herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Strong Ale Fest 2004. Didnt enter the rating sooner due to the fact I didnt think it would be considererd a seperate beer. To much goign on here. A beer that was already pretty extreme is pushed over the edge by the whiskey barrel aging. Over the top hops bludgeoned by harsh bourbon notes with oakiness that would be overbearing in any beer but this. Put this under MAYBe try again.
egajdzis (5871) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[2013 Southern Charred] Murky golden brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, sherry, vanilla, wood, nuts, and bourbon. Taste of caramel, nuts, tobacco, wood, vanilla, bourbony alcohol in the finish.
Alpha10 (538) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016/05/01 - Southern Charred 2015. Pours a ruby brown with a thick, frothy, khaki head that slowly reduces. Aroma is toffee, oak, roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, light molasses and a hint of bourbon. Taste is sweet toffee, molasses and vanilla, with a roasted malt base and an oaky/bourbon, lightly herbal hop finish. Super smooth. Mouthfeel is full and oily, with creamy carbonation and a bittersweet, warming finish. The bourbon barrel aging really mellows the aggressiveness of the regular Double Bastard. Awesome stuff.
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JMerritt (1921) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, labeled as Southern Charred (2015 version). Dark maroon with a thin, medium tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, moderately charred oak - very rich! Heavy malts dominate the flavor, though subtle leathers and pine sap trickle through. Finish is where all the whiskey ended up - mildly hot at first but rapidly mellowing. A fantastic sipper.
kbudd19 (973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Southern charred 15. Dark muddy brown with dense white head. Wonderful aroma, oak, vanilla, sweet malts, and spirits. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, mixed in with bitter hops, followed by vanilla and sprit character. Sticky , bitter sweet finish. The barrel treatment has smoothed out the base beer quite a bit, very good.
radagast83 (6678) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500ml bottle - as "Southern Charred". Poured a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet malts, smokey, boozy notes are strong in this one. Lots to take in with this one.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift from son from Total Wine California while on business I think he said Off white head dark pour touch of brown in pour medium carbonation aromas lovely bourbon vanilla oak toffee hint caramel dried fruits liquorice very smooth touches the flavours toasted caramel toffee bourbon so good oak the vanilla touch woody goodness dry crisp taste toffee sultanas raisins plums brown sugar great to sip and enjoy the finish best notes hops and the bourbon come together well lovely malts dry and somewhat creamy finish excellent stuff
ICEatALAMO (1245) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’15 bottle. The pour is a murky orange/amber, with a thick head at first. The aroma is mostly that of a strong ale with a hint of booze. The taste has a ton of flavor. Not as harsh as I would have thought from the aroma or just from regular DB. The bourbon is light, but compliments it very well.
wlajwl (5392) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is bourbon, strong malts and a good hint of caramel sweetness. The flavor is bourbon, strong malts, mild grapefruit/hops and a mix of caramel sweetness and warming alcohol in the finish.
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016 "Southern Charred" 12.7% ABV, poured a hazy orange-amber hue w/ medium beige head diminishing to ring. Moderate sweet malty aromas w/ some booziness in the nose. Initial flavor is moderate to bold sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, bourbon, oak, piney hop, and straw. Full bodied, average carbonation and a warm finish.
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BuckeyeBoy (4998) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle thanks to rich. pours out a hazy peach color topped with a small head. Nose is big bourbon barrel rich malts. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness barrel notes and lots of booze.