Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
3.78/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Acquired a 4pk of Buried Hatchet from mattisloco about six months ago. Thanks Matt! No date on can.
Poured into a Cigar City snifter.
Appearance: Poured out light-colored and sort of thin, like a brown ale. A rich, creamy, tan head formed on top, and shows great retention (looks fantastic after a brief swirl). Body looks a lot darker in the snifter, but still shows a good deal of translucence around the edges. Soapy lace. Other than the body color/depth, this looks damn nice.
Smell: Coffee, brown malt, caramel, and nuts come through right away. Digging a bit deeper, I find vanilla, cocoa powder, cream soda, raisins, dark chocolate, and... rubber? Very few roasty notes in this aroma, and it's actually a nice change-up. Interesting, at least.
Taste: Brown malt, mild roast coffee, chocolate creme, light char, and peppery hops. Tastes a lot like an imperial brown ale with stout accents. Certainly strange for the style, but not bad.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied for the style, The velvety carbonation and light body (relative to the style) create a feel that's both creamy and effervescent. Malt-forward, but the hops come through nicely in the finish; clean things up. Feels a lot like a Belgian dark ale.
Serving type: can
05-27-2011 03:29:08 | More by ThreeWiseMen
More User Reviews:
2.86/5 rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
I was expecting jet black from the commercial description, but this is dark brown. Bad lighting at the Southern Star Brewery. Smells strongly of slightly burnt toast and tons of chocolate malts. I get some coffee roast in the smell, but I'd like a bit more. SWEET BEER. Lots of chocolate and toasty/roasty malts. More chocolate and toast than anything. Needs balance dearly. Mouthfeel is slick, sticky, yet not that full. Overall, this isn't that great. I'm splitting a can with someone, and it's hard to take down.
Serving type: can
04-06-2014 02:28:57 | More by goochpunch
Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.