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 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,193
Reviews:
470
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
247
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of matjack85
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap as part of a flght of 5 Texas beers for $10 at the Flying Saucer Beer Emporium in downtown Houston, Texas. 5oz portions of 5 different beers.

The beer had a very dark brown color to it, but only had a thin tan rim on top for a head and even that dissipated quickly. Carbonation looked lively.

Coffee, toffee, and chocolate smell.

Roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate. A nice bitterness adds balance, and a little bit of cream flavor makes it even more interesting.

A little on the thin side for a stout, and more carbonated than most, but I still liked what smooth, creamy texture that remained.

A very enjoyable stout from a brewery I never head of before trying this offering.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark brown with a 2" tan head. Littered with blotches and large bubbles of lacing.

S- big roast aroma, some coffee and chocolate.

T- light dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter creamy feel with nice smooth finish.

O- very nice drinkable stout. Watch out because you can drink a few of these easily until the abv would catch up to you.

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

This beer pours a dark mahogany, not quite black, with a one finger head, no retention and no real lacing. The nose is a very powerful coffee, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is pleasant, but nothing special. The taste is a big sweetness on the front, maybe molasses flavor, giving way to a biting bitterness with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, and a little alcohol. Overall a nice offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.65/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a deep, deep brown with good carbonation leaving behind a small dirty wigte cap which fades fast leaving a faint rings and few bubbles

S: Day old Folgers coffee with a hint of chcolate

T: Confused. Is this an Imperial Brown or Imperial Stout? The backbone of brown malt, light coffee, toffee really makes me think thing this is a Imperial Brown, the only difference is the addition of coffee.The finish is highly carbonated with a lgering toffee, coffe and nuttiness. Rather clean and dry.

M: Medium bodied, a tad bit over carbed for a Imperial Stout? Body is a little thin for the style

O: This beer is somewhat tasty and enjoyable but I am big stcikler on BJCP guidelines. This beer as a Impy Stout is pretty far off.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in an awesome trade from Tofuspeedstar, thanks for all the texas goodies!

A - really dark but not a black , more of an extreme brown with some lightness on the edges, looks nice 'even from a can'

S - mmmm...yum, sweet chocolate and a nice toasty smell as well bordering on coffee grounds and toffee

T - Sweetness and a good variation of its qualities, from deeper coffee roast to a lighter milk chocolate and toffee , very creamy smooth feel and evolution of flavors, very tasty even if it isn't as thick as most stouts

O - Awesome beer, a really well done and complex tasting stout that offers a lot more than some of the more common one note stouts. It brings all the indulging flavors of milk chocolate covered coffee grounds with a heath bar

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of RustyP
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Stone snifter after sitting out of the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

A: deep mahogany brown with some dark amber and ruby hues at the edges. 1 finger foamy, light tan head settled to a 1/8” ring with a disconnected film of bubbles. Small amount of streaky lacing left behind.

S: heavy milk chocolate aroma with moderate notes of medium-roast coffee. Very faint dark fruits and I swear a hint of cherry is in there somewhere. Very sweet smelling with a slight charred edge at the end. As the beer warms, the sharp coffee notes begin to take center stage and the hops start to become more prevalent. All in all, the aroma is fairly simple but promising.

T: Again, heavy on the milk chocolate and toasty coffee flavor up front, but a little thin and watery after that. Earthy / herbal hops balance out the sweetness well. Faint fruitiness on the back-end. The flavor starts out promising, but drops the ball after the first few moments.

M: very thin for an Imperial Stout…on the low end of medium-bodied. Carbonation is a little high for the style as well, very prickly on the tongue.

Overall: Considering the arguably low ABV relative to the style, I wasn’t expecting anything mind-blowing or incredibly complex, but even so, Buried Hatchet was a bit disappointing. Drinks much more like a “session” stout…nothing Imperial at all about the flavor. The appearance and aroma were both very promising, but the lack of body and somewhat shallow flavor made this one I probably won’t seek out again at $10 for a 4-pack.

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,193 ratings.
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