Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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very good

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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 77
Gots: 201 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of drone
3.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinks more like a porter, nice coffee notes.

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep burgundy/brown with fair amount of off white head. Smells strongly of roasted malts, hint of coffee, cocoa and leather. Tastes strongly malt forward, suggestion of cocoa and coffee, nice hoppy bite mid taste and good clean finish. Nice dry finish and medium mouthfeel (a little thinner than similar stouts but not unpleasant). A thoroughly enjoyable, fine example of an American Imperial Stout.

I was recently in San Antonio for conference and this Texas brew had a good price point for a quality brew. I would definitely purchase this again and I'm curious about this breweries other offerings.

Photo of HopHunter19
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great double stout to drink when you're in the mood for a double stout, without any extra bs added.

Appearance is nice pitch black, with a soft white head that sticks forever. Smell is roasty coffee and chocolate, but that which comes from the dark malt, not added stuff. Taste is about the same, but more complex and full bodied than your typical stout, hence why it's a double stout. Feel is like I just described in the taste. Overall, I'd buy this one again, however the price point is a little high. The problem is it's hard to find a good double stout that doesn't have a bunch of other s*** added in (coffee, bakers chocolate, etc etc). Not saying I don't like all those beers, it's just nice to have a beer brewed with only malt, hops, yeast and water every once in a while.

Photo of adapt313
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank this one straight out the can around a fire, I like the can so I'll give It a 4 for look. Really didn't get much coffee from the aroma, but loaded with rich dark chocolate. The coffee comes across a little more in the taste but this is still a chocolate bomb, in a good way. Rich, dark baker's chocolate is balanced by just enough hop bitterness on the end. This reminds me of an oatmeal stout, with the dark chocolate character flavor, surprisingly full mouthfeel and dry finish. I really enjoyed buried hatchet, even right out of the can.

Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: 4.25 - Black with half a finger of off-white head.

Smell:4.25 - Dark chocolate, malt, toffee. I was expecting to pick up on some coffee, but I didn't. Great smelling beer!

Taste: 4.5 - A rich chocolate flavor up front and a pretty strong coffee flavor as well! This reminds me a little of Breakfast Stout by Founders, but possibly down a slight notch on the coffee. Awesome!!

Feel: 4.25 - Nice and thick with a little carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Overall: 4.3 - Overall a wonderful stout from the homeland! Always love a Texas beer. B plus.

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Small, fine off-white head surmounts a dark brown body with highlights only before a strong light. Fine-beaded lacing completely coats the glass walls. The head slowly fades away, leaving only cream-colored swirls on the surface.

Aroma: Pronounced aroma of dark malt, chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, char, and sweet alcohol.

Taste: Opens with cold coffee, and bitter chocolate, and dark toasted malts. Scorched caramel and roasted nut flavors appear later in the taste, as well as hints of vanilla. Sweet alcohol is a subtle undercurrent throughout. Finishes with a lingering roasted malt and coffee flavor.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, with a velvety feel.

Drinkability/notes: A quite wonderful beer, it seems perfect for a winter's day with an ice storm in the forecast.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of Foxybrau
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I kinda love this beer. What a mediocre and boring can, what a deep and interesting brew! The smell is full of chocolate and toffee along with a preview of the alcohol. The taste is rich milk chocolate and some coffee, with a dash of hop to dry out the finish. I feel like it could easily be called a milk stout. The ABV is hidden nicely - it will sneak up on you. A great bedtime snack, this beer is thick and satisfying. I wish more stouts had this texture.

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Texas' best beer, have no fear

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Chad. Creamy, coffee and chocolate notes

Photo of marieli
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. This one starts and stops with robust coffee aroma and flavor. It appears I got far less malt and chocolate than others. A bit too much coffee for me, but smooth and balanced enough to enjoy. I'd drink another.

Photo of Pukstopper
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark color from a 12 oz can. Unsure of the date. No head and little lacing. Nice malt and chocolate taste. Hint of coffee on the back end. Overall a nice stout.

Photo of brewskifan55
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Dark brown/black. Not much head or lacing.

S: Espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla. Malts and toffee.

T: Smooth. Robust. Follows nose with some smokiness, vanilla and a warm finish. Didn't realize this one was 8.25%. It's almost like a stout on nitro. Terrific.

M: Light to medium with light to medium carbonation.

O: A nice surprise. This one drinks so easy. Don't let the alcohol creep up on you.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.02/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Not going to lie, this just didn't do it for me, and I LOVE stouts. The aroma was full on black coffee, shut down all others smells, the taste was a mixture between strong alcohol and black coffee with a plastic, artificial aftertaste. At almost 10 dollars for a four pack of cans, absolutely not worth it in my opinion.

Photo of Poppamikeg
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic beer. Great color and smooth nitro finish.

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 ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a cola color with a khaki head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of nice roasted notes.

Tastes of the roasted notes mostly with a smattering of hops. Notes of coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar lead off. Nuttiness and vanilla come through next. Hops make their way through next and add some earthy bitterness. Finishes with a bit more roasted notes.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice double stout, and it is worth checking out.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Can is at least a year old.

A: Dark and cola-like, with light head.

S: Smells oddly fruity and shot through with boozy whiffs.

T: It is really fruity, and kind of flat. But still, it's tasty. Aftertaste has hints licorice.

M: Smooth and flat. Almost silky.

O: Good, but not great. I remember it having more bite and bitterness.

Photo of txlexus
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Solid stout. Coffee flavorings

Photo of GregJ
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate and maybe a touch of cedar. Tastes very malty up front, roast, chocolate, a little burnt/ash. Definite medium body with creamy texture, tastes quite a bit like a milk stout. Nice malty aftertaste with very light hop bitterness. Excellent brew.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated can at 50 degrees into shaker
Aroma of chocolate malt
Head small (<2 cm), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing good - complete wide rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor slightly bitter, roasted malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, slightly creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75

Photo of Jon_Rueben
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Best stout I've ever tried. Is it too sweet for people? It's like a desert beer.

Photo of kathryn320
2/5  rDev -49.7%

Figured out I'm not a fan of this beer. I think it's that it's not my face style though.

Photo of BSDA
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

One of the best stouts I've had, and in a can, no less! Full of flavor, coffee, chocolate, nightcap bliss. Drink one or two of these before bed and snoooooooze.

Photo of Qabil
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Chocolate goodness

Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep black color with a very thick nitro beige head with eternal retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of coffee, roasted malts, creamy chocolate, nutmeg and cocoa.
Very flavorful and initially indicating a good complexity. Predominant notes of creamy chocolate, licorice, nutmeg, wood, mild char and lactose, coffee, brown ale yeast and a hint of sour. Very, very dry aftertaste with a mutating and long finish.
Full thick body with nitro carbonation. Alcohol of over 8% was so hidden that is almost a crime, I hope I don't commit one going back home.
I was told to taste the non-nitro version, that it is less distracting and less thick. Great beer, but I personally like less sweet and hoppier beers.
Ap.4,5 Ar.3,75 Sab.4 Sens.3,75 Cj.3,75

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.