Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 829 | Reviews: 435 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by barczar:
3.96/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an opaque deep brown with a foamy half inch khaki head that dissipates somewhat slowly, leaving modest lacing.
Roast malt and coffee surface immediately in the aroma, with nuttiness and chocolate emerging late. The balance is sweet, but an acrid roast character prevents it from being overwhelming. Malted milk balls and licorice surface late.
Flavor reveals dark fruit at the base, eventually becoming roasty-bitter, finishing with notes of coffee grounds. Dark cherries mingle with burnt breadcrust and chocolate. The tart underlying fruit is juxtaposed with the dry, slightly bitter finish, but the sweet chocolate character serves as a worthy bridge.
Body is on the light side, for the style, smooth, with higher carbonation than most. There's slight alcohol warmth.
Not the richest of imperial stouts. Balance is toward roast as opposed to toasted specialty malt. Wish the dark fruit character were more complex, or muted a bit...too much cherry. And the roast character is slightly charred.
Serving type: can
04-04-2013 01:00:08 | More by barczar
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
89 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.