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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

Buried Hatchet StoutBuried Hatchet Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

849 Ratings
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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%


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:
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

(Beer added by: armock on 01-03-2009)
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ksimons

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a dark chestnut with two fingers worth of light tan head that sticks to the glass

S-loads of dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate

T-more roasted coffee, a bit of smoke, and roasted malt

M-too thin for the style, somewhat thin carbonation also, dry roasted mouthfeel

Overall this beer started out strong, nice looking with a really nice smell, but too thin for the style

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 22:20:25 | More by ksimons
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a pretty plain black, fairly thin coffee colored head, leaves only mild lacing when it fades. Looks fine, nothing special.

Smells pretty strongly of roasted malt, coffee notes, a but of nuttiness (toffee maybe? hazelnut?) and maybe a hint of chocolate. Maybe some lactose?

Taste is basically the same, with the addition of a touch of smokiness and something kindof tangy like an English brown ale maybe. Maybe some lactose again.

Mouthfeel is pretty average, carbonation is okay, body slightly on the thin side, something feels a little artificial somehow but not bad.

A nice decent stout, pretty forgettable though and not something I'd buy again.

6.1/10

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:40:32 | More by AlexFields
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark ruby colour, maybe some silty sediment. Head is cloudy, sunken and whispy. LAce is decent, but doesn't really cling to the glass. Not bad.

Smells very sweet and very toasty. Big, toasted bread aroma, with some pumpernickel, carraway and maybe some burnt toffee at the back adding to the sweetness. Bit plain, just a rich toasty aroma. Quite like it though, it's deceptively simple.

Taste is a bit odd again, has a lighter, quite hoppy mid-palate following toasty sweetness upfront. Almost strips back with some oily hop notes that then gets that toasty note at the back. Hint of banana, caramel & marmalade, with toasty bread, hint of caramel, some vanilla pod and carob as well.

A bit thin on the mouthfeel, but a decent texture that slowly dries out the mouth. Fullish but also fluid, holds back for a while before any real mouth presence shows up.

Interesting drop, not something I will cherish, but happy to have drunk it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 10:50:32 | More by laituegonflable
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parris

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from man into small tasting glass.

Chocolaty aroma, also notice toffee

Dark, dark, maroon color, definitely lets some light through.

Nice and roasty, the chocolate comes through, very well balanced with the hops.

Body is medium, carbonation is a bit high for my ideal stout

Overall, I really like this stout, it's very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 22:59:07 | More by parris
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The fortified flavors of mocha and lattes garner the balance while the lush texture of starchy malt and underlying sweetness give the beer a balanced elegance of more English-styled stouts but the exaggerated flair that shows American boldness.

Opening with a rich pour of dark bark-brown hue, Burried Hatchet takes its own sweet time of separating the creamy rich lightly tanned head from the dark beer beneath. The merangue settles upon the beer with a dense and creamy appearance of mousse or whipped cream. Stubborn retention and laced rings denote each sip all the way to the bottom of the glass. This is one handsome looking beer.

Chocolate and coffee frame the aromatics with background scents of heavy toast, burnt caramel, heavy whipping cream, and toasted walnuts. In many ways, it very closely resembles coffee shop latte and mocha drinks.

Yet more powerful in taste, the roasted malts blend with the chocolaty brown malts for the unique taste of bittersweet chocolate, French pressed coffees, and walnut nuttiness. Lightly scorched caramel and toffee bridges seamlessly into the starchy lush flavor of malted milk, vanilla, and coconut. Fortified bitterness makes little impression in early taste, but resides in the back of the tongue in the form of cocoa and coffee bitterness without registering directly as hops.

Seriously malt, this full bodied and robust ale start dense, rich and thick and remains so well past mid palate and deep into aftertaste where it only recesses due to hop bitterness and alcohol warmth.

As a fine complement to richer and velvety deserts, or even as an after dinner delight, this lush ale seduces the palate and soothes the stomach.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 18:22:32 | More by BEERchitect
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SuperSpy

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very dark brown with a BIG tan head. Crazy amounts of lace.

