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 +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of texasnomad
4.34/5  rDev +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 -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
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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Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of claspada
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with a small amount of tan head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with some roasted malt, overly toasted bread, cocoa powder and some light coffee. As it warms you get some emerging caramel and vanilla sweetness.

The tastes begin with dark chocolate and some roasted malt acrid bitterness. Some sweeter toffee and caramelized malts also emerge with more backbone bitterness (which could be hops) emerge as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation on the lighter side of medium. Finish is fairly dry and bitter but has some mild creamy qualities which could be from some oats or wheat malt.

Overall this was a decent stout but nothing too crazy or complex flavor-wise. It was a little too bitter for me and the drinkability wasn't poor but I wasn't compelled to finish the remainder of my pint.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Scotchboy
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Buried Hatchet, 12oz can and a great extra from BeerHunter76, poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A: Near transparent brown with tawny highlights...creamy light tan head settles into a nice ring and leaves some lacing...

S: Big robust brown malt character upfront, leading to a pulling suggestion of vanilla and birch wood as well as some nutty caramel characters...roast is there too but the coffee sensation is light....more hints of caramel with molasses and chocolate.

T: Unique, more dry nutty flavors compete with a big sweetness, very close to a tootsie roll IMO...caramel, molasses, and chocolate and a faint suggestion of licorice...some earthy hop notes compete ever so slightly with the sweetness, and the roast component is secondary but lends some dry body. More birch syrup, big nutty & wood-like earthy flavors.

MF: Thinner medium body with a dry finish, with some bitterness on the finish as well.

O: A unique stout, something that works pretty well I think, and was pretty enjoyable to me. It may have more in common with a big brown ale than a stout though - it seemed like it could be a kissing cousin to a beer like Life & Limb or even Indian Brown or Palo Santo Marron (to a lesser extent). Recommended, if you can get it.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Beerandboards
3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - poured from a 12oz can into a standard pint glass. Looks fine, dark chocolate color in appearance, some tan head, mild retention. Nothing great nothing bad here.

S - smells of chocolate powder, some coffee in there, not a lot otherwise. Smells is good but nothing exciting, solidly average.

T- follows the nose some milk and dark chocolates and mild coffee. Flavors are pretty consistent throughout, some mild bittering on the end.

M - definitely the beer's weak point. Quite thin, mild low carb, expecting a lot more thickness. If this element were improved, I think everything else improves as well.

O - an average to slightly above average stout. Flavors are nice, but underwhelming. Wish it would be a little thicker and aggressive, but can't really complain. If this were available in my area, I would probably buy a four pack every now and then. As someone else pointed out, this would be a good beginner's stout.

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Photo of Lare453
3.02/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark but not the usual black stout color. Very tiny light tan head even with a vigorous pour. Minimal lacing. Looks.... Eh.

S very light. A little chocolate, tiny coffee, tiny malt.

T also very light. Light chocolate beginning with a sweet odd flavor chocolate middle and a tiny malt and coffee end. The aftertaste is very light and short lived. Just a little malt ending.

M thin, no carbonation.

O eh... Wouldn't buy it again. The thing it has going for it is that it is very light tasting with a decent 8% abv.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type - Can

Appearance - Black with tint of tan, 1 inch creamy head and foamy lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, rasin, plum, brown sugar, mollasses. Honey, smoke, oats.

Taste - Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee are the main flavors. Mild, almost watery flavors, mild sweeetness, smoky body. Slight bitter coffee flavors mixed with rasin and plum. Mollaasses and brown sugar add some sweetness. ALcohol is masked under the malts.

Mouthfeel - ITs rather light for a double stout, malts and coffee coat tounge with mild sweetness. Palate gets more malts, along with some sugars and chocolate. Aftertaste is weak, malty.

Overall - Decent, rather thin and mild for being the style that it is. Really drinkable, and perfect for the person that cant handle, or isnt ready for big, bold double stouts like founds imp stout, ten fidy and such. A good beginner or something light for when u need your stout fix. Balanced well, and easy to drink.

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Photo of davey101
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a DFH glass. Thanks again to Mr. gtermi!

A - Pours a dark brown body with a creamy khaki head. Lets a lot of light in around the edges. Light lacing and retention.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee beans.

T - Roasty malts and bitter coffee. Bitterness is balanced by a vanilla and chocolate sweetness. Mouth feel is on the thin side. Abrupt ad quick finish. Certainly doesn't feel like an 8.25% stout, drinkabiliy is high and deceiving.

O - Been wanting to try this one for while. Kind of an odd beer actually. The flavor and mouth feel indicate a tamer and more approachable stout or porter, but the abv says otherwise. Very clean and easy drinking though.

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,201 ratings