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Buried Hatchet Stout - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,066
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 76
Gots: 189 | FT: 3
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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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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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
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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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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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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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
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