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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,038 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,038
Reviews: 454
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 74
Gots: 172 | 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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2.76/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to DavoleBomb for the chance to try something from a new brewery! Pours brown and is brown in the glass. Two fingers worth of khaki head that left lots of lacing down the glass. I'm getting some light notes of chocolate and caramel/toffee but little else in the nose, maybe a slightly grassy herbal thing going on, and a touch of metallic twang. Yep, the strange metallic notes show up in the flavor as well. There's almost a grape-like vinous flavor with some chocolate malt buried deep within. There's no roast to be found, which is really a shame for an imperial stout. Body is medium with low carbonation. Overall, nothing close to what I really enjoy in an imperial stout. I want more body, more chocolate, more roast. This has little of any of those.

Photo of goochpunch
2.9/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was expecting jet black from the commercial description, but this is dark brown. Bad lighting at the Southern Star Brewery. Smells strongly of slightly burnt toast and tons of chocolate malts. I get some coffee roast in the smell, but I'd like a bit more. SWEET BEER. Lots of chocolate and toasty/roasty malts. More chocolate and toast than anything. Needs balance dearly. Mouthfeel is slick, sticky, yet not that full. Overall, this isn't that great. I'm splitting a can with someone, and it's hard to take down.

Photo of sweemzander
2.9/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a nonic. Thank you to Beerwolf77 for this one!

(A)- Pours a dark brown color with subtle reddish highlights. Produced a large foamy tan head with great retention.

(S)- A mild roasted component with a nutty dryness. Some raisin.

(T)- Same as the smell. A very mild roasted component. SOme dry nuts (walnut?) with raisins.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Rather thin than what I would expect for an Imperial. Not too sweet or bitter. Some metallic aspects reveal themselves as it warms.

(D)- A decent stout. Was rather surprised this is an imperial when it drinks more like an American Stout in all categories.

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2.96/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of DCon
2.96/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received a 12 FL. OZ. can of this brew in a trade w/ cfh64. Poured from the Brown/Tan colored can with a Hatchet buried in the dirt (hence the name) into my 12oz Surly Darkness Tulip Glass. Does not have a freshness date on the can.

Aroma- Very light aroma present. Has a good, noticeable burnt attribute with good roastiness behind it. After this, nothing else comes up...

Appearance- Pours a light brown, 2 finger head that has average retention time. Has a dark brown colored body with an amber tint to it and clear. Leaves tons of suds down the glass.

Flavor- Good grains and tons of roast, light coffee, and a sweetness that keeps it a mild stout. Light hop flavor at the end with a medium bitterness level.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Low Carbonation, Smooth, and has a roasty finish on the palate.

Overall Impression- Not sure I can call this one a Double or Imperial Stout... A nice stout though! The light coffee taste made this one go down easy and it was easy going all the way through. Wouldn't go back to this one but definitely want some others from Southern Star!

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2.99/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hm, the high rating on this is kind of a surprise to me. It's not that it's a terrible beer, but a stout? A Double/Imperial Stout? Drinking buddy Walows says "I'd barely even call it an Imperial Brown!" Easy drinking, if boring, and my biggest complaint is that I get a bit of that Bubble Yum grapeyness that shows up on these average beers now and again. Eh, whatever.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Looks like a super dark brown until held to the light, revealing a deep garnet color. Pretty nice three finger beige head. But this recedes to a nice film after only one sip. The aroma is super roasted grain with maybe some faint coffee. But the smoked and roasted grain scents really stand out. I also detect a little soy sauce in the nose as well. The taste starts super roasted malts, medium smoked with a hint of coffee and no cream. Then the middle lets your palate have some effervescance and soy sauce and sesame oil. Good carbonation, but the soy element is a little off putting. Creamy palate with good carbonation, but the soy seems to throw everything for a loop.

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,038 ratings.