Buried Hatchet Stout
Southern Star Brewing Company

Buried Hatchet StoutBuried Hatchet Stout
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From:
Southern Star Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,747
ABV:
8.25%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,950
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 11.81%
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
753
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 07, 2022
Added:
Jan 03, 2009
Wants:
  86
Gots:
  253
SCORE
89
Very Good
Buried Hatchet StoutBuried Hatchet Stout
Notes: 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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Rated by Amoien

4.93/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Probably the best stout I've had. Everything is just enough.
Nov 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 27, 2022
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Rated by Cortney2S

4.96/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Such a delicious stout! It's not too bitter, not too intense "in-your-face", and yet still a satisfying +8% ABV.
Mar 22, 2022
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Rated by YesSirSam

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Came upon this beer in a restaurant in Huntsville Texas, hooked from the first sip.
Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured the darkest brown, just shy of black. A thin tan head that quickly faded to the thinnest of rings, then disappeared. Minimal , short lived lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste of chocolate , malts, a bit of coffee. A pleasant hop presence on the tongue. Medium body with medium body. The best quality of this stout is the taste. Great tasting without being overly heavy or cloying.
Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Black glass fails to hold a head beyond the thinnest halo of brown. No lacing.

Aroma: Burnt grain, petrichor, rose petals.

Taste: Deep roasted barley, a bit of mineral water, fruity esters, plum.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium body.

Overall: A really nice stout. Earthy, complex, well made.
Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.7 by Slyde180 from Texas

Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by minnaow from Texas

4.89/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite stout, and I've had a lot. Malty, chocolate and coffee but not cloying. Refreshing yet satisfying, pairs great with a pot roast and even as a substitute for Guinness in mixed drinks.
Apr 02, 2021
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a can produced 10/6/20. Dark brown color with a thin layer of brown head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Medium body. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, and molasses. Nicely done
Jan 22, 2021
 
Rated: 2.99 by Argail from Louisiana

Jul 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by Valkyrie23 from Texas

Feb 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a dark brown color with a tiny fizzy tan colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is sweet overall with a decent showing of some chocolate mixed with aromas of caramel and brown sugar. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a molasses and some light dark fruit.
Taste – The taste begins as one may expect from the nose with lots of sweeter flavors of caramel, brown sugar and molasses all mixed with a nice roasted taste and some chocolate. As the taste moves forward there are some light toast tastes as well as a bit of earthy hop, leaving one with a nice sweet and roasty taste overall.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium to slightly more chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the style and the sweet and roasty tastes the feel is great and makes for a nice sipper.
Overall – A pretty nice stout overall. Sweeter, but balanced and very flavorful.
Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
can poured into tulip

A: jet black body and a thick pillowy tan head with high retention that laces the glass as it eventually settles into a foamy cap with accentuated halo
S: rich coffee bean with sweet bakers chocolate and caramel roasted malt and a hint of earthy hop notes
T: follows the nose, with more coffee bean and black strap molasses shining through with a malty backbone and slight hop bitterness on the back end
F: low carbonation, medium-heavy bodied. mostly lush front with a crisp dry finish left on the tongue

Overall (personal opinion):
if you see this puppy and like a stout, just get it. this brew is a masterclass and benchmark for the style. legend.
Dec 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Nov 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Megamickel from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark in color with a thin, tan-colored head and lacing. Aroma is of malt, cocoa, and coffee, not spectacular but not unwelcome, like a comforting fireplace. Malt comes through very strong in the taste followed by coffee, with a subtle nuttiness to it. Mouthfeel is thin and creamy, without too much carbonation. Overall, it's exactly what it describes itself as, a "stout for stout lovers" - it doesn't re-invent the wheel, but it is very good for what it is.
Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by mamaraza from Texas

Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by robotic_being from Florida

Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by mholdefer from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.04 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Dec 27, 2018
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Rated by Kris713 from Texas

4.84/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Very rich in flavor. One of my top beers of all time.
Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Buried Hatchet is an above average stout that is slightly watery but with a bit of flavor to make up for it. Dark beer with a little line of lacing that stays surprisingly long. The smell has grain, cocoa powder, toffee. Taste is nutty, toasted, a little cinnamon, and a big barley/grain factor. The feel is a watery cream with a medium dry finish.
Oct 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Oct 16, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnDon from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into snifter glass.
Look: Color is black with a full inch of thick foam that takes about a minute to dissipate and leaves a thin lacing around the bottom.
Smell: Malty
Taste: Malty chocolate, well balanced and finishes with some alcohol taste
Feel: Low carbonation, thick feel
Overall: Very Good and Enjoyable Stout
Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by afunyun from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tried in a chilled glass out of a 12 oz can.

Immediate smell of whiskey, dark brown/black color like coffee. Besides whiskey, chocolate and coffee smell above all else. Tastes just as it smells, dark chocolate with a whiskey kick on the back of your throat, aftertaste like you just ate a bar of high cocoa dark chocolate. Goes down smooth, hardly any initial bitterness like some stouts. Overall very enjoyable, worst part about it is the smell (to me it smells like whiskey almost completely with subtle other notes) but the rest more than makes up for it.
Oct 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by Categart from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by jurcab788 from Texas

Jul 21, 2018
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Reviewed by ajohn1220 from Texas

3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Good color, nice dark brown not necessarily a jet black but still nice color. Immediately got a robust smell of coffee, chocolate and even peanuts in my opinion. Taste is full, but not filling. Gives out good flavor and can taste everything you smell. I like stouts and rather been on a stout kick recently, however it took me 2-3 times again to finally begin having a appreciation for this beer. Overall great beer! Got one more to go!
Jul 08, 2018
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Rated by Ashman79 from Texas

4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Delicious Chocolate flavors as it warms up.
Jun 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.88/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Paid $5 for a 4-pack of 12 fl oz cans at a Total Wine & More in Austin (on clearance). I know I've reviewed this before; I just haven't typed up my notes - so this will be brief:

Deep amber-black body colour. Khaki colour head ~5cm in height.

AROMA: Roast, chocolate, hazelnut, caramelized walnut, brown malt, malty sweetness.

No overt hop or yeast aromatics. Seems like a clean drinking balanced if simplistic stout.

TASTE: Follows the aroma, but suffers from too much sweetness and ill enough roast. Maybe another bittering ingredient is necessary: overt hops, coffee, chicory, burnt sugars, etc.

Simple and shallow.

TEXTURE: Creamy, soft, smooth, wet, medium-bodied, largely well-carbonated.

OVERALL: A hum-ho stout. In terms of stouts brewed with oats, I'd sooner take Stockyard Oatmeal Stout over this, which is cheaper than this even when this is on clearance and is far better executed. I'll enjoy the 4 I nabbed at $1.25 a can, but I wouldn't readily pay for another.

C (2.88) / AVERAGE
May 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by maxmilan4 from Texas

Apr 21, 2018
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 7/6/17, had 2/20/18.

Pours a dark cola color, somewhat opaque, with a flash of a head and some soapy cling. Aromas of medium roast malt, cocoa, coffee, light vanilla and molasses, some caramel and chocolate. The taste is more coffee forward, then malt, chocolate, light caramel, some vanilla, a light bitterness. Mostly smooth, a little dry, a good medium body, well carbonated.

This is enjoyable and drinks easy for the ABV. The aroma offers more variety, the flavor is more focused.
Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by DYanez_26 from Texas

Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by brew-Ed from Texas

Jan 21, 2018
Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1239 ratings