Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12oz can obtained as an extra from Exiled. Thanks Jason! Poured into a Perfect Pint - Red Lobster version! My first experience with a canned craft brew...
A - Opens with a nice pop and overflows a little, but the top of the can catches anything that leaks out. I like cans already. Had to pour by feel without being able to see how much was actually left to force a hard pour with the last third but was very pleased with the result. Pours a dark mocha that is black in the thickest part of the body but has some nice burnt amber edges. Builds a beautiful 3-fingered, tan head but it doesn't last too long. Spotty lacing that quickly falls back into the beer.
S - Smell is mainly all bitter coffee. Some nice roasted malts and the smallest faint traces of chocolate. Probably the most similar smelling beer I've had to Founder's Breakfast Stout in that it is highly reminiscent of a cold cup of coffee.
T - Taste is strongly based off the nose for this one. Upfront is almost all coffee, but it is gradually balanced with smooth, silky malts that bring a bit of bittersweet chocolate, and just as the flavor is about to subside, the carbonation delivers a passing taste of hops. A very well-balanced stout and even though I haven't had FBS in a few months, I am drawing a lot of comparisons to it.
M - Mouthfeel is actually fairly medium-bodied. Although hard to see, I can make out a few streams of carbonation rising from the edges of the glass and you can definitely feel it when drinking. It really helps to play on the different sensations that the beer brings. The strong coffee smell and taste hits you and is relatively flat, but then the carbonation hits and brings out some of the chocolate and hoppy nuances.
D - Drinkability is high. The light feel doesn't bog down and I'm surprised at how quick this one has gone down. Absolutely no alcohol can be sensed in this one, whether it be in smell or taste and it shows. Honestly, I was a bit surprised by this one, but it certainly made a great impression!
Serving type: can
11-03-2010 02:56:12 | More by nhindian
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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
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