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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,057
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 77
Gots: 183 | FT: 4
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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4.02/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma - Sweet with a roast aroma but also hints of caramel. maybe a touch of alcohol on the nose too.

Appearance - Dark with a slowly dissipating creamy tan head

Taste - Roasty and sweet with just a background hint of bitterness. Mostly smooth sweet and malty flavors with a slight tang on the end. No real detectable alcohol.

Notes - Not too heavy a mouthfeel but very drinkable. Not a crazy good stout but still enjoyable.

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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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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a Dogfish Head Signature Glass. Thanks again to miikezombie for the Secret Santa hookup.

A: Pours dark dark dark brown. Aggressive "glug glug" pour leads to a small pinky-finger sized head that disappears in under a minute to a thin ring of light tan head. No lacing. Boo.

S: Toasted chocolate malts are first and foremost with alcohol filling the nose shortly after. Some dark fruit makes it's way in as well with a subtle coffee nose at the back.

T: First off, I must note that the aftertaste is full of subtle coffee. I had to keep breathing out to figure out that's the flavor but, it is...coffee. Nice. Anyway, the malts here are nice as well, toasted with some plum, raisin and molasses.

M: A touch thin, but overall, good feel. Creamy mouth coating fills my mouth with stouty goodness leaving me searching for more.

O: A nice stout that gets nicer as it warms and is pretty complex. I would definitely like to have this beer readily available to me. Buuut, it's not so I'm grateful for the two cans I've got :)

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass with just a bit of lacing. Kind of dark in here at the moment so not 100% on the color, seems a bit lighter than I had thought it would be, can see a bit of red thru the light. The aroma is of sweet malts, light toffee and light toasted choc. in there...just a bit.
The taste is something to be enjoyed. There is some caramel/toffee then comes the strong malts with just a hint of that roasted flavor.

There is a little bitterness that lingers like a light cup of coffee but still has some sweetness to mess with your mind. The alcohol is very well hidden and to the mind this is a bit light for the style but it is very good. I can't believe it has taken me this long to pick up a four pack of this. It is not going to last.

Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,057 ratings.