Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company
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4.78/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I picked up a 4-can at a nearby Specs, with some skepticism. I really love the Imperial Stouts, and Old Rasputin and Ten-FIDY really are the benchmarks on my scale...so this little puppy had quite a challenge ahead. Onto review:
A - Dark, really dark, opaque dark. Couldn't get any light through...a really good sign for a stout. Got about 3-fingers width of head with an aggressive pour that subsided quite nicely leaving an impressive lacing...more good signs. So far so good!
S - Coffee and roasted malts..overwhelmingly so. Hints of dark chocolate. Simple and impressive.
T - This was a winner. Taste follows smell - coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Goes down real easy, leaving a lasting flavor of coffee and toffee. Very drinkable , although I was averaging about one sip a minute.
M - each sip coats the entire palate. Not a chewy kind of beer, but has a nice body and consistent feel to it.
Overall - definitely a very, very good beer. I'm trying to cellar the remaining ones, to see how they age; but I may very well pop one just to get a whiff of it :)
Not exactly a Rasputin/Ten-Fidy imperial style, but more a cappucino stout, and an extremely well-crafted one.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2011 06:35:46 | More by gshak
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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
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