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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
Older versions 11.5%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (1143) - USA - APR 8, 2014
Quingenti Millilitre bottle from binnys Lakeview. From the bottle: "Southern Charred", 2013 series (bottled 10/2013), batch 7, 2012 Double Bastard Ale (brewed 8/2/12 and 11/2/12) aged in bourbon barrels, 95 IBU, 12.6%. Arrogant Bastard Ale’s (really) big brother, this dark amber ale is brewed with a huge malt bill and a belligerent amount of hops. It’s a heavy, bitter beast of a beer and absolutely not for the timid. 41% aged 13 months in second-use Kentucky bourbon barrels, 51% aged 10 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels, and 8% aged 10 months in charred American oak barrels. The charred American oak barrles lend intense smoke and vanilla flavors, while the Kentucky bourbon barrels add nuances of butterscotch and caramel. These meld with rich dark chocolate notes produced by Kentucky bourbon barrels that once held ’Stone Suitable For Cave Aging -- an imperial smoked porter tribute to Danny Williams’ to produce a very complex, well-structured beer with intense flavor." amazed that just 8% of the blend gives it such charred intensity. hops well-hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a deep rusty amber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots of sweet caramel, butterscotch up front... hints of vanilla, citrus and booze. The butterscotch nose comes through in the palate but is more balanced by the abrasive hop profile, toasted malt, citrus and pine bitter out the finish nicely. Lots of burnt sugar is prevalent throughout... Well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Half liter bottle (batch #7) thanks to the cork-pooping AndyReynolds. Gracing this liquid by pouring it into a Trappist glass. Nose is dark fruit, brown sugar, and white wine. Sip adds booze and bourbon for sure. I get moonshine. Boozy indeed. Slight walnut skin aftertaste. More moonshine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1057) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Brown sugar how come you taste so good in the aroma with some vanilla, toast, oak, dark fruit, leather, and earth notes. Taste is at first sweet but then bitter and dry, bringing out the oak character. Complex as all get out as they say they say here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2093) - 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 (704) - 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 (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (4024) - 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 (1017) - 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 (1348) - 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

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