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 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a mahogany brown color and a cloudy texture. There was a quarter inch of tan-colored, creamy, long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: Smelled of malt, chocolate, and traces of coffee.

T: Tasted like it smelled: milk chocolate, malt, some coffee. A solid flavor in general.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied, not too heavy for a stout.

D: A generally well-made and drinkable beer.

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Solid stout. Coffee flavorings

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jefferz5000 for the chance to try this brew. Review from notes taken on 11/12/10.

Poured from a can into a snifter, this brew appears a dark brown color. It displays quite a bit of clarity and ruby hues when held to the light. A creamy tan head sits atop the brew, retaining well and leaves patches of lace all over the glass.

This brew smells quite nutty reminescent of cashews mixed with a roasty chocolate malt. The scent of the grain is quite fresh along with a bit of alcohol character that comes across fruity.

The taste is dark grains with a bitter nuttiness. A grainy flavor lingers in the mouth mixed with a bit of citrus tangy hops. The citrus hoppiness does a decent job contrasting the toasty and nutty quality of this brew. As it warms it picks up a bit of a chocolate malt character.

This is a medium bodied offering that has a modest amount of carbonation. It was an interesting take on the style and quite a bit different from what I'm use to. Very drinkable for more than 8%. An after thought about this brew is that it leaves a flavor lingering inside your mouth that reminds me of what burning leaves smell like.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can (of course) into my Bruery tulip.

Looks: coffee-colored. Buried Hatchet pours a deep auburn that coalesces in the glass, becoming a dark purplish black. A 1.5 finger head the color of beach sand slowly fades to a thick, sticky layer of foam that leaves some spattered lacing as I drink.

Smells: like saltines, oddly. Toasted sourdough, popcorn, faint cocoa nibs and espresso, with the lightest hint of plums.

Tastes: well-adjusted. There's a great, balanced roastiness that builds through the drink and after the swallow reminding of toast and saltines. There are also subtle hints of raisins, light roast coffee and oatmeal. Some chocolate milkshake flavor builds as it warms.

Feels: soft and smooth but just a little light. Subtly carbonated, and just a shade over medium-light in body.

Drinks: palatably. Buried Hatchet's nicely roasty, not too heavy and feels great in the mouth. A solid, drinkable stout.

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