tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Tap: Cloudy, swampy burnt amber body with a tan film & collar perched nicely up top. Aroma of scorched oak, light toffee, caramel, hints of licorice, & a strong presence of earthy, borderline piney hops. Lots of booze & wood in the back-end. Taste loaded with sweet brown sugar, caramel, & toffee candy. Hints of maple syrup, spicy oak, & earth. Finish is mostly sweet & syrupy; big, thick body. Nice stuff. Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle as southern charred. Pours a murky reddish brown with a small tan head. Big boozy bourbon aroma with caramel, vanilla, and oak. Rich and creamy flavor with oaky bourbon, caramel, vanilla, toffee and pine. Oily texture, medium-full body, soft carbonation. Iphonephan (7199) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
From a bottle at Dominion Wine and Beer. Pours a clear copper brown with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and vanilla. Flavors whisky and oak. Boozy finish. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
500ml bottle--Purchased as Stone Southern Charred. Pours a murky brown color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is big and bold with whiskey, caramel and vanilla. The taste, like the aroma, is a big blast of whiskey set in a caramel and toffee malt base that is nicely accentuated by bitter walnuts. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Toughest damn cork to extract in a long time, had to use a corkscrew. That aside not fucken bad. . rxeight (3225) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Fobab 2014. Red and black southern charred bottles. Had this next to the bastard in the rye. Both were similar, too much booze and stale hops. This one however was slightly smoother but still barely drinkable. In the company of everything else at fobab, this was garbage.
jonno (2886) - JAPAN - OCT 15, 2014
DB with a softer though still aggressive hop bite and a big, whiskey barrel front and rear. Really fully on. One to groove on and savour. TimE (6076) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2014
Deep hazy Amber, massive bourbon caramel and American hops nose. Full on hops, malt, bourbon, super full body. Sweet, boozy, bourobon. Over the top in every way. Love this stuff so much. charule (2288) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Bottle from Binnys southloop. Poured red brown with light white head. Aroma is sweet burnt sugar. Light carb med bod. Balanced sweet light bourbon taste. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
SOUTHERN CHARRDEDdalekliz (924) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Appearance: Pours a hazy bright amber. Active creamy tan top.
Aroma: Maple syrup, caramel, soft bourbon.
Taste: Toffee, bourbon, piney hops, oak.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy with easy carbonation.
Overall: I’ve tried many iterations of Double Bastard over the years. Fresh, cellared, aged on oak chips, aged on hot peppers, but this is by far, the best treated version of Double Bastard I’ve ever had. After re-reading Stone’s marketing materials, I found out this beer rested in bourbon barrels that once held Stone Suitable for Cave Aging – An Imperial Smoked Porter Tribute to Danny Williams. Smooth edges, decadent flavor profile, damn near perfect.
Sampled at Hop Con 2.0. Pours a murky reddish-brown with an off-white ring. Aroma of tons of bourbon, oak, sweeter malt and caramel. Huge taste, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, caramel, and malts. Lingering bourbon notes. Excellent.