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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 74
Gots: 175 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: armock on 01-03-2009

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
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of utah44
4.92/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bought as a 4-pack of 12 ounce cans for $11.00, I figured this brew better be good. Holy Armadillo, beer fans, I wasn't disappointed. This may be the Holy Grail of Beers, Heaven in a can. The smells of coffee and chocolate were divine. Poured into a proper pint glass at the appropriate temperature, the resulting head was substantial and lacing was abundant. Appearance was jet-black in color. Taste was smooth and creamy with delicious hints of creamy toffee and roasted malt. This medium bodied ale was very malty with enough hop bitterness to be balanced. If there ain't no Buried Hatchet Stout in Heaven, I don't want to go! (to paraphrase Randall Williams).

Photo of Poormon79
4.87/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was very pleased with this. Kindly included with a recent trade from rwf08.

A: Very dark, no light passing through. Nice thick light brown head to start

S: the smell is very attractive. roasted malts and hints of coffee but not overpowering.

T&M: Exceptional! much like the smell you taste the roastedness and the coffee. slight hint of chocholate

D: very easy to drink. goes down smooth. a fine beer to try for you stout lovers!

Serving Type: Can

Photo of Ford
4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On nitro tap at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas.

I've had the regular version canned and I give that around a 3.75... but this nitro version is out of this world. One of my favorite beers ever.... ever!

Simply smooth, dark and delicious... I can't get enough of it.. well, I can... but I wish I couldn't if that makes sense. Of course it doesn't.

I just love this beer. I'll be on the lookout for it more now.

Photo of SuperNewman
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy, Coffee, and Chocolate. Almost like a cappuccino. Opaque with a tan head and plenty of lace. Really good chocolate flavor that does not overpower your taste buds. Very minimal alcohol burn from a beer this strong. This is one I can't wait to buy in a can.

Photo of ERSmith
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of BgThang
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the draught house.
I feel deprived because I have not had this beer since it has been out. I have tried all of southern star's beer pre release except this one. I have missed out.

Appearance - dark, black, tan head.

Smell - alot of smoky chocolate arises from the medium tan head that lingers on.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, choclate, smokey, a tad of subtle hops coming though. This thing is very very easy to quaff down. Be careful they say it's 9% I cannot believe it!

Southern star brewery is quickly making a name for themselves. They have again made a damn fine quality brew that is rumored to be out in cans by this summer. If this is the case then I will have a trusty 4 pk in my fridge all the time. This and (512) pecan porter are my 2 favorite beers that I can get locally. We Texans are very very lucky to have southern star! Maybe they will do a barrel aged or bourbon style of this one. Maybe a coffee version! Awesome DAVE keep cranking out the GREAT BEERS!

Photo of TheGordianKnot
4.78/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to lnashsig for hooking me up with more of this... I had needed a fix of this since I moved out of its distribution and he really came through for me.

A- Pours very clear but dark brown in color. Nice head, but settles quickly.

S- So damn amazing! Smells like a mocha: chocolate, coffee, roast, caramel. Just unreal. I could confuse this with an iced latte drink in a blind session.

T/M- So smooth and delicious. Very creamy. Again, this really is an alcoholic iced mocha. Very roasty and chocolatey. Words just can't describe my joy in drinking this. Very light on the tongue, yet smooth and creamy; kind of like a Yoo-Hoo. Well carbonated and extremely refreshing.

O- One of my favorite beers, hands down. Between the availability, price, taste, feel, and overall impression; it doesn't get much better. I will say, though the alcohol is high, I do not consider this an imperial stout- much more of a high alcohol milk stout; and my score reflects this... Can't get enough of Buried Hatchet!

Photo of DdogDallas
4.77/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is very good. It is worth checking out if you have never had it.

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of victoriarugby
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of tpgraham
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Azzy
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of gshak
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.