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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

Buried Hatchet StoutBuried Hatchet Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

849 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%


Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Jet-black in color, this monster smells of coffee and chocolate. The taste is much of the same, with hints of creamy toffee and roasted malt. Smooth and delicious, this medium bodied ale is all about the malts, but has enough hop bitterness to be balanced.

50 IBU

Malt: Rahr Special Pale, Crisp Brown Malt, Briess Roast Malt , Rahr White Wheat , Rolled Oats
Hops: Saphir
Yeast: California Ale

(Beer added by: armock on 01-03-2009)
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very pleased to be trying this one. Big thanks to ShrLSU and PerzentRizen for sending some cans my way.

The pour is a cola-colored one. Which particular kind of cola, I couldn't tell you. Coke Zero? Whatever. The hot chocolate head tops out at just shy of a finger's width, retaining pretty nicely. Buried Hatchet Stout isn't a beer that you leave in the glass long enough to have to worry about head retention, but we'll get to that later. Not terribly much going on in the lacing department, as pretty much anything that has a remote chance of sticking quickly falls.

Nose is lightly roasty and sweet. Equal parts coffee and chocolate, with some hints of vanilla. After a few extra sniffs, this beer has a sweetness that reminds me an awful lot of Nutella, so let's go ahead and throw hazelnut into the mix, too. Nothing in the aroma really jumps out at you, but it's very pleasant. Fantastic balance.

Flavor essentially follows the blueprint laid out by the aroma. Excellent balance of sweet and roast/bitterness. This beer is 8.5% ABV? Not a chance. Light coffee, rich chocolate, a little bit of lactic sourness, and caramel sweetness.

Medium-bodied. Can't find anything wrong with the light carbonation. Slick, oily texture. Little dryness in the finish.

Not sure if I'd favor this over my beloved Lion Stout (seriously, I can't think of a better value), but it's damn close. Would love to have this beer locally available. Great flavor, and a very, very easy drinker. Thrilled to have finally tried it.

Serving type: can

06-29-2010 02:38:49 | More by Gyle41386
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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.