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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Photo of areich6
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark ruby colour, maybe some silty sediment. Head is cloudy, sunken and whispy. LAce is decent, but doesn't really cling to the glass. Not bad.

Smells very sweet and very toasty. Big, toasted bread aroma, with some pumpernickel, carraway and maybe some burnt toffee at the back adding to the sweetness. Bit plain, just a rich toasty aroma. Quite like it though, it's deceptively simple.

Taste is a bit odd again, has a lighter, quite hoppy mid-palate following toasty sweetness upfront. Almost strips back with some oily hop notes that then gets that toasty note at the back. Hint of banana, caramel & marmalade, with toasty bread, hint of caramel, some vanilla pod and carob as well.

A bit thin on the mouthfeel, but a decent texture that slowly dries out the mouth. Fullish but also fluid, holds back for a while before any real mouth presence shows up.

Interesting drop, not something I will cherish, but happy to have drunk it.

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Photo of Azzy
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Twal
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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 Ford
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On nitro tap at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas.

I've had the regular version canned and I give that around a 3.75... but this nitro version is out of this world. One of my favorite beers ever.... ever!

Simply smooth, dark and delicious... I can't get enough of it.. well, I can... but I wish I couldn't if that makes sense. Of course it doesn't.

I just love this beer. I'll be on the lookout for it more now.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of afluentturtle
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of bonSreeB
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Linus4AU
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass

Appearance- Jet black in color with 3 fingers of tan head. The head dissipates into about 1 finger worth and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Smell- Lots of coffee and chocolate with a backbone of piney hops.

Taste- Following the nose with tons of chocolate and coffee. The sweet flavors are balance well with a black coffee bitterness and some pine hop.

Mouthfeel- Definitly a little on the light side for a stout, but very drinkable which makes for a good sessionable stout.

Overall- They hit a homerun here. The smell, the taste and look are just spot on. There is a strong coffee grounds presence towards the end and a watery mouthfeel, but those are the only low points as everything else is out of this world.

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Photo of Ted
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jwat
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Danielbt
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mcanderson0
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of TheRookie
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of hsus0225
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of texasnomad
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep dark brown with a faint head which immediately disappeared into pale ring where the glass meets the beer at the surface. There was sediment floating around.

Toffee nose.

This slightly sweet malty stout initially tastes like chocolate turning to a more coffee and grade A maple syrup flavor with a nutty finish. Balanced to minimal hop character, but appropriate bitterness.

Medium bodied mouthfeel.

Overall this is a tasty beer with a straight-forward flavor profile. I will be drinking more soon.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
2.99/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PaulUH
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a fine stemmed tulip glass.

A-This beer is very dark brown, almost black, and opaque. The thin tan head fades to nothing and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Powerful nose of strong roasted chocolate and coffee malts, like opening a container of cocoa powder and coffee beans that have been roasting on open fire. Alcohol pushes through as the beer warms.

T-The roasted coffee flavor, bittersweet chocolate, and maltiness are a nice blend. Unfortunately, the thin feel and strong alcohol burn drag it down.

M- pretty fizzy and thin for the style. Alcohol heavy.

O- Can I get this in a lower ABV, please?

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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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