Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Poured a very dark brown with a 2-finger beige head. Aroma & taste: chocolate/ cocoa, roasted malts, mild sweet. Full body, good depth. Medium carbonation (more than I have noticed in other stouts). Overall a solid stout.
DialSquare (3192) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Anderson’s in Toledo. Black pour with medium tan head. Musty sweet malt aroma with brown sugar and molasses. Taste is the same with a metallic vibe that hangs around through the slightly dry finish. Bitter chalkiness to the end also. Comes off a little mediciny.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can at South Park Tavern. Poured a dark dark brown but not the black that some stouts pour. Brown tan head. Nice aroma of malts and coffee. Good creamy taste. Has good coffee flavors. This was a surprisingly really good stout out of a can. Highly recommended.
thewheelman (14) - Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at KEGS & BARRELS on 15th St in Plano TX.
Chocolate nose, easy drinking, very tasty. Great deep brown color. A bit foamy so I lost a little of the pour.
If I lived in TX, this would be one of my go-to beers. Solid showing.
shigadeyo (3147) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/04/2010: Buried Hatchet Stout... Aroma: Roasty malts, cocoa powder. Appearance: Beautiful pour of brown liquid with an ample head of dense, puffy, deep beige foam that is two-fingers deep and long-lasting. Flavor: Roasty malts with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and unsweetened cocoa. Palate: Medium-bodied, a bit over-carbonated in my opinion. Overall: Robust and flavorful without being heavy and complicated; good beer in a can (appreciated); moderately sessionable once the carbonation dies down...
12 fl. oz. can from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #114 for this beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. can. Pours a dark and slightly ruddy cola brown color. A small, smooth head of light khaki foam settles in to a thin but steadfast blanket, while wavy, tissue-thin sheets of lacing mark the glass. The nose is quite enticing, I must say, showing a nutty, caramelly profile, with ample bittersweet cocoa notes and a hint of cafe mocha roast. A tinge of earthy-sweet, smoky molasses emerges, as do hints of grass and spruce. Flavors are just as nicely rounded, showing toasty English biscuit, dark caramel, semi-dry cocoa, and more rustic earthiness. The resinous spruce and bitter grasses lend an acute sharpness that is the perfect counterpoint to all the malt. Coffee roast comes through on the finish, lingering on the tongue. In terms of mouthfeel, there is ample body, yet is stays well clear of annoying cloyingness and, in fact, comes across quite creamy and airy. Carbonation is moderate, but fine in consistency, seemingly perfectly balanced just like the rest of this brew. Overall, this is one of the more pleasant surprises in recent memory. I went in with low expectations, but emerged with a new found appreciation for the stouts of yesteryear, and a greater respect for the talented brewers at Southern Star. Great beer.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mocha chocolate roasty nose with a hint of patent malt. Dark cola brown pour, not much in way of head. Flavors of chooclate, roast, and a touch of char. Light sweetness, dry roast lingers in finish. Creamy body with a little warming alcohol as well. Really damn good.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mocha aroma, dark chocolate body. great assertive roast, Creamy body. dry roasty finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chest brown color with mahogany edges when held to a light source and a two finger yellowish beige head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Surprisingly not much lacing though.
Deep roasty dark malt aroma with hints of caramel and chocolate as well as some deep roasted coffee note, hazelnut and toffee. There’s also a slight hop character that compliments the bitterness from the coffee in the nose. This beer smell a bit more roasty than I usually prefer but the sweet chocolate notes balance things out nicely.
Slightly chewy medium body with a lot of deep roasted malt flavor. Hints of burnt toast, chocolate and caramel maltiness, smooth roasted coffee, slight bitterness, toffee and even some vanilla. Dry finish. Although this beer is predominantly roasty, it is very complex with lots of sweet flavors balancing things out making it extremely smooth and quaffable. Again, as in the aroma, there is s alight hop bitterness that compliments the bitter roasted coffee flavor very well. I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer and am looking forward to drinking more of it. Recommended!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can; thanks to xpimp for the bonus can; pours clear cola brown with thick light tan head fading slowly; sugary coffee, dry chocolate malt and ashy bitter chocolate; plenty sweet on first sip with more body than the pour suggested; light creamy milk, sugar and sweet coffee; there are some porters out there heavier than this, but it is quite tasty overall; ashy chocolate nibs, creamy coffee; good stuff