degbert (1487) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
TCBF. Pours inky black with a light cinnamon head -- we have motor oil here, my friends, and it looks tasty. Nose is magnificent; baking chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cream, spice. On the tongue, it’s rapturous. Buried Hatchet Stout is good enough; in bourbon barrels, it enters the magical realm of Freakin’ Forget It. Damn Near Perfect.
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Originally rated on 7/11/14. "It wasnt marked so I didnt notice the price on until i was checking out.. OUCH. But i am glad it wasnt marked for i probably would have passed it up at $12 for 16.9 OZ. Liked their Buried Hatchet Stout, absolutely love this barrel aged version.Beautiful aromas of wood, leather, bourbon, coconut, coffee, milk and dark chocolates and maple syrup. Almost black body with plenty of brownish ruby edges, the head was thin and quickly reduced to a ringed film, leaving the occasional spot of lace. Medium mouthfeel, a touch of stickiness to it. All of the flavors come at you at once, big roasted coffee, nuts, booze, chocolates, bourbon the back side finishes with the mellow woody vanilla bean notes. A half step behind my favorite Goose Island Bourbon barrel aged stout, but still awesome and worth a try, i’m thinking about spending $12 more for a head to head this winter
DearBeer2013 (93) - - FEB 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome stout. Nothing but true chocolate with a slight hint of bourbon. One of the best stouts i've ever had.
vipinvelp (3162) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, small off white foam ring. Strong bourbon aroma, quite nice quadrupel like taste. Very good, some salty tones. (Houston 201501)
JRG7 (21) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark but not black. a little bourbon comes through in the nose. no lacing. finishes with a coffee flavor thats a bit smokey. light body. a little more carbonation than i’d like. overall, solid bourbon barrel stout.
travita (4578) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is brown to black in color, beige head, dark somewhat. The smell is chalky, malt, roast, chocolate, cocoa, and interesting. The taste is sweet, milk chocolate, malt, wood, charred.
jkwalking05 (4370) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is of smoke, oak barrel, toast, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is of cocoa, smoke, charred oak, chocolate, and coffee. Seems thin.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a lasting off-white head. rich buttery aroma with notes of cherry, bourbon and chocolate. taste has notes of bourbon, popcorn, and chocolate. body is a bit thin. finish is bitter chocolate.
MarkAg86 (10) - Conroe, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Magnificent beer! This is Southern Star's Buried Hatchet Stout aged in bourbon barrels and results in a sweet stout beer with hints of bourbon and chocolate. Delicious!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bytemesis (5195) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black, small tan head, creamy, dissipates fairly quickly, nice lacing. Aroma is pretty vanilla forward, candy, milk chocolate, caramel. Flavor is sweet, actually less so than I expected from the aroma, vanilla, chocolate, english toffee, Worthers, bourbon. Light bitterness as well. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A desert beer with a lingering bourbon finish.