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Buried Hatchet Stout | Southern Star Brewing Company

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Buried Hatchet StoutBuried Hatchet Stout

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Double / 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

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Reviews: 469 | Ratings: 1,181
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Photo of HopHunter19
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great double stout to drink when you're in the mood for a double stout, without any extra bs added.

Appearance is nice pitch black, with a soft white head that sticks forever. Smell is roasty coffee and chocolate, but that which comes from the dark malt, not added stuff. Taste is about the same, but more complex and full bodied than your typical stout, hence why it's a double stout. Feel is like I just described in the taste. Overall, I'd buy this one again, however the price point is a little high. The problem is it's hard to find a good double stout that doesn't have a bunch of other s*** added in (coffee, bakers chocolate, etc etc). Not saying I don't like all those beers, it's just nice to have a beer brewed with only malt, hops, yeast and water every once in a while.

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Photo of galuskan
4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer that is available year round. I have only tasted a few beers that are better and one of them is the barrel aged version. This beer makes me smile.

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Photo of Premo88
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into pint glass

L: dark brown, clear ... it's dark, so it's hard to see through all the way, but close examination proves this beer to be very clear; thick head about 1 inch ... even a light pour renders a solid head; no stock or lace, but the head is still impressive nonetheless

S: musty malt, some burnt notes; burnt coffee; vanilla -- loads of sweetness; cherry-chocolate; vanilla is prevelant, and there's a hint of whiskey to it

T: not as burnt as the smell, much smoother dark malt with coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate especially, oak wood, whiskey ... all of it is there, the classic big stout profile; it doesn't have (for me) the raisin or wine-like profile, BUT one can definitely be reminded of a port, sweet port

F: THICK ... the first one of these I tried felt like a milk stout, very lumpy; as I get a little more used to it, it's not quite as syrupy but still very very full. still drinkable because it's well carbonated

O: by far the best of the Southern Star offerings I've tried so far ... very oak-aged like ... hard to say exactly what distinguishes this stout from others like it, but I will definitely be grabbing some of this over time. at 8.25%, it's both big but still well under some of the bigger 11+% stouts out there, and I like having that option here. good brew!

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Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: 4.25 - Black with half a finger of off-white head.

Smell:4.25 - Dark chocolate, malt, toffee. I was expecting to pick up on some coffee, but I didn't. Great smelling beer!

Taste: 4.5 - A rich chocolate flavor up front and a pretty strong coffee flavor as well! This reminds me a little of Breakfast Stout by Founders, but possibly down a slight notch on the coffee. Awesome!!

Feel: 4.25 - Nice and thick with a little carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Overall: 4.3 - Overall a wonderful stout from the homeland! Always love a Texas beer. B plus.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours really dark. The head was fairly thick, but did dissipate fairly quickly. The nose is has coffee in it. The taste has coffee and chocolate competing. They work well together, and this is a solid stout. Yes, I will get it again, gladly.

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Photo of boston2bburg
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, a shade below black, with a tight, tan head.

Rich, coffee ice cream, and thick bready/biscuity aroma. Very deep and unique.

Coffee with lots of cream, and a bready, malted chocolate ball sweetness, with some toffee notes. Thinnish body, with prickly carbonation a touch higher than moderate. Quite malt-forward, without much hop flavor but a firm bitterness. Some fruity esters appear with warmth.

Alcohol is fairly noticeable, and perhaps a touch hot. Residual sweetness aids mouthfeel, but stops short of chewy or velvety.

Carbonation could stand to be lower and alcohol a bit more subdued. Flavor is nice and distinct, leaning heavily on coffee while chocolate and dark fruit flavors take a back seat. Worth seeking out. Thanks Doug!

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Photo of brownbeer
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruddy brew with a fizzy head. I get some smoke and roasted cocoa in the aroma. Black licorice, quite roasty, with bitter chocolate notes on my tongue and now in my brain. The finish fades into bitter coffee and peanut/sunflower seed. The flavors are very well established. Worth a try, I know some people love it.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stout in a can! Always good to see! Pours into my glass a deep dark brown bordering on black with a two finger khaki head that's nice and creamy. Aromas start off with a lovely nutty, roasted charred malt with notes of chocolate, coffee and even a touch of smoke. Subtle creaminess as well. Quite inviting and malty.

First sip brings a wash of smooth roasted dark malts that are a bit charred as well. Lots of nutty notes along with a mix of chocolate, caramel and a touch of coffee. Somewhat spicy as it flows down with a creamy aspect throughout as well. Tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with good steady carbonation. A really drinkable stout that has a great flavor profile overall and I love the fact that this is in cans. Glad I gave this one a try, little expensive for a four pack though!

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Photo of rwinzing
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice dark apperance..very little lacing from this beer. No real head at all
smell is bland and thin. No real aroma from the beer.
Nice smooth taste roast from the malt is nice very little hop char. which you would expect from a stout
mouthfeel- thin not much there
overall - very drinkable stout but not spectacular

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Photo of OSUHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Jmeans5296
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ajkelly451
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Ryno3031
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurt1326_
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codysjb
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a root beer brown with a very small head that dissipates instantaneously. Decent red/brown color.
S: Lots of coffee and chocolate notes.
T: Some small coffee notes round into a malty medium with lots of carbonation. Good taste but fades off the tongue quickly.
M: Lots of carbonation and some mild malt.
O: Decent, wouldnt drink all the time but I could see it as a decent stout to close the night with. Lighter than most stouts.

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Photo of henryclay_
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of tigg924
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, hazy, reddish brown

Smell: big time coffee, toasted malt, and toffee--very complex

Taste:dark coffee, toasted malt, toffee, cocoa, some cream--the toastedness of the malt really makes this one stand out as opposed to the roastedness.

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, light body for the style, sweet with bitter backbone

Overall: This one drinks more like a complex coffee porter than a stout. This has one of the best looks of any beer in the non-Guinness division. Super complex, I would pick this up all the time if I could get this here. One of the best new stouts I have had in a while and easily my new favorite Texan beer.

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Photo of nothunder
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee and roasted malts. This is a great smelling beer. Flavor is roasty coffee, roasted malt and a chocolate aftertaste. The alcohol is completely hidden. This one could sneak up on you. Damn tasty. The mouthfeel is medium thickness and very creamy, really the highlight of the beer. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of jamesmk48
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skye1024
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Meyers1023
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
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