Sweet iced coffee, chocolate, unsweetened cocoa, dark roasted malt. All the things you expect in a good stout.

The flavors are all dark and sweet. Sweet creme at the start. The middle coffee, cocoa, and a subtle smokiness. More coffee, charcoal, dark chocolate and roasted gran toward the end. Just enough bitterness to round out the finish and just enough hops to leave the tongue dry and make you want to come back for more!

A very good beer. The look, the smell and the flavor are all excellent.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 23:25:21 | More by SuperSpy
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this one in a recent trade with Stakem. Thanks again man!

From a can into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a clear, transparent brown and forms a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with great retention. Dark brown and very transparent for the style, with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to nice foam cap. A ring and splotchy wisp remain until the end leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Head was alright, though somewhat too big for the style, but this one was simply too thin and transparent to be an imperial stout.

SMELL: Some roasted malts, caramel, sweet milk chocolate and cream on the nose. Medium strength. Some interesting vanilla and cream, but lighter on the roasted notes. Unique for sure.

TASTE: Light roasted notes, some bread flavors, and a good amount of cocoa powder and sweet cream into the finish. Vanilla and cocoa linger on the palate, with slight notes of sweet toffee as well. Not much bitterness on this one. Bold and persistent aftertaste is sweet, with vanilla and sweet whipped cream, and just a touch of roast. Definitely unique and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Pretty creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Fine, and slightly creamier than the average.

OVERALL: A very unique big stout, though not quite my cup of tea. While I appreciated the interesting cream and vanilla flavors in this one, I missed the big roasted, chocolaty goodness that I so enjoy in this style. This is one I’m glad to have tried, but don’t think I’d crave it again in the future. Thanks again for the brew Stakem. This was a unique one for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 18:24:50 | More by Jeffo
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ballmouse

New York

2.08/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I'm quite surprised by the rating for this beer; does no one else think this tastes like a slightly more alcoholic version of Guinness?

The appearance is not very black; more of a shade of brown.

The smell isn't very powerful. It smells a bit like coffee and a tad of chocolate, but not much else.

The taste is very much like a stronger Guinness: watery and a dash of heat.

The mouthfeel was the most disappointing part: it was very thin. It honestly had the feel of slightly carbonated water.

I'm still stumped as to the high rating of this beer. I might actually take a Guinness (not that it's bad, but it's commonplace and I doubt many reviewers have the same affection for Guinness as they do for Buried Hatchet) over this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 02:13:35 | More by ballmouse
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a dark murky brown, not the deep brown or black typical of an imperial stout. The head is tan and short lived.

The smell is mostly coffee with some cocoa. It's a little light for the style.

The taste is more well pronounced than the smell. Rich cocoa, bitter coffee, vanilla, and a touch of root beer.

Mouthfeel has good carbonation but maintains the creamy texture. It's not as heavy as most and the alcohol is not detectable.

It's an enjoyable stout that's on the chocolatey side.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 01:21:29 | More by Vonerichs
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depechemode1983

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pour out very thick. Dark brown in color and with a one finger tan head. Retention is decent. Lightest RIS Ive ever seen. Not bad just different. Just a little lacing not much.

S- Wow. Coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and and coconut. Very aromatic. All very good smells that work well with each other. Light roasted coffee upfront with some dark chocolate and raisins in the middle then some sweet coconut in the background.

T - Roasted coffee, creamy dark chocolate and sweet caramel. Very nutty as well. Delicious.

M - So smooth and silky. Full bodied and perfectly carbonated.

O - One of the best beers Ive ever had the pleasure of drinking. This one is big on flavor without being overpowering. Highly Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 20:32:30 | More by depechemode1983
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gshak

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 06:35:46 | More by gshak
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Ghenna

California

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as part of /r/beertrade 's BOTM for February trade. 12oz can

Pours a deep brown with a khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly. No lacing to speak of.

Smells ofCoffee, chocolate, and roast in the nose. A bit of caramelized sugar in the background as well.

