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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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of TATURBO
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From can to Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
4/5 Appearance: Dark Brown with slight amount of light coming through around the edges of the glass. Minimal head.

4.5/5 Smell: Roasty Malty with a tinge of caramel. Like what my nose is picking up even if I can't describe it well.

4.25/5 Taste: Roasted with a Coffee/Chocolate flavor followed up with some caramel. Good malt flavor with minimal if any hops presence.

4/5 Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a tingle on the tongue. Maybe a slight big light compared to some higher end stouts but very good still. Slight alcohol on the very back end you pick up after a minute or two of your last sip.

4.4/5 Overall: Really like this stout. Flavor is very good, Carbonation is right on Looks and smells good. Alcohol is there but not overpowering for the stated 8.25%. I'll definitely seek out more of this one. Solid effort by Southern Star Brewing. I look forward to trying their other offerings.

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of mgoode
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of jaredseaman77
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of videofrog
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of stampfler07
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of projectflam86
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a thick foam head that leaves good lacing.

S- Tons of sweet brown malt aroma with some hints of coffee and caramel. Not quite as roasted as I was expecting but a pleasant aroma regardless.

T- Very sweet initially with caramel, toffee, and brown bread flavors. A touch of bitterness in the finish. Very well hidden alcohol.

M- A touch thin with medium/low carbonation.

O- A very solid stout that with a few tweaks could really be something special.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of albertjr21
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Into a wine glass pours a deep dark brown under a tan head. Nose displays notes of coffee and creamy sweetness. Bitter and carbonated acidic bite in the mouthfeel is coupled with a respectful amount of sweetness to deliver a more crisp ending. Notes of deep sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel steer the tastebuds.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bentwookie for this one. 12oz can to tulip glass.

A: Pours a dull light brown with three fingers of cream colored head, which deflates slowly to leave some thick lacing.

S: Roasted malt, light roast coffee, cocoa, cola, and cream and vanilla. Pretty interesting.

T: Smooth roasted malt, mild coffee, and cola, with roastiness and coffee on the finish.

M: Creamy texture, medium-light carbonation and medium-full body. No alcohol noticeable.

O: Really solid stout. I drank this thinking it was an American Stout, not Double, so that speaks for its drinkability.

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Photo of spinstah
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of alalvarez75
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of LtCracker20
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep mahagony with a creamy 1-2 fingers tan head that sticks around for a while.

S- Roasted malts, a little bready, slight chocolate, and a little coffee-ish aroma.

T- A little sweet, slightly bready, more roasted malt flavors, caramel, and more coffee.

MF- Very creamy body on this one. A very good feel on the palte even though it is just slightly thin.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with no canning date information. I poured this one into my Boulevard snifter. Thanks to bentwookie for the brew!

A: Pours an interesting deep reddish brown color. Not really imperial stout-ish, as it's not BLACK black. About a finger of light tan head. Tight bubbled. Solid lacing.

S: Getting lots of mild coffee notes. They dominate the roasted and toasted notes. There is some chocolate there as well. And maybe some soft vanilla hints to go along with it. But primarily brewed coffee.

T: Some mild coffee notes on the tip of the tongue. Coats the tongue. This is almost totally coffee dominated throughout. Not much chocolate or dark fruits etc. This shouldn't be imperial at all.

M: Medium to full (due to style).

O: It's a B beer for me. I like the flavors, but thought it was a little thin for my liking. I was expecting more when I read "imperial" stout. Maybe a little fuller and deepen the other flavors a touch and this would be further up there for me.

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Photo of stxSS07
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A- Aggro pour yields a 2 finger creamy tan head. Dark brown body, but a bit light for a stout. Great lacing.

S- Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and a sugary vanilla like note.

T- Bittersweet dark chocolate, malty sweetness, ends with a delicious mocha/iced coffee flavor.

M- Thin for a stout with pretty high carbonation.

O- Not sure this is an imperial stout, but it's a damn tasty beer. Glad i picked this up on a whim.

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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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