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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Older versions 11.5%.
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4711) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2016
500 ml. aliased version "Southern Charred" 2015 vintage, 12.7%. Foggy copper-brown with a loose but lasting disc of bubbles. Subtler than expected nose has the anticipated notes of earthy maple-vanilla toffee, charred oak barrel and whiskey. Flavors are the same pleasant mix. Medium-heavy body has a smooth low-medium carbonation and hides the abv well. None too complex, but tasty. Dangerously large sips might be taken too easily from this nightcap style brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, rich vanilla, spicy hops, & bourbon; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, spicy hops, some rye, and bourbon; Warm/hot finish & slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5775) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle: (Southern Charred-2015) Hazy brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is wet wood, bourbon, caramel malt. Taste is quite bitter...bourbon-soaked-oak, Drying feel, yet boozy. One note......woody....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10223) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Bourbon, lactic caramel malt, and straw aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet bourbon, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay and alcohol flavor. Boozy finish. Okay but not worth the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12544) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Clear ruby red to amber color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, some alcohol, firm maltyness, overripe fruits. Medium body, a bit fizzy carbonation. Hmm ok beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (412) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
Barrel and some pertinent buttery in the relatively light aroma (compared to Stone Double Bastard Ale in the Rye). In quite sharp taste - barrel, hops bitterness, vanilla and, unfortunately, some alcohol notes. Quite good though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out notes of bourbon, medium smoke, vanilla and caramel malts. Flavour brings out notes of vanilla and bourbon upfront, followed by a touch of smoke, resinous hops and caramel malts. A little murky, but the barrels are used beautifully here. Extreme but pleasantly so. A touch inferior to the "in the Rye" version I just had, but itís excellent nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2588) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Good but underwhelming given the number of fabulous BBA beers around these days. Touch of smoke in the aroma is nice but itís absent from the taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5502) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle @ joes goes whale hunting. Ruby colour with a small off-white head. Smells barley wine, rye, sweet. Tastes heavy, malty, barley wine, rye, alcohol. Full body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Pretty good stuff. Well balanced. Smoky, with some caramelized malt. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Finishes with some light sweetness and some roast. Bottle shared at tasting.


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