MaBeer1972 (1707) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Crajun for this can. This is a pretty good version of a style I am not all that crazy about. Lots of sweet roasty malts. Alcohol is hidden well. Why isnít this an imperial? What the heck do I know anyway. Iím am smoking some meats in my backyard on this Labor Day - so this goes well with that.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle from BMan1113VR, sampled 4/18/10). Dark brown color. Large tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate aroma. Flavor of the same, with light sweetness. Long duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick creamy texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep dark brown pour. A nice layer of rapidly dissipating tan head leaves almost no lacing behind.
Aroma just SCREAMS stout - very roasty malty scents dominate here with just a hint of coffee and chocolate - very nice. Flavor is a bit more uninspiring and ordinary, but still tasty. The roasted aspect is the most prominent aspect here.
Fairly light and on the high side of carbonation for a stout, this one is quite drinkable.
Something that I enjoy from time to time and one that is in fairly consistent rotation in my fridge. Good beer.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at Geneís Haufbrau in Charleston. Pours a deep brown/black. Nose is bready, slightly roasty. Minimal hop notes. Pretty muted overall. Disappointing.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from Specs in College Station. Poured dark brown with a very carbinated head that goes away quickly. Very dry. Mouthfeel is thin and lots of carbination. but it does have a nice taste to it. Bitterness as it goes down. This comes in pack of cans, unlike the pale ale which is 6 and also 16ozís.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CAN!!! So letís bury the hatchet and get this one going.
Pours a little lighter than expected brown with a quickly disappearing tan head. Roasted malt and coffee notes in the nose, along with an almost nuttiness. Without even tasting it, it already looks like it has a thin body. Lets see...yeah, it has a lighter mouthfeel than I like but it makes up for it in flavor. Roast malt, coffee, and nut are the flavors that I get out of this. Very flavorful. Seems to me more like a brown ale than a stout but what do I know.
Cybercat (4857) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a rich, smoky aroma like quality roast coffee with undertones of caramel and molasses. It pours a warm, opaque sable with a fairly thick and fluffy pale tan head. Smoky flavor has tones of coffee, molasses, toffee and caramel with a nice touch of hoppy bitterness. Texture is smooth with a fairly fine fizz to it. Finish is smoky, tingly and slightly hoppy.
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
reviewing to style, as a regular stout... not an Imperial...
pours from a can light brown, and into the glass dark burnt brown, almost a black with about a half finger of head.
Smell is really nice! smells like sweet chocolate, but not overly so. after fighting through the chocolate smell you can get a ting of alcohol on it.
Taste is not nearly as chocolaty as the nose implies, which is good, the nose implies that it is going to be very artificially chocolatated. Hmm, I like that word. :) I really despise artificial chocolate flavored beers, Southern tier is probably the worst offender. Roasted flavors come through as it warms, along with a tinge of coffee.
Mouthfeel is thinner than a huge impy stout, but expected for the style, nice medium body... pretty smooth, well balanced. pretty damn drinkable.
Again, reviewed this to style. Not the best overall Stout in the world, and to be honest, not even close to the best overall stout in the world, but it is a damn good regular stout, when you remove all the imperials from the running.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cocoa nib and mesquite aroma. Flavor is just off dry with a nice balanced roasty-ness. Not super complex, but quite tasty.
StuartCarter (21) - Alabama, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout
Style: Foreign/Export stout, 8.5% ABV
Appearance: very dark brown, ruby highlights. Fluffy light brown head that dissipates rapidly.
Smell: as is common with F/E stouts, mainly a delicate hint of coffee. Some slight sweetness.
Taste: delicate and light on the tongue, with a coffee flavour - think more a breakfast blend from a boutique roaster. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: well carbonated, strangely thin but not in a bad way. The mouthfeel makes this beer *dangerously* drinkable - without any alcohol burn you could almost think this was a regular stout and drink it in that manner!
As it warms: molasses flavour emerges from the ruby depths of the glass.
This is a dangerously drinkable beer, all the more so because itís a quaffable big stout. The added bonus? This is an amazing beer IN A CAN. At about $12 for a 4 pack, you have a fantastic, world-class beer that you can take to cookouts, the beach, concerts, and state parks.
What more can you ask for :)