jkwood04 (3847) - 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 (2278) - 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 (714) - 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 (455) - , 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 (1056) - 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.
rbrazell (1619) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof. Labeled as Southern Charred. Deep ruby amber pour with a frothy tan head. Big charred oak barrel aroma, vanilla, molasses, toffee with some very light citrus. Sweet caramel and toffee malt entry fading into smooth vanilla oak, hints of smoke with a hints of citrus hops at the end. Slightly oily body with low carbonation and warming alcohol. Nice winter warmer.
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. Big caramel toffee whiskey strong ale. Double Bastard meets whiskey. Hot and interesting. Big beer.
ROBC3366 (595) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a carmel brown with minimal head. Smells of bourbon and tastes absolutely delicious
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boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at Stone Bistro and Gardens... Poured brownish/mohagony with a a moderate light tan head. Aroma of whiskey and wood with charred grains and barrel notes. Strong whiskey and booze and heat. Bitter-sweet molasses with hoppiness and malt sweetness. Toffee and caramel with a nice toasted character. Oak and bourbon continued through to the warming finish.
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Southern Charred here, Batch 07, 2013 release (w/2012 Double Bastard being aged). I guess this is the alias. Bottle from the Stone Bistro in San Diego. Pours a murky brownish amber with a ring of yellowish brown head. Aroma is big fruits, vanilla, bourbon, anise, caramel, toffee, maybe even a little chocolate. Smells very nice. Flavor follows with sweet caramel, fig, vanilla, smoke, peat, perhaps some chocolate. Very nice layer of flavors. Sweet but not cloying. Bourbon is there and had a slight burn, but it isn’t overly hot, albeit a strong whiskey presence. Medium carbonation, thick heavy mouthfeel. Overall a very nice barrel aged brew that I would put in the BA Barleywine category.