ronaldtheriot (1761) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buried Hatchet has a medium, creamy, beige head (which quickly dissipates) and a very dark, almost black, very deep, and very clear (under light) red appearance. The aroma is of very strong coffee and dark-roasted barley malt. Taste is of dark chocolate, strong coffee, and dark malt. Also, a fairly strong alcohol flavor permeates the sip. Mouth-feel is thick and heavy. Buried Hatchet finishes dense and alcoholic. I felt the alcohol effects in my head even thirty minutes after finishing a 12 oz. sample. Overall, even though this stout has unique characteristics, Iíd say that itís only okay, not super. But, it is worth a try.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to crajun for this one in trade. Pours dark brown with an off-whiten head. Nose is coffee, cocoa, earth, dark chocolate, and slight hops. Flavor is similar with cocoa and chocolate all over. Very enjoyable with lingering cocoa and earthy dark chocolate in the finish. Light to medium bodied for a stout. For a canned stout from Texas, this one is one of the most underestimated, yet most enjoyable stouts.
MaBeer1972 (1791) - 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 (5046) - 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.