popway (149) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, don’t get me wrong. I enjoy Stone offerings, including the Double Bastrad, their Enjoy By IPAs, and their Imperial Russian Stout, but this was not one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I got tngled in the enjoyment of this hybrid. Does everything have to be barrel aged? I think the nose is the best sense here for me, sweet and upfront booziness, but the taste does not run concurrent to my expectations. It has a bit of bite in the tail, but is like a tug of war for me, and there is no clear winner.
dwyerpg (5415) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super cloudy/dirty orange-brown color. This was quite the let down for me. The flavor really didn’t have much bourbon/whiskey at all. It was noticeably sweeter. Much preferred the original, both in flavor and especially price.
beertholomeus (1609) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt amber brown color with a thin khaki head. Oak, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, resin, pine and bourbon aroma. Burnt caramel, toffee, toast, oak, pine, molasses, light chocolate, smoke, resin, raisin and bourbon flavors. Medium full body and low carbonation. Oak, caramel and bourbon finish. Series 2014, batch 06.
Theydon_Bois (16226) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Sentinel, picked up in CA somewhere, 20/05/16 ’as Southern Charred’.
Rich reddish amber with a big old light beige cap.
Nose is rich bourbon barrel, light spice, dark malts, coconut shreds, toffee.
Taste comprises well integrated bourbonics, fruit cake, spice, toffee fudge, cheesecake base, rich malt.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent strong, good use of the barrel, packs a punch but drinks below the hefty ABV.
Garrold (3915) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Sentinel, post Barrow Hill, courtesy of Cloin. Cheers. Hazy bronze. No head. Nose has chewy sweet, barley hop. I’ve no idea what that means. Woody. Boozy. Fruity, with some toffee notes. Taste is boozy sweet. Heavy toffee. Palate is smooth, rich and luscious. Overall, it’s heady, boozy and a bit over the top. Good beer to end the evening on.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle at Craft Ale, called Southern Charred on that particular bottle. Nose was heavy caramelly malt, oaky bourbon, dense and complex flavor, comes off like a souped up and spirit oak-aged DB, with the oak and bourbon lifting up this already massive libation.
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml corked and caged bottle from Binny’s in Highland Park. Cellared 6 months and shared with bananabi11 at cellar temperature. Big pineapple. Caramel. Whiskey. Then more pineapple. And more whiskey. More sweet than bitter. Almost barleywine-ish. Medium to full bodied. Carbonation is fine. Blend is solid/good. Definite alcohol presence. Could get some of the base Bastard, and certainly the barrel aging on top. Solid! 14.4
Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, toffee, vanilla, fruits, mild bourbon, and oak. It pours a hazy dark orangish-brown with a one finger yellow tinted off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy caramel and buftery toffee. There is some light-moderate fruit in the middle. The finish light-moderate vanilla, light bourbon, and oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.
RichTheVillan (6127) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during welfare tour of the shires bottle from James cheers mate; hazy amber pour with a thin beige head, aroma has quite big booze a hint of bourbon, taste is really sweet and boozy, hint of vanilla, red fruits.
jmgreenuk (7076) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle as Sourhern Charred. Poured a murky light brown with little life. The aroma is sweet malt, rich alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a big alcoholic bitter, red berry fruit palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
egajdzis (5939) - 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.