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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a snifter.

So incredibly close to a black body, a sliver of cola brown survives at the base of the beer. The head rose to about a finger's width, but died nearly as quckly, leaving only specks of tawny lace.

The over load of brown malts used give this stout a more chocolatey than roasty bouquet, which is very enticing. A huge sweet brown bread aroma also pervades the nose. And underneath it all, the subtlest hint of roasted malt arises.

The first sips exhibit the same chocolatey malt base with brown bread malts. A bitter, coffee roast bite hits the finish, but not overwhelming, and cuts the chocolatey base nicely. As the palate shifts, there is more roast building and overtaking the sweet malt, a slight pine quality has also emerged with the bitterness.

This stout is a little more watery, with little attention played to carb, slightly flat. It is not a big deal, just makes the beer seem more dry than it probably is.

Southern Star has unleashed a solid stout with Buried Hatchet. The copious use of brown malt adds a sweet and chocolatey touch to an otherwise subtly roasted offering. I liked it!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I must have a different taste profile than the other tasters. To me this beer was ok but not outstanding. I found the color somewhat light for an imperial stout. The taste was also light to me for an imperial stout. Because to me it was light it would be a session beer which for an imperial stout is unusual. Might buy again but it would not be at the top of my list.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can into tulip. no date coding.

A: pours a solid brown hue. head is very slight off white. forthy. good retention and tons of lacing.

S: a lot of chocolate in the aroma. a little coffee as well. a little bit of burnt roast.

T: really rich flavor. chocolate is dominate, minor coffee. a little bit of leather. finish is pretty dry. no bitterness

M: smooth and velvety. you can definitely tell the use of oat malt in this brew. medium/full body.

D: no defects, drinks pretty good. good stout flavors and aromas. good drinkability. nothing bad to say about this one. solid brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely dark brown with a thin brown head. Smells of some licorice and cocoa powder. Taste begins with some tart coffee, then some rye bread, and finishes with a dry bittersweet chocolate finish. Mouth feel is rich. Overall a very good stout.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,195 ratings.
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