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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,039
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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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a thick foam head that leaves good lacing.

S- Tons of sweet brown malt aroma with some hints of coffee and caramel. Not quite as roasted as I was expecting but a pleasant aroma regardless.

T- Very sweet initially with caramel, toffee, and brown bread flavors. A touch of bitterness in the finish. Very well hidden alcohol.

M- A touch thin with medium/low carbonation.

O- A very solid stout that with a few tweaks could really be something special.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Into a wine glass pours a deep dark brown under a tan head. Nose displays notes of coffee and creamy sweetness. Bitter and carbonated acidic bite in the mouthfeel is coupled with a respectful amount of sweetness to deliver a more crisp ending. Notes of deep sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel steer the tastebuds.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Thanks to bentwookie for this one. 12oz can to tulip glass.

A: Pours a dull light brown with three fingers of cream colored head, which deflates slowly to leave some thick lacing.

S: Roasted malt, light roast coffee, cocoa, cola, and cream and vanilla. Pretty interesting.

T: Smooth roasted malt, mild coffee, and cola, with roastiness and coffee on the finish.

M: Creamy texture, medium-light carbonation and medium-full body. No alcohol noticeable.

O: Really solid stout. I drank this thinking it was an American Stout, not Double, so that speaks for its drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3.62/5  rDev -9%
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.

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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%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.