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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Buried Hatchet StoutBuried Hatchet Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

960 Ratings
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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 70
Gots: 134 | 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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Reviews by bwiechmann:
Photo of bwiechmann
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!

bwiechmann, Nov 04, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of boston2bburg
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, a shade below black, with a tight, tan head.

Rich, coffee ice cream, and thick bready/biscuity aroma. Very deep and unique.

Coffee with lots of cream, and a bready, malted chocolate ball sweetness, with some toffee notes. Thinnish body, with prickly carbonation a touch higher than moderate. Quite malt-forward, without much hop flavor but a firm bitterness. Some fruity esters appear with warmth.

Alcohol is fairly noticeable, and perhaps a touch hot. Residual sweetness aids mouthfeel, but stops short of chewy or velvety.

Carbonation could stand to be lower and alcohol a bit more subdued. Flavor is nice and distinct, leaning heavily on coffee while chocolate and dark fruit flavors take a back seat. Worth seeking out. Thanks Doug!

boston2bburg, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of brownbeer
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruddy brew with a fizzy head. I get some smoke and roasted cocoa in the aroma. Black licorice, quite roasty, with bitter chocolate notes on my tongue and now in my brain. The finish fades into bitter coffee and peanut/sunflower seed. The flavors are very well established. Worth a try, I know some people love it.

brownbeer, Jul 31, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

tbryan5, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of orbitalr0x
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stout in a can! Always good to see! Pours into my glass a deep dark brown bordering on black with a two finger khaki head that's nice and creamy. Aromas start off with a lovely nutty, roasted charred malt with notes of chocolate, coffee and even a touch of smoke. Subtle creaminess as well. Quite inviting and malty.

First sip brings a wash of smooth roasted dark malts that are a bit charred as well. Lots of nutty notes along with a mix of chocolate, caramel and a touch of coffee. Somewhat spicy as it flows down with a creamy aspect throughout as well. Tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with good steady carbonation. A really drinkable stout that has a great flavor profile overall and I love the fact that this is in cans. Glad I gave this one a try, little expensive for a four pack though!

orbitalr0x, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of rwinzing
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice dark apperance..very little lacing from this beer. No real head at all
smell is bland and thin. No real aroma from the beer.
Nice smooth taste roast from the malt is nice very little hop char. which you would expect from a stout
mouthfeel- thin not much there
overall - very drinkable stout but not spectacular

rwinzing, Jul 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

OSUHopHead, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ajkelly451, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of codysjb
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a root beer brown with a very small head that dissipates instantaneously. Decent red/brown color.
S: Lots of coffee and chocolate notes.
T: Some small coffee notes round into a malty medium with lots of carbonation. Good taste but fades off the tongue quickly.
M: Lots of carbonation and some mild malt.
O: Decent, wouldnt drink all the time but I could see it as a decent stout to close the night with. Lighter than most stouts.

codysjb, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, hazy, reddish brown

Smell: big time coffee, toasted malt, and toffee--very complex

Taste:dark coffee, toasted malt, toffee, cocoa, some cream--the toastedness of the malt really makes this one stand out as opposed to the roastedness.

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, light body for the style, sweet with bitter backbone

Overall: This one drinks more like a complex coffee porter than a stout. This has one of the best looks of any beer in the non-Guinness division. Super complex, I would pick this up all the time if I could get this here. One of the best new stouts I have had in a while and easily my new favorite Texan beer.

tigg924, May 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

nothunder, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee and roasted malts. This is a great smelling beer. Flavor is roasty coffee, roasted malt and a chocolate aftertaste. The alcohol is completely hidden. This one could sneak up on you. Damn tasty. The mouthfeel is medium thickness and very creamy, really the highlight of the beer. Medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Dec 31, 2009
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Skye1024, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

1Adam12, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +0.5%

standardcherry, May 11, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz can poured into a chalice.

WHAT?? This is 8.5%? I downed 2 of these at my friends house when I first got this... had no idea it was so strong!

Pours a very black with hints of dark amber. Nose is fantastic, roasty, toasty, malty and sweet, perfect for a foreign stout.

Taste, this is phenomenal! Blows away Guinness export! So rich and complex and tasty, not a hint of alcohol, leaves an awesome taste in your mouth.

This is my second canned brew from Southern Star and I'm blown away again!

kingcrowing, Apr 04, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

TKEbeerman, May 31, 2013
Photo of jmbraxton
5/5  rDev +25.6%

jmbraxton, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Dello, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

spd3350, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Second review of this beer.

Pours a mixture of brown and black, thin tan head of it. I'd estimate it to be about 1/3". More black than dark brown.

Aroma was just thick roasted chocolate malt, and that was about it.

Taste was more of the same, thick, roasted malt, a little bit of smoothness given its heft, and a deft ability to hide its alcohol. Almost nothing in the way of sweetness. Chewy mouthfeel. As it warms you start to have a little depth of toffee and caramel, along with brown malt. Starts to come off as a blend between a brown, porter and imperial stout. Well carbonated.

Props for putting it in a can.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 26, 2013
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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.