NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful garnet color, but lacking in balance and palatability. The abv makes this beer tempting, but what we're really talking about here is barley wine; great if that's what you're looking for, but calling this an ale is almost a misnomer.
---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.
RichTheVillan (5983) - 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 (6951) - 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 (5892) - 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 (547) - 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 (1926) - 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 (979) - 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 (6754) - 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 (1259) - 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 (5429) - 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.