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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: 76
Gots: 181 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Meyers1023
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of thetomG
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very deep dark brown pour. A nice layer of rapidly dissipating tan head leaves almost no lacing behind.

Aroma just SCREAMS stout - very roasty malty scents dominate here with just a hint of coffee and chocolate - very nice. Flavor is a bit more uninspiring and ordinary, but still tasty. The roasted aspect is the most prominent aspect here.

Fairly light and on the high side of carbonation for a stout, this one is quite drinkable.

Something that I enjoy from time to time and one that is in fairly consistent rotation in my fridge. Good beer.

Photo of bigdaddypolite
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of mdcrouser
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of GratefulEdd
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kappakoosh
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of crusian
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewing as a foreign / export stout.

pours from a can light brown, and into the glass dark burnt brown, almost a black with about a half finger of head.

Smell is really nice! smells like sweet chocolate, but not overly so. after fighting through the chocolate smell you can get a ting of alcohol on it.

Taste is not nearly as chocolaty as the nose implies, which is good, the nose implies that it is going to be very artificially chocolatated. Hmm, I like that word. :) I really despise artificial chocolate flavored beers, Southern tier is probably the worst offender. Roasted flavors come through as it warms, along with a tinge of coffee.

Mouthfeel is thinner than a huge impy stout, but expected for the style, nice medium body... pretty smooth, well balanced. pretty damn drinkable.

Again, reviewed this to style. Not the best Stout in the world, and to be honest, not even close to the best stout in the world, but it is a damn good foreign/export stout, or regular stout, when you remove all the imperials from the running.

Photo of tjkinate
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Gotta love craft brews in a can!

A: Deep brown color that remains slightly transparent. From a hard pour into a pilsner glass (only glass available since I’m moving and everything else was packed) produced a beautiful two finger head that stuck around for a bit and left a hefty amount of lacing behind.

S: Very malty with bits of chocolate followed by a slight hint of hops.

T: Unique since it seems the beer is saturated with the taste of semi sweet chocolate that doesn’t overpower like other stouts sometimes can do. I also enjoy that the beer seems to have more hops than other stouts leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M: Very light and thin for a stout, not much else to say.

O: Good offering in the variety, the type of stout you can joy on a hot summer day or during those cold winter nights.

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of muttyd
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown/black pour with a tan foamy head. Coats the glass very well.

S - Dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted/smoked malts.

T - Follows the nose. Dark cocoa beans, roasted malts, burnt wood. Some slight bitter astringency in the finish.

M - Creamy, medium body with moderate carbonation.

D - 8.5% abv very well hidden. Almost feels like I'm drinking a sessionable dry stout.

Photo of zillo043068
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of calcutron
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SuperSpy
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.

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

Pours black with thick light tan head in a Raise Your Pints Mississippi snifter.

Smell is dark chocolate, darkly toasted malts, coffee, toffee, vanilla and smoky oak.

Taste is dark toasted malt and chocolate. Smoky oak and an ash character come through. Bitterness lingers on the tongue but is mild.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Mild to medium carbonation.

Overall this is a good stout.

Photo of headyhopzhead
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BayouBengal1537
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of dvmky
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 1Adam12
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of iadler
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Fantome tulip.

A- Translucent brown with reddish highlights. A two finger that slowly dissipates into a thin cap. Little spots of lacing left behind.

S- A heavy dose of roasted malt with coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and some nuttiness in the background.

T- Roasted malt is again prominent in the taste followed by coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and some nuts. There is some mineral taste as well which was left a strange aftertaste.

M- Medium carbonation and a slightly thin and watery body that finishes slightly bitter. The ABV is hidden well though.

O- I thought it was a decent stout but nothing really special. A little one-dimensional with the roasted malt flavor and the the noticeable mineral taste. Wish it had a little more body too, but worth trying once.

Photo of acbe
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bilhelm
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of ISmith87
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Dark brown black color. Nice tan half finger head that sticks and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. 4.5
S – coffee, roasted malts, smokiness. 4.0
T – Coffee, creamer, vanilla, milk, chocolate, roasted malts, smokiness. 4.5
M – Medium – Heavy mouthfeel. Alc completely covered. Aftertaste is roasty malts and milk. 4.5
O – This is a great beer that I would have a lot if I could get it where I live. Unfortunately it is only really available in Texas. Would be a great day to day stout otherwise. 4.5!

Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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