Southern Charred (2013) | Arrogant Brewing

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Southern Charred (2013)Southern Charred (2013)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Brewing
California, United States
arrogantbastard.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
2012 Double Bastard Ale aged over a year in three types of barrels, including virgin charred American oak.

Added by SuperbikeShaun on 11-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
397
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
109
For Trade:
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reached beer 1,000, so I thought I'd crack this one tonight.

A - Hazy brown with some orange highlight. The head is minimal, fading quickly to a thin ring. A touch of lacing.

S - Wood, barrel, and lots of booze. Somewhere under it all is the hint of tea and zest that suggests the base beer.

T - Front is all wood and vanilla, followed quickly by a sharp hit of tea and tobacco, near the back is a strong zest hit, orange, and a bit of pith. Resin rests hard on the close, and that hop is still kicking around. Shockingly.

M - This is a heavy one, spiky, causing a tickle at the back of my throat.

O - This one powerful beer. I've concluded over the years that I'm not a huge fan of what the barrel imparts to most beers. Sure, BCBS works it, but most beers do not offer the rich underpinning to hold it together. Here, the beer is more than capable of handling the array. The result is rich, with lots of vanilla and oak, coupled with a powerful hit of tea hops and just a hint of the fruit once more forward when it was Double Bastard. The result is intriguing, deep, and offers a lot to puzzle. Glad I had this one to try.

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Photo of pkalix
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

definitely bisquit-y....sweet, caramel malts. oak and vanilla... not as boozy as a 12% would normally go, perhaps the years in the back of my frig mellowed it a bit....

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark red-orange with a thin light khaki head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass with little lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel malt, oak, bourbon, fresh and dried dark fruit, vanilla. Flavor is dry biscuit malt with light caramel, oaky vanilla, brown sugar, dates, raisins, bourbon. Finishes dry, slightly tannic with residual oak and bourbon and suggestions of hoppiness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice barreled strong ale. The double bastard base is present in the malt, although it has become more biscuity, like an old ale and the hops have died back with little herbal nature, but a light residual flavored bitterness that is reminiscent of DB. Three years have mellowed this out, leaving well balanced dark fruit flavors, good bourbon and barrel oak, but taming the aggressive hopping. Double bastard is a great ferocious ale fresh and has a fine malt body that stands up to barrelling. This is a fine strong ale that has aged well.

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kornkid8600
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy Amber color. Aroma is boozy and has notes of malts and dark fruits. Flavor is boozy up front with notes of raisins or prunes in the finish. Has a very heavy body but is good. Overall this is really good.

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Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saturday night bottle share. Bottle from Rich. Big rich wooden notes abound, smoky, caramel, stinging palate. Nice way to age the already stellar Double Bastard. Sip, savor and enjoy.

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Photo of kmoen
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonwnw
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfillius
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 1/5/2014
A: Cloudy, nearly opaque reddish liquid. Tannish head
S: Vanilla and bourbon
T: Sweet, vanilla. Finish is dry and oaky. A bit of heat. Some hops.
M: Smooth. A tad astringent, but not unpleasant.
O: Very pleasant.

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Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jlang2012
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brent619
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shigg85
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jdfewox
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Southern Charred (2013) from Arrogant Brewing
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