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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

902 Ratings
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Ratings: 902
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 63
Gots: 117 | 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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docnose

Alabama

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured the can into a glass...

Foamy head up to like half an inch that quickly settled down. It's too dark to see though even in front of my mostly bright white monitor (this web page even). The smell is strong but I don't think I really smell any strong particular flavors. It smells the way I think a stout should smell...

It's not particularly bitter and is... nutty... buttery even... Very earthy and rich. When the flavor first hits my tongue I'm not particularly impressed, but as a big gulp washes over my tongue and around my mouth I find the I like it very much.

It's got a somewhat heavy texture, but not nearly as heavy as others. I feel like I should have poured it a little fast and gotten more carbonation into the head and less in the beer.

Overall I think this is perfectly fine porter. Not my favorite, but delicious. I would get this again! I also feel like the can art is very appropriate.

Serving type: can

02-26-2013 06:02:04 | More by docnose
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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.

The taste is rather delicious with the sweet malts floating a bevy of complexity that finishes with a nice hop bitterness that tails off to the back of the palate with a burst of sweet again. The alcohol is definitely there and warms the belly nicely. There are strong malt and roasted notes as if the beer had been Bar-B-Qued with hickory. I definitely taste hickory, though I have to question if it is even in there for real or just a culmination of the esters and ingredients.. That could be a reference to the Buried Hatchet since Hickory is often used in ax handles. There is a definite medicine like undertone with the notes of camphor, alcohol and the hops. However, this is not a bad thing as one might expect as it is subtle and only adds to the complexity of the dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, nutmeg and other spice like notes that dominate this one. The sweet malt is what really takes the edge off the harsher elements of the flavor and actually combine to make this one hell of a great beer.

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Overall I find this to be an excellent beer but not an excellent stout. I would rate it closer to a light porter with richer flavors. I highly recommend it and I will likely always have a little on hand.

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.