gone well with a slice of custard pie, or even some eggnog bread pudding (if I had any left from Christmas). This one is very similar to the Backwoods Bastard from Founder’s and the BA Behemoth from 3F’s, both of which rank as my two favorite non-stout barrel-aged beers. Wish I had a few more bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1540) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle listed as southern chared shared by Marcus. Pours ruby brown. Big oak and bourbon with a nice roasted finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9009) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and a sweet malt and alcohol aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with lots of bourbon well-aged and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Sweet, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, oak - poured cloudy brown, auburn - very tasty but, not quite as good as I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Muddy dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is oak and caramel. Taste is huge caramel and butterscotch. Nice vanilla and woody notes as well. Moderate alcohol burn. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel. Too sweet and I shouldn't like this as much as I do but man it's tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5323) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
500 ml. Southern Charred bottle. Pours a murky golden brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is bourbon, malt, wood, caramel, fruit, and vanilla. Nice and warming.

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