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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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ThreeWiseMen

California

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.

Overall:

Serving type: can

05-27-2011 03:29:08 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.