Buried Hatchet Stout | Southern Star Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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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
Ranking:
#4,807
Reviews:
475
Ratings:
1,205
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of katana09
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased 7/27/16 at my local Alamo Liquors, 1,000 Oaks San Antonio. $8.99 for a 4-pack of 12 oz cans. I don't normally list the price but in this case, it is the value that makes this such a great beer. It compares favorably with a lot of the limited release stouts that sell for $8-10 per bottle.

Appearance: Very dark brown, not black, with a little amber hue to it.

Smell: I smell burning! Nice chocolate smell with a hint of burn to it, as if a chocolate chip melted on the cookie sheet.

Taste: A delicious, sweet chocolate stout but with some smoked flavor and even a little (50 IBU that tastes like 25) hop flavor that gives it a little kick. There is also a mild espresso taste that I especially noticed at the finish.

Mouthfeel: I agree with other reviewers that say it has a Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Not much head which is common for this style.

Overall: I rated it a 4.25 because there are others in this category that are better. But that is a little misleading because I am comparing it to beers that run $8-12 per 16.9 ounce bottle. One can get a 4-pack of this for $9. Therefore as an every day drinking beer I'd give it closer to a 4.5 based on the value. and availability.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsmith313
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of leroybrown10
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Boomersooner656
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of En29356
3.01/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Copperstripes
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertraveler08
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tracker83
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

12 ounce can - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Appearance: Dispensed a deep, black body with half an inch of mocha-toned foam.

Smell: Boldly chocolaty aromatics atop a blunted roasted character with touches of scorched heavy cream, candied caramels, molasses and a vein of dark fruitiness.

Taste: As with the aroma, very heavy and forward on the chocolate backed by a decided creaminess. Fairly sweet akin to melty ice cream. A little touch of dark fruitiness within. A roastiness is present but rather restrained. Warming alcohol. Lightly roasty, heavily chocolaty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Charmingly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Terrifically wonderful.

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Photo of Jmeans5296
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
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 MrHolden
3.22/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NightRaven2487
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TipsyCyclist
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of thatche2
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cfred371
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Pours dark brown with a slim khaki head. Slight signs of carbonation bubbling up, and also slight alcohol legs

Smell: I picked up chocolate, and slight coffee.

Taste: molasses followed by chocolate and coffee. Chocolate dominant for sure, coffee in the finish more so.

Feel: Medium bodied, well carbonated, almost reminds me of a porter. A hop bitterness kicks in on the finish, leaving a nice prickly sensation.

Overall: a nice stout with beautiful chocolate aromas, but a little to thin for me to be top tier.

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,205 ratings