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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
88 90 84 4 35 77

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Southern Star Brewing Co.
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Review by everetends on 09/14/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 4 10 0
12 oz can I picked up from Whole Foods. Served up in a snifter.

Buried Hatchet hits the glass a very dark brown and builds a dark, almost black body. Held to the light, some of the brown sneaks out at the top with just a touch of faint reddish brown peeking out. Other than that, the body is completely opaque. Got about a finger and a half of khaki colored head that fades slowly to a half finger. It puts up some lace on the glass, but the body is so slick that the foam slowly slips down back into the head.
The aroma of this brew is fantastic. It starts as a wonderful coffee/espresso smell. Behind that, the malts come out as dark and heavily roasted. There may be just a slight amount of char and smoke to them, but very nicely roasted. The aroma rounds out with just a fantastic milk chocolate presence. Its just an smell that says drink me.

The flavor is not much unlike the nose. It starts off here with that very easily identified milk chocolate presence. This shifts wonderfully into the coffee and espresso notes, along with just a touch of cream. The flavor gets slightly nutty, almost a hazelnut note. I am sure coffee drinkers can agree that these are all flavors that meld well together and they are wonderfully balanced in this beer. Finishing out the flavor profile, are those malts coming through with that nice roast and just a touch of earthiness I imagine coming from the hops.

The mouthfeel of this beer is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation falls in the medium realm as well. It does come across as slightly too much for me, but it still works well. Things stay pretty creamy on the palate. For 8.5%, the ABV is barely noticeable except for a light warmth on the throat. Aftertaste is all coffee and roast.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. The flavors and aroma are almost perfect. This beer is just so well put together and it impresses with every sip. Buried Hatchet has size and robust flavors, but it still remains very drinkable. The best way to describe it is as a drinking stout. The only negative really is that you can easily kill a four pack of this, and it could become a very expensive love affair at $11 a four pack. For me, this beer is worth every penny and will be seeing plenty of face time in my fridge. Prost!

Served In: Pilsner Glass

Review by orbitalr0x on 02/24/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 0
Stout in a can! Always good to see! Pours into my glass a deep dark brown bordering on black with a two finger khaki head that's nice and creamy. Aromas start off with a lovely nutty, roasted charred malt with notes of chocolate, coffee and even a touch of smoke. Subtle creaminess as well. Quite inviting and malty.

First sip brings a wash of smooth roasted dark malts that are a bit charred as well. Lots of nutty notes along with a mix of chocolate, caramel and a touch of coffee. Somewhat spicy as it flows down with a creamy aspect throughout as well. Tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with good steady carbonation. A really drinkable stout that has a great flavor profile overall and I love the fact that this is in cans. Glad I gave this one a try, little expensive for a four pack though!

Price: $10.99 Served In: Pilsner Glass

Review by mar on 12/30/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 4 10 2009
Pitch black with a cream colored head. Chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, dates on the nose. Great on the palate with a big roasted chocolate flavor and a big coffee/roasted finish.

Served In: Tulip

Review by wagenvolks on 09/03/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 16 4 9 2009
Pours an initially opaque, seal brown hue with a sizable cap of custard head. Nice retention, average lacing, but the color turns increasingly transparent as the pint level drops. Aroma is bursting with dark chocolate malts, toasted rye bread, semi-pungent booze, and a kiss of hops. Diggin' this beer so far.

The flavor mimics the nose closely, but amplifies the booziness while throwing in some coffee roast and semi-sweet chocolate. Lingering presence of bitter hops and mocha combines with a warming alcohol note and a good deal of fizziness that spruces up the back of the palate. Body is on the thicker side of medium with a smooth, almost creamy consistency and a lively carbonation level that thankfully dies down mid-pint. I was excited to try this beer and was certainly not disappointed--keep up the good work, Southern Star, and get to canning this stuff ASAP!

Served In: Pint Glass

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