Southern Charred
Arrogant Consortia

Southern CharredSouthern Charred
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Arrogant Consortia
California, United States
American Strong Ale
4.25 | pDev: 10.35%
Dec 24, 2022
Nov 08, 2013
Double Bastard Ale aged over a year in three types of barrels, including virgin charred American oak.
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Rated by animal69 from Louisiana

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2015 series
Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Incredible tick here, pulled from a 2013 bottle that was tapped at Bittercreek in Boise; murky brown pour with minor notes of off-khaki head and lace. The nose surprised me with bright citrus character right off the bat, I'm shocked I'm even thinking this but is that the hoppy Double Bastard poking through? Nice earthy, floral, and smoky notes as well. The palate continues down this road with notes of Earl Gray and London Fog, which really surprise me but makes sense with that clear lemon citrus character and the earthy, somewhat smoky oak...vanilla as well. Sweet, not boozy at all really, pretty easy to drink. A fun one to check off my Wants list.
Dec 12, 2022
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Rated by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2015 v
Jun 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by mmilyko from Nevada

Nov 24, 2020
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had brown color and a murky, cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, off white head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A pretty good aroma of hops, caramel, malt, booze, and wood.

T: Tasted of fair amount of malt (present throughout, but not a massive factor), a good bit of bourbon (and its accompanying barrel), a lot of hops (not too much, but certainly present), a hint of pine (just enough to make things interesting), and some caramel (quite sweet). A likable beer that's not overly off-putting in its booziness.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth, somewhat dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its flaws, but still manages to likable. Worth a look.
Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by RAFH from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Finally opened my cellared bomber with a 2015 year stamp on it on 7/18/2020. I thought this was a Stones beer, but it said "Arrogant Bastard Brewing Company" on the bottle. This was the only location that had the Southern Charred beer. Anyway, even though it poured extremely cloudy, it was very smooth with a redundantly smooth after taste. If I can get my hands on another bottle of Southern Charred, I know I won't be disappointed.
Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

Apr 12, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Jan 12, 2020
Rated: 4.61 by travolta from California

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2015 vintage... poured from a cork'n'cage bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed viscous caramel amber pour with thin head. Modest lacing.

S: Wood, oak, booze, and caramel.

T.F: Rich... some sweet malts, caramel, and sugars up front. Vanilla and bourbon mingled with pine and some residual hop bitterness. A bit of char, some dark fruit, and resin. Medium to thick bodied... low carbonation. Oily on the tongue with more caramel and pine at the finish. Boozy.. alcohol a bit too present.

O: A well done variant on 'Double Bastard', and the whiskey and oak came through nicely. More residual pine/hops than I was expecting given the age and it almost reminded me of their 'Old Guardian'. Similar booziness and flavor. A nice 'treat' brew.
Dec 17, 2019
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A 500ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 vintage. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Poured a cold haze rusty orange brown colour but eventually settled to a clear copper colour with a very thin orangey beige head that disappeared quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts, bourbon, caramel, toffee, oak, ginger, candied grapefruit, and some light piney notes.

Taste: Sweet malts, bourbon, caramel, toffee, oak, light bitterness, grapefruit peel, piney, resinous, citrus pith, and maybe hints of raisins.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.

Overall: I loved the aroma and there was a good balance in the flavours between sweet and bitter that make it such a good sipper.
Dec 04, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 11, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 05, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by mholdefer from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Vintage

Color: Brown
Aroma: Bourbon alcohol, dark fruits
Taste: Caramel, light notes of dark fruits, some bourbon sweetness, a little tart, marshmallow, mouthfeel is medium
Conclusion: Cool label artwork. The abv is well hidden for 12.6% abv beer. This beer has been aged for 2 years so it's now a smooth drink, there is nothing offensive going on in the taste. This beer was better than I expected. I still think regular Arrogant Bastard Ale is a better drink than this, well at least it used to be because the regular Arrogant Bastard Ale does not taste as good as it used to be back when I first had it 5 years ago anyway cheers! A-
Nov 23, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 12, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.66/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Another beer consumed for the first time at Stone Oakquinox 2014. Had it a few times since, almost always when a buddy tells me to take it bc he bought 2 bottles, one to drink, one to age, the one he drank he hated, so I score a bottle that they don't want to age. Seriously, this has happened at least twice to me for this beer. Bring it on pussies.

Pours a color slightly darker than the dark amber and auburn Arrogant Bastard (Double) that is not barreled. Smaller head, around the 1/5" mark. Aroma is much stronger than the other ABA barreled offerings. That virgin oak pops the hardest. Average strength notes of bourbon finally on this one. Good roasted barrel and malt notes.

Taste drops heavy on the caramel, which is nicely paired with the sweetness and breath of whiskey. Lots of noticeable wood on it. Some dark fruit notes that wasn't the best with this substantial amount of alcohol. I enjoyed it, but the high price tag per oz makes this a one and done tick.
Oct 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Gnilwod from Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: dark brown, slightly hazy

Smell: slightly sweet. Smiliar to molasses.

Taste: strong and sweet combined. Molasses and caramel. Slight big of whiskey from barrel age.

Feel: smooth and oily.

Overall: excellent. Best example of American ale I've had in a while (since standard double bastard became hard to get). At this price point it's a special occasion beer but worth the money
Oct 13, 2018
Southern Charred from Arrogant Consortia
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 682 ratings