Buried Hatchet Stout | Southern Star Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

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

Added by armock on 01-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,514
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,213
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
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Photo of spark3148857
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afunyun
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.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Categart
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jurcab788
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajohn1220
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!

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Photo of Ashman79
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
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

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Photo of maxmilan4
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stortore
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.

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Photo of DYanez_26
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brew-Ed
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasbrew
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark looking stout. Very malty and chocolate-y smell, and delivers in taste. The one negative is that it lacks the full, foamy, creamy head and taste that I like in most stouts.

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Photo of NodakEric
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chasegator
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- light cola with a tan head
Smell- roasted malt, coffee, hints of chocolate
Taste- heavy roasted malts with some coffee bitterness. Some chocolate hints
Feel- light to medium bodied
Overall- Decent. I would classify the beer more as a brown ale than a stout. Very good and unique.

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Photo of brewskis
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of princessbay710
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a can so I'm not sure about the look. Smells like chocolate covered strawberries

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Photo of Kips
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ToddRR
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,213 ratings