X (172) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as Southern Charred Double Bastard Ale(2015)(C&C). Roan brown with no head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, toffee. Taste was a bitter whiskey. Palate was full and sticky. Finished long and sweet with vanilla and bitter walnuts. Very good, but not what I was expecting--when I see the word charred on a label I’m thinking some campfire smoke, not this. Paired well with dry roasted peanuts and aged cheddar cheese.
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015 bottle, poured into a tulip. Murky reddish brown, with a creamy beige head.
Aroma is oak, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, faint hops, and dry yeast.
Flavor is malty sweet up front, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, toffee, and finishes with a nice oaky dryness, and grapefruit hop bitterness. Never boozy, and abv is very well hidden.
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deeply tinted red colored ale. The head is full and dirty white. The aroma is oak, steel, and medicinal. Rich malt and deep brown sugar dominate the flavor with strong notes of rye, oak, and vanilla. Good replacement for liquor if beer is your poison.
RickTheRick (881) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
** Bouteille sous la vieille étiquette Southern Charred 2014 ** - Une mousse mince se pose sur une bière voilée aux reflets ambrés. Du bois imbibé d’alcool, quelques épices et surtout du gros sucre d’orge forment son bouquet. La signature ronde et maltée de Stone est au rendez-vous, supportée par une vague chaleureuse d’alcool fort. Les tannins de la barrique sont très puissants, coupant ainsi un peu le sucre. Du bonbon liquide.
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottling; Sampled February 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated amber color that shows a richly hazy, red-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart, of vanilla, toasted coconut, with some rich buttery oak notes, and lots of warming, spicy, Bourbon fruit character and alcohol.
Slightly sweet, perhaps a touch of Bourbon tartness, and a finish that is quite oak influenced with a mix of rich, buttery, toasted coconut and vanillin character. Bitter hop notes have mellowed quite a bit, but are still quite present and help to balance the rich malt and sweet accentuating Bourbon notes; the bitterness gets a bit more firm in the finish where it combines with a bit of hot alcohol. Fruit notes of concentrated plum, and a touch of fig, as well as lots of fruit leaning Bourbon notes. Rich, definitely a sipping brew, though the barrel aging lightens the beer up just a bit.
Beers with a strong Bourbon barrel influence just aren’t my thing in the end; this is enjoyable in small amounts, and the Bourbon heat can get to be a bit too much after a bit.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 variety. Bottle to glass. Pours a very murky medium nut brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is malty, durty hops, touch of heat. Flavor has a nice strong ale character with a touch of bourbon. Overall a pretty solid beer.
Blairgus (3947) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
5 Aug 2015, bottle. Bottled as Southern Charred 2014 Double Bastard Ale. orange and a bit hazy. nose is rich, malty, raisins, alcohol. full body and moderately fizzy. rich, raisins, bready, alcohol, some dry grass hops.
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks J! Pours a hazy chestnut with tan head. The smell is bourbon, char, molasses, roasted malt. The taste is bourbon, vanilla, oak char and roasted malt,. Medium plus in body with very smooth carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (15818) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holzig malziger Antrunk, sehr weich. Runde Whiskeynoten, holzig bleibend, geringe Herbe, etwas Vanille, vollmundiger langer Nachgeschmack. 10/11/11/11/13/13
Erzengel (7296) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Many thanks to Rian. 2013 Series, Batch No.7. Nice sweetish-round nose. Intense dark beginning. Malty, easy to drink for the ABV. Nice smooth round body. The malty body fits in ideal to the woody vanilla whisky beer. The aftertaste is long, smooth. Vanilla, wood, nice malty dryness. Great. Dry fruits, thick. Liquorice, great depth.