Alpha10 (863) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kbudd19 (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
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 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
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 (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2016
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 (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2016
’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 (7211) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2016
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. UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2016
2016 "Southern Charred" 12.7% ABV, poured a hazy orange-amber hue w/ medium beige head diminishing to ring. Moderate sweet malty aromas w/ some booziness in the nose. Initial flavor is moderate to bold sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, bourbon, oak, piney hop, and straw. Full bodied, average carbonation and a warm finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to rich. pours out a hazy peach color topped with a small head. Nose is big bourbon barrel rich malts. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness barrel notes and lots of booze. stevoj (5878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Rich. Big rich wooden notes abound, smoky, caramel, stinging palate. Sip, savor and enjoy. nearbeer (5667) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2016
500 ml. aliased version "Southern Charred" 2015 vintage, 12.7%. Foggy copper-brown with a loose but lasting disc of bubbles. Subtler than expected nose has the anticipated notes of earthy maple-vanilla toffee, charred oak barrel and whiskey. Flavors are the same pleasant mix. Medium-heavy body has a smooth low-medium carbonation and hides the abv well. None too complex, but tasty. Dangerously large sips might be taken too easily from this nightcap style brew.