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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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Bourbon barrel aged Buried Hatchet Stout


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Dark brown to black with a few tan bubbles. The aroma is sweet boozy bourbon with some chocolate and dark fruit. The flavor is bourbon, oak, maple and vanilla. There is also some chocolate but the maple is what really stands out. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Excellent.

Wanted to note for the record the dark fruit notes, while very enjoyable, are very reminiscent of the dark fruit notes you get in barrel-aged beers that are showing signs of infection. I have no idea if this beer is headed that way but it would certainly not be the first barrel-aged beer to go down that path. I hope I am wrong.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1637) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours like nearly flat cola. Smells like bourbon. Tastes like a bourbon and coke and the palate makes it seem higher in alcohol than it actually is. I like it but it would need to be less bourbon dominated to make my barrel-aged top 5.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Black pour, khaki bubbles. Nose is vanilla, wood, leather, more vanilla, and chocolate. Very easy on the palate, bitter malts, chocolate, vanilla, light wood, smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1518) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
I can think of more than a few things that a black crack might be, and none of those is a beer. Itís black, yes, with a light brown head. The aroma is of light chocolate, some wood, and sweet bourbon. Itís very lively and candy-likeÖ it almost reminds me of a liquored-pecan pie. Lots of roasted malts with no bitterness and a touch of vanilla and cocoa. Fresh bourbon alcohol puckers the tip of the tongue, and a soft bourbon flavor deliciously coats the rest of it. It tastes aged, soft, and so exquisite that itís easy to forget itís, at heart, simply a stout. It rests so beautifully in the mouth that I donít want to finish the bottle, let alone swallow it.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Murky, muddy brown with almost no head. Aroma is vanilla spice, bourbon, caramel. Sweet, thick, rich. Bourbon and burnt caramel, with enough spice to cut the bourbon. Just delicious. Damn shame itís limited and very expensive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
$11.00/16.9 oz. bottle- Itís worth noting the regular Buried Hatchet costs $9.00/48 oz. in cans. It pours a muddy brown almost black with a small head. The aroma has vanilla, toasty, and some lovely chocolate. Smells like a chocolate bar. The taste has more vanilla and chocolate with a strong astrigent character. It definitely tastes sweet with a strong vanilla presence like a lot of BA stouts are.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1510) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to me. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Medium carbonation for this style with an aggressive pour. Moderate whiskey burnt malt nose. Flavors of the Buried Hatchet with some milder barrel notes. Mild alcohol bite. Nice full sticky body. Good solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle picked up from specs in SA. Poured murky brown with an off white to beige head. Aroma was bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, fudge, and slight toffee. Flavor was bourbon, vanilla, oak, alcohol,and tootsie roll. Body was full with medium carbonation. Been waiting for them to do this for quite sometime now.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Wow!!! I lucked into this bottle and wish i could find more. 16.9oz bottle pours dark murky brown with a small beige head with great lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Taste like candy made of bourbon, chocolate and hints of vanilla to smooth out the bourbon. I could drink this beer everyday for dessert itís not to rich but prefect before bed beer. Great job Southern Star!!!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
16.9oz bottle from Nobi Public House, lunchtime .. . pours a murky brown .. mild foam, lacing .. . very clean cut bourbon, light sweet tar, and light burnt caramel .. . the bourbon comes through very nicely .. . i really enjoyed this, and i didnít even have to go searching for it .. . . can you make a shoe smell?


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