In a word, taste is good. Like, really good. Lots of roasted malt dark chocolate and coffee.

Despite being 8.5% the alcohol is very well hidden. As it warms up it reminds me of a decadent dark chocolate (no homo). The wiv, not a fan of higher abv beers, is even a fan. We both agree it is like drinking a dark chocolate bar with 70% cacao. This is definitely a beer I will ask for in future beer trades I have with texans.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 04:11:00 | More by Ghenna
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birchstick

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a chocolaty brown with a huge head off an aggressive pour. The head settles down and this become a really nice looking beer.

S - really nice notes of caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla and a lot of butterscotch.

T - Nice milk chocolate flavor is the first flavor on the palate - I would say this becomes the most dominant flavor throughout. This is mixed with a subtle, but nice, coffee accent. There is a hint of vanilla about 3/4s of the way down too. However, the butterscoth flavor from the nose also really stuck for me on this beer at first and slowly got overtaken by the chocolate and coffee flavors. The flavors are not in your face, but they are really nice.

M - nice and full as a stout should be, pretty good mouthfeel

D - this is a really nice stout. After I looked it up on BA, I realized this was 8.5%...it sure doesn't drink that way. If I lived in Texas, this beer would be in my fridge at all times. Really nice stout here. Thanks to poonamibaxter for the opportunity to try this one!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 05:24:03 | More by birchstick
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rhodeska

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark looking beer, needed to let it warm up a bit before I tried it.

Pretty good taste, nothing ridiculously good or bad in it. A lot of chocolate, porter-type taste. Fairly thin, but still has a good flavor and holds up as it warms.

Not a whole lot to say, just not the greatest beer in the world to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 04:10:43 | More by rhodeska
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cetherid

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass.

A.

Beer pours like a nice dark root beer. Deep dark brown that looks almost black. About 1 finger of a fluffy tan soda like head.

S.

The aroma is cocoa dominant with some dark roasted malt smells. Sweet caramel smells to this beer as well.

T.

Same as nose. A lot of cocoa in this. Nice roasty notes, some subtle mocha/cofffee flavors and a decent amount of bitterness. The alcohol is detectable in this, but nothing too overpowering.

M.

almost full bodied. A decent amount of carbonation. A slight dry finish in this.

D.

I'd drink this again. A little boozy tasting for it's ABV and a little pricey, but a decent tasting stout. Ten Fidy is better IMO but this is a little easier to get in my area.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 21:16:18 | More by cetherid
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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my sister-in-law for the early Christmas present.

Less pop from the can than I would have expected, but it begins to froth out of the mouth of the can immediately.

Appearance is apt for a stout, with a dark character and milky tan head.

Toasted with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits.

Rich on the tongue - like one of those chocolates with the liquid chocolate in middle, it just explodes in your mouth, releasing tons of flavor. Much like the nose, but with added notes of butterscotch, and a hint of alcohol on the end.

Really light in carbonation. In fact, a little short for me personally.

Good, but not at the top of the imperial stout mountain.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 03:04:28 | More by mdcrouser
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on my wants for quite a while & then wham! Four cans as extras in the span of two days. I hope it's good! Plus, I'm going to have to look up what an "export stout" is after this review & how it differs from your average, run-of-the-bass stout.

Pours a crackling, audible black with a rather incongruent whitish head. Bonus points for cool art on the can, love the brush growing out of the 'buried hatchet'. Smell is roast mixed with lactose, almost milk-stout-like.

Buried Hatchet Stout brings the roast with a Green Giant-sized hand on the scale. Hard after comes a blaze of sweetness, colored with that lactose, creamer flavor. There's a touch of acorn in the fall, smattering of bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel is as creamy as advertised, but it feels a touch off with the milkiness & char. This tastes too much like coffee with a hella lot of half-and-half poured in it.

