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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

904 Ratings
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Ratings: 904
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 63
Gots: 118 | FT: 4
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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bwiechmann

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra from injuredreserve (thanks!). Poured from a 12oz can into an over-sized snifter.

a- Pours a deep brown to light black. Nice creamy tan head settles down to a nice cover and leaves some light attractive lacing.

s- Roasted black malts supplemented by a nice dose of black coffee and a background of dark chocolate. A tinge of sweetish dark fruit hints at what is to come.

t- Follows the nose with the roasted malts being prevalent. The bitterness comes in the form of chocolate and really dark chocolate. The dark fruits are more prevalent than in the nose with a touch of tang. Really balanced stout.

m- Creamy and smooth with light carbonation. A pleasure on the tongue.

d- Very good overall, drinkability is good. In fact, everything about this beer is good, nothing disappoints but nothing really catapults it into the exceptional or world-class category. If this beer were more available to me it would be a staple of my consumption. Thanks for sharing this Souther treat!

Serving type: can

11-04-2010 17:03:39 | More by bwiechmann
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This one pours a black fading to burnt brown like the crunchy sugar atop Crème brûlée. The head is tan and not long lived leaving minimal lacing down the glass. This leads me to expect a less than rich mouthfeel, we shall see.

The nose is hints of coffee, dark chocolate, bread, nutmeg, citronella, and camphor with a tinge of the hops. Overall a rather decent and complex nose.

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.