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 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:
#8,389
Reviews:
476
Ratings:
1,210
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
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86
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253
Trade:
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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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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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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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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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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,210 ratings