thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
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 (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Can at Gene’s 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
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 16oz’s. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2010
CAN!!! So let’s 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 (5830) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2010
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
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
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
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 it’s 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 :) DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Can via bill. Opaque brown, slightly muddy appearance, full sheet of tan/off-white. Nose was sour lactic twang and roasted malts...some twigs too. Flavors were extremely roasty, lactic and sour mash-like, some twigs and bushes and tobacco, little malted milk ball finish...well hidden alcohol...but why am i getting pure lactic stout from this? The alcohol is a creeper, but you feel the warmth in the end. Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2010
Can. Thanks to secret summer santa for this! Pours dark