Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company
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Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
3.75/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Buried Hatchet has a medium, creamy, beige head (which quickly dissipates) and a very dark, almost black, deep red color, which is very clear under light. Aroma is of dark-roasted coffee or barley malt. The taste is dark chocolate, strong coffee, heavily-roasted barley, and some hop bitterness, but not a particularly strong amount. Mouth-feel is heavy and thick, and this stout finishes dense and alcoholic. The alcohol taste does permeate the flavor, and the effects on one's head are felt even thirty minutes after drinking a 12 oz. sample. While this product does have some unique characteristics, it is only okay, not super. I'll say it is worth a try, but I didn't love it.
Serving type: can
09-17-2010 01:26:13 | More by RonaldTheriot
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can poured into pint glass
L: dark brown, clear ... it's dark, so it's hard to see through all the way, but close examination proves this beer to be very clear; thick head about 1 inch ... even a light pour renders a solid head; no stock or lace, but the head is still impressive nonetheless
S: musty malt, some burnt notes; burnt coffee; vanilla -- loads of sweetness; cherry-chocolate; vanilla is prevelant, and there's a hint of whiskey to it
T: not as burnt as the smell, much smoother dark malt with coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate especially, oak wood, whiskey ... all of it is there, the classic big stout profile; it doesn't have (for me) the raisin or wine-like profile, BUT one can definitely be reminded of a port, sweet port
F: THICK ... the first one of these I tried felt like a milk stout, very lumpy; as I get a little more used to it, it's not quite as syrupy but still very very full. still drinkable because it's well carbonated
O: by far the best of the Southern Star offerings I've tried so far ... very oak-aged like ... hard to say exactly what distinguishes this stout from others like it, but I will definitely be grabbing some of this over time. at 8.25%, it's both big but still well under some of the bigger 11+% stouts out there, and I like having that option here. good brew!
Serving type: can
03-03-2014 01:26:25 | More by Premo88
3.01/5 rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz can from Monkeypuker. No canning information. Served in my Phish snifter.
Pours deep brown with a finger and a half of pale tan head. Little in the way of retention or lace.
Aroma is roasty and malty with cocoa, roasted malt and toast.
The nose wasn't misleading. Plenty of chocolate and caramel malt flavors here. Cocoa, roasted nuts, charred wood, mild bitterness, coffee and earth. Very roasty and malty but lacking the sweetness of most imperial stouts.
Body is on the thin side of medium with fairly heavy seeming carbonation. Dry with a burnt nut and cocoa aftertaste.
For my tastes this is not the "stout for stout lovers" as advertised on the can. A decent no-frills stout but below average. I'll most likely pass on future offers.
Serving type: can
02-02-2014 03:16:28 | More by ThickNStout
Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
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