Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 73
Gots: 163 | 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:
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of LtCracker20
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep mahagony with a creamy 1-2 fingers tan head that sticks around for a while.

S- Roasted malts, a little bready, slight chocolate, and a little coffee-ish aroma.

T- A little sweet, slightly bready, more roasted malt flavors, caramel, and more coffee.

MF- Very creamy body on this one. A very good feel on the palte even though it is just slightly thin.

Photo of inlimbo77
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with no canning date information. I poured this one into my Boulevard snifter. Thanks to bentwookie for the brew!

A: Pours an interesting deep reddish brown color. Not really imperial stout-ish, as it's not BLACK black. About a finger of light tan head. Tight bubbled. Solid lacing.

S: Getting lots of mild coffee notes. They dominate the roasted and toasted notes. There is some chocolate there as well. And maybe some soft vanilla hints to go along with it. But primarily brewed coffee.

T: Some mild coffee notes on the tip of the tongue. Coats the tongue. This is almost totally coffee dominated throughout. Not much chocolate or dark fruits etc. This shouldn't be imperial at all.

M: Medium to full (due to style).

O: It's a B beer for me. I like the flavors, but thought it was a little thin for my liking. I was expecting more when I read "imperial" stout. Maybe a little fuller and deepen the other flavors a touch and this would be further up there for me.

Photo of stxSS07
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A- Aggro pour yields a 2 finger creamy tan head. Dark brown body, but a bit light for a stout. Great lacing.

S- Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and a sugary vanilla like note.

T- Bittersweet dark chocolate, malty sweetness, ends with a delicious mocha/iced coffee flavor.

M- Thin for a stout with pretty high carbonation.

O- Not sure this is an imperial stout, but it's a damn tasty beer. Glad i picked this up on a whim.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

a - poured a one finger thick tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring and sheet throughout. the body was dark black.
s - overwhelmingly coffee with a hint of piney hops.
t - coffee with a little bittersweet chocolate underneath. a burnt roastiness comes out as it warms with a hint of raisins and hops.
m - slick, slightly thin.
o - really good coffee stout, about as sessionable as one of these can be.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out Root Beer brown and amber highlights. Off-white colored head comes up pretty nice after a hard pour, but it goes away to a slight skimming on one side and around the edges, slight lacing.

Smell gets things going a little more. A little bready, some coco fudge and coffee. As it warms up there's a slight hop presence that pinches at your nose. It's pretty good, but you gotta let it warm up a tad, don't go crazy reviewing this one right out of the fridge.

Taste grows on you after a bit, I really just thought it was mediocre at first. As it gets closer to room temperature. A mix of bittersweet chocolate and roasted dark coffee. Long story short, it's much like the smell where the bitter and sweet just kind of meet in the middle. Still, it's slightly weaker and less enjoyable than the smell.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Body is more towards the lighter end of the style, but probably still full bodied. Valiant effort at being smooth but fall just short, carbonation is a little weak too.

Overall, Buried Hatchet didn't hold up to my expectations but I was still happy to try it. Thanks depechemode1983 for the trade. My review doesn't reflect my appreciation for the trade.

Had it again with about a year of age on it. Held up without much difference.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of CooperEllis
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from canadianghetto in the n00b BIF (neverending cycle)

12oz can into the DFH snifter.

More coffee coloured than black, with deep brown and red highlights. Consistent bubbling that keeps a thin head on this as it's consumed.

Not much to the aroma at first blush - however some dark fruit, burnt malt, raisin and bitter chocolate notes are fairly homogenized here.

The taste is nothing like the aroma, creamy, full bodied with a lightness that reminds me of eating a high quality caramel. There is a light astringency but it's pleasant and helps cut a bit of the cream from the sip.

Top shelf mouthfeel, good carb, light at the end, full the rest of the time. Wish there was more flavor on entry and I don't love the bitter aftertaste, but nothing to severe.

Really tasty. I've been enjoying stouts in cans lately, notably the Diesel from Sixpoint, and this is a very good offering.


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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky brown with a small mocha head

S - Roasted coffee with a little bit of vanilla

T - Bitter coffee with some roasty notes at the end

M - Goes down pretty smooth, it's got some light carbonation

D - Pretty high for a stout

I think this is a pretty solid stout. While I don't think it's anything too special, I definitely enjoy. Thanks MikeytotheB for this one!

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.