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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Older versions 11.5%.
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels


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3.3
oobawa (1647) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Too big a bastard for me, I guess. Double Bastard’s a hoss to begin with, and Charred is like DB on steroids. So much massive malt heaviness...oof. Thick as syrup, gooey, chunky, chewy, bad on the eyes but better on the nose, boozy and foreboding. Starts sweet, stays sweet: brown sugar, toffee bars, molasses, pancake syrup, maybe a little white chocolate and pepper, then blasts you with oak and hops, only to have the hops drop off and the oak go fucking nuts. Finish is bittersweet and clingy, whiskey heat waving a flare through the malty sea. (Bad metaphor, I know. I’m tired.) Fades with more oak than a furniture store. Too rich for my wimpy blood.

4.2
hman43 (1747) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2017
It pours dark brown with a bit of cloudiness. It has a brown head.It has aromas of dried cherries, plums, some caramel, herbal elements, floral, whiskey, and alcohol. The flavors are highlighted by whiskey, wood, plums, cherries, spices, dried cherries, and alcohol. There is a low amount of carbonation with a smooth, alcohol warming to is. Overall, this is a very complex beer with a wonderful combination of ingredients and whiskey flavor without the harshness that normally comes with it.

4.3
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Very complex aroma. Hard to start describing. Sweet and a little sour. Taste is also complex - rich, creamy, bourbon, vanilla, etc.

4.1
Booga (114) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Really solid take on the great double Bastard. Poured to snifter. Amber color with thin head. Aroma of bourbon. Bourbon flavor makes this noticeably more boozy. Intense bitter finish. This one’s a sipper.

4.4
Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2017
My bottle was billed as 2016 Southern Charred, Double Bastard Aged in Whiskey Barrels. The label says it is 12.6% ABV. I didn’t think the Templeton Rye Barrel Aged version of Double Bastard was particularly better than regulation Double Bastard. But this... this is really something noteworthy. This beer looks like Double Bastard on the pour, it’s dark caramel brown with little head. The aroma is just gorgeous. It smells like Double Bastard, but has huge, warm, buttery bourbon character. Vanilla, spice, rich and woody and strong. The flavor is bigger and bolder still. It’s complex and rich and absolutely delicious. Nutty, toasted, sweet and strong, with burnt sugar and earthy, ochre notes. The finish is spacious and warm, and the big blast of the ABV hits the nose like a ghost train. This is a beer to save for special occasions, or to make any occasion special.

4.5
shawnmurphy (580) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Bought this as “Southern Charred 2016”, which is Arrogant Bastard’s bourbon barrel-aged barley wine (basically their Double Bastard Ale under a different name). Corked big bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is murky and hazy, as if it’s apple cider that’s been shaken before pouring. No head or lacing. Aroma is musty “old ale” with whiffs of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, smokiness from the bourbon barrel, and a slight tannic, acidic scent. The flavor is all of the above – on steroids – followed by a balancing hop bitterness and the boozy burn of its 12.6 percent-alcohol. Mouthfeel is syrupy with almost no carbonation. A good winter sipper. Typical of the Arrogant Bastard beers, not for the meek.

4.2
kevinator (2574) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Fantastic aromas and flavors of whiskey, resin, oak, piney hops and some spice. Copperish color and weighty with good carbonation.

4.1
rouhlas (3733) - GREECE - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle as Southern Charred. Almost clear dark orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, alcohol, bourbon, dark dried fruits, sherry notes, caramel, vanilla, coconut, smoked notes, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.8
Itzjerm (3074) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2016
So intense. So intense. But this is stone. Barrel concentrated into an intense beer with tons of caramel. some hops and lots of tongue conquring flavors. wow. I have had better but it is nice, but at the price not getting it again.

4.1
adster (821) - HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2016
Az a fajta american strong ale, amelyik a stout-IPA tengely mentén értelmezve leginkább az utóbbi végponthoz közeledve helyezhető el, a tipológiai besorolás mindenesetre megkérdőjelezhetetlen, különösen, hogy egy vaskos érlelés jótékony hatásának gyümölcsét élvezhetjük a Southern Charred személyében. Illatainak nem kell több pár másodpercnél, aztán megállás nélkül ontják magukból a bourbon-hangulatot, egy IPA-vonásokkal megáldott whiskey aromabombáit, olvadékony alkoholos csápjaival szinte körbeszövi a levegőt, minden egyes szippantás tömény gabonapárlat karakterét közvetíti, amolyan marcipánosan, ragacsos karamellásan, fahordós, száraz faleveles aromák útján. Szinte csípősek az ízjegyek, kirobbanóan telt tartalom jellemzi, amelyben a vaníliás, kekszes malátaalapok delíriumos komponensek súlyát, likőrhegyek tömegét hordozzák, hogy végül ostorcsapás-szerűen jelentkezzen be a zord komló marcona végszava, s a végjáték így követhetetlen sokszínűségbe torkollva, de korántsem szertelenné válva járuljon hozzá a nem mindennapi ital férfias karakterének megformálásához.


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