Decent enough brew, but not really my cup of tea, so to speak. I'll maybe sit on one for a while & see what develops.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 02:36:37 | More by maximum12
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Huge, tan, bubbly head on top of a brownish-black body with red highlights

S- Doughy flavors of flour and milk chocolate with a generous aroma of dank, piney hops

T- Sweet and smooth with the flavors of a chocolate cake drizzled in a bourbon fudge sauce

M- Decadent and filling but not as thick as I would like it

D- I find this to be the quintessential dessert beer. Perfect at the end of the night

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 04:16:27 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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billab914

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into my Portsmouth snifter. Poured dark brown in color with a big thick light tan head filling the rest of the glass. The head faded after a few minutes and left a little lacing on the glass in the process.

The aroma has a pretty big roasted malts and coffee flavor to it with a good amount of dark chocolate as well. The taste has a pretty big burnt, roasted, coffee bitterness to it up front with some chocolate coming in to help smooth it out a bit in the finish. Definitely leans more towards the burnt, bitter coffee type of stout though then the smooth chocolaty type

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It could have benefited from a little heavier body and less carbonation in my opinion. Drinkability is pretty good, it was a very flavorful stout. It was very heavy on the burnt coffee bitterness but if you like that flavor in your stouts its a very tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 21:08:01 | More by billab914
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice and malty, it smells like roasted and burnt/charred malt, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is the same as the aroma, and it has a good roasty and bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's rich and a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, it's very easy to drink and the 8.25% ABV isn't very noticable at all. Overall I think this is a good brew. This is easily one of the best canned beers I've tried. $9.99 a 4-pack is a good deal for this brew. I'll definitely buy this again in the future for sure!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 23:59:04 | More by bluejacket74
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HoustonTX

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting to try this one for a while now.

Buried Hatchet is a really stunning beer. Dark rich brown body with deep ruby highlights. Solid finger thick head, with ample sticky suds of lacing. The aroma takes on a strong roasted malt profile. With background notes of coffee, leather, and tobacco and chocolate. Flavor wise, this beer really nails it. It stays true to the aroma for the most part. Upfront, Buried Hatchet provides a great malty backbone of chocolate and roasted grains. The chocolate notes are dark and mildly sweet, and semi-dry. The roasted notes and tannins provide an aspect of balancing bitterness, rich complexity, and work perfectly with the chocolate note. Near the middle, Buried Hatchet provides a lightly citric/floral hop burp. This really works nicely with the malt all the way around creating just such an amazing flavor tone. Finishes with lots of lingering malty goodness. One other thing to note, is the mouthfeel and drinkability. Both are way above-average. This is one of the most drinkable Stouts out there. It's scary how drinkable Buried Hatchet really is. This is one damn fine Stout, meticulously crafted and validates the brewing talent of Southern Star.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 07:10:24 | More by HoustonTX
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Pitch black color. Two fingers of frothy, but creamy tan head with average retention and only a touch of lacing.

4.5 S: Strong, but soft roastiness which I really like. Dark chocolate AND milk chocolate. Pretty simple, but really pleasant.

3.5 T: Similar to the nose only very much subdued. Soft roastiness again with bitter dark chocolate and toffee. There's also a twangy fruitiness. Good, but weak in flavor.

3.5 M: Light body. Carbonation is good. Could be creamier, but is really smooth.

3.5 D: Good beer, but could be stronger in flavor. Nevertheless, I'd definitely buy it on occasion if it made it up to my parts.

***Cellaring Update***
I'm drinking a late '09 and early '10 side by side. Both are exhibiting dry cocoa powder notes (with the 09 being stronger). Really tasty and better after time in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 03:02:14 | More by DavoleBomb
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northaustin

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

not sure what the story is but of an entire four pack all of them foamed uncontrolably in the beginning and two of them actually squirted upon opening,

pours a dark brown with very even beautiful tan head.

smell: rich, full coffee power.

rich creamy chocolate and coffee perfectly mask the high alchohol.

mouthfeel and drinkability: creamy and rich that doesnt leave any dryness or flavors hangin around. pretty sessionable for high alchohol beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 05:43:25 | More by northaustin
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goochpunch

Texas

2.86/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 02:28:57 | More by goochpunch
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Premo88

Texas

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
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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.