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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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to pjones for this wonderful beer part of a stupidly epic box of wonderful beers he sent (sent 2 of these bad boys!!)

A darkest brown which allows barely a whisp of reddish cast light to pass, with a beautifully light beige, multi-finger, looong lasting head. Just an advertisement of itself, so perfectly framed in an Alchemist pint glass.

Beautiful aroma of the softer notes of roast malt. Molasses, and a light caramel smell lead, nice roasty chocolate-coffee-dark caramel with it, sweet, subdued, enticing.

Put chocolate more to the front of the nose aromas, and you have the taste nailed. The soft roast is here really tasty, no ash to it, nor acrid, and all the other flavors make for a medium strength, delicious taste. Plenty of sweet at end of sip, maybe a touch too much?

Very creamy, medium carb., no cloy, pretty clean flavors and decent finish.

Best stout in a can I've tried. Best stout? No, but really fine. Number 2 going to hb club for stout research. Wish there were more of these.

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3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Near jet black with the faintest dark ruby highlights around the edge. Head is a solid finger of light brown foam that fades to a thin cap. Sheets of lacing left behind.

S - Big aroma of roasted malts dominate the nose. A bit of espresso annd bittersweet chocolate mix in as well. As the beer warms a faint hit of something very earthy pokes through. The roasted malt really dominates the nose from start to finish.

T - Big roasted malt and a touch of an astringent burnt grain. Faint hints of dark fruit mixed with bitter chocolate and freshly roasted coffee.

M- Medium to full bodied with a surprisingly stgrong carbonation. Roasted flavors really linger long after and sort of coat the mouth.

O - Not a great American stout, but certainly not a bad one either. Another strong beer from the folks in Conroe.

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3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into my Brooklyn tulip. No canned date.

A- A dark murky brown liquid with a half finger creamy looking tan head. Head settles down into a steady thin film across the top for the life of the beer.

S- Overwhelming toffee and roasty aromas. Coffee, chocolate, malts, caramel. No hop profile present. Smells great.

T- Not traditional double stout by any means, but man is it tasty. Coffee, caramel, and vanilla come out the most. Roasted malts, a little bitter, but only briefly. Taste trails off into a lingering sweet toffee after taste. Alcohol well masked.

M- Slightly on the thicker side, creamy, not too filling. You could definitely drink several of these.

O- More like a brown ale on steroids, this doesnt hit double stout in my book. It is an absolutely delicious beer, better than average.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of head that hung around for a long time. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Surprising amount of cocoa aroma. Also the malt gives off some roast with hints of coffee.

The taste and mouthfeel were disappointing. The body is really thin for the style and it is carbonated like a Budweiser. The texture does nothing to compliment the flavor. Tastes like a ramped up brown ale. Not much roasted malt comes through. Alcohol although is well hidden.

As the beer sits, the carbonation settles down a little, allowing the flavors to develop, but it is not enough.

Surprised by the scores I gave this stout. I was expecting so much more from this highly scored stout.

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Sam Adams Perfect pint.

Appearance: This beer wasn't nearly as dark as I thought it would be. Reminds me more of a dark brown ale or an old ale. There is a finger and a half of light tan, fluffy head with decent retention.

Smell: Some caramel malt sweetness and roast up front. A hint of graham cracker in there as well.

Taste: The appearance and smell of this beer had me a bit worried, but the taste is quite good. A good amount of roast, but there is plenty of malt to back it up. Seems more like a regular stout than an imperial. Hides alcohol well.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thicker side with extremely smooth carbonation. The finish is just a tad dry.

Overall: The appearance really threw me off at first, but I enjoyed this quite a bit. I would definitely have another.

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer has a nice dark mahogany color that pours a thick head, but quickly fades.

S: The smell has a nice amount of chocolate, some alcohol and a little bit of cream.

T: Wow! If I didnt know any better, I would have thought this beer was made with irish cream. It is very tasty and I love the cream taste. It has a good amount of alcohol with a decent amount of coffee taste.

M: The beer is pretty smooth with a tiny amount of crispness.

O: This is one of the nicer Imperial Stouts I have ever had

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Lee for this one!

A: Pours a deep brown with a 1.5 finger mocha colored head, which fades slowly leaving behind lacing all around the glass.

S: Some roasted malt, cocoa, and dark chocolate. There is a little bit of coffee on the finish as it warms.

T: Nice blend of chocolate, roasted malt, and cream. There is a little coffee, but its rather faint. Slight hop kick, but it is masked by the creamy flavor and texture.

M: Medium to full bodied, very smooth and creamy.

O: Very nice, goes down very easy. The flavor profile I am looking for in the style, heavier on chocolate and lighter on coffee. Plus, its in a can.

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Buried Hatchet Stout from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,206 ratings