RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
Older versions 11.5%.
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 [Southern Charred] Tap @ Stone OSide. Murky caramel brown pour with a quickly fading froth of light tan foam. Wow - huge chewy vanilla, coconut, and vanilla bourbon on the nose with dense, sweet malt underneath and slight pine/bitterness. Heaviest barrel influence yet Ive had on a Stone beer. Taste is semi-hot bourbon with thick, chewy vanilla, dense raisin and toffee, spicy alcohol, and pine with complimentary hop bitterness. Coating mouthfeel. Bit of a beast but good - laying a bottle down for a year+ should bring good results. Nice work Stone.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 4
Bottle. Murky brownish pour with a froth of tan foam that lingers down to a slick. Aroma is heavy whiskey with underlying caramel, toffee, and even some lingering hops. Taste is dominated by clean whiskey with vanilla notes, slight alcohol heat, and a realtively mellow and pleasant base beer consisting of toffee, sweet malt, and light bitterness. The whiskey plays well off the double bastard and the beer has clean mouthfeel. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (1339) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (852) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 ones a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darwenus (1009) - 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 didnt 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, its 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. Its 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shawnmurphy (57) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Bought this as Southern Charred 2016, which is Arrogant Bastards 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 its apple cider thats 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (2025) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3091) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2525) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (773) - HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2016
Az a fajta american strong ale, amelyik a stout-IPA tengely mentn rtelmezve leginkbb az utbbi vgponthoz kzeledve helyezhető el, a tipolgiai besorols mindenesetre megkrdőjelezhetetlen, klnsen, hogy egy vaskos rlels jtkony hatsnak gymlcst lvezhetjk a Southern Charred szemlyben. Illatainak nem kell tbb pr msodpercnl, aztn meglls nlkl ontjk magukbl a bourbon-hangulatot, egy IPA-vonsokkal megldott whiskey aromabombit, olvadkony alkoholos cspjaival szinte krbeszvi a levegőt, minden egyes szippants tmny gabonaprlat karaktert kzvetti, amolyan marcipnosan, ragacsos karamellsan, fahords, szraz faleveles aromk tjn. Szinte cspősek az zjegyek, kirobbanan telt tartalom jellemzi, amelyben a vanlis, kekszes maltaalapok delriumos komponensek slyt, likőrhegyek tmegt hordozzk, hogy vgl ostorcsaps-szerűen jelentkezzen be a zord koml marcona vgszava, s a vgjtk gy kvethetetlen soksznűsgbe torkollva, de korntsem szertelenn vlva jruljon hozz a nem mindennapi ital frfias karakternek megformlshoz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1575) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2016
2014 Series Southern Charred: Caoba turbio y espuma beis. Aromas de maz, burbon, vainilla, madera. Cuerpo denso, con sabor como en aroma con toque licoroso acompaado de fruto seco (3.9); 2015 Series Southern Charred: Caoba turbio y espuma beis. Aromas de bourbon, vainilla, avellana, alcoholes. Cuerpo denso, sabor de bourbon y frutos secos astringente al final (3.6).

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