Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company
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Reviews by jampics2:
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Can poured into a snifter.
Cola brown and translucent, not as cloudy as other stouts. Red and brown highlights with a head that quickly subsided. Looks decent, could be thicker looking.
Smell is nice. Roasted malt gives impressions of coffee, bitter chocolate, and an earthy burned component. Quite nice, especially considering I have a touch of a cold.
Taste is impressive. Not as burned as the nose because the caramelized malt gives some nice residual sweetness. There is a great coffee note along with some chocolate and toffee. Enjoyable, but I notice some alcohol burn that should have been masked .
Mouthfeel is a toss-up between a heavy carb and a nice thick mouthfeel. I'm leaning in favor of the latter, as I think the nice round feel overshadows the flawed level of carb. Still a bit short of the mark here.
Drinkability is anothe toss-up. This should be a sipping beer, so I'm OK with that, but there is a bit too much burn considering the amount of flavor and the ABV. Still something I'm thrilled to have come across - this would be PERFECT for a cold night at a music festival that doesn't allow glass bottles.
Serving type: can
03-12-2010 18:44:28 | More by jampics2
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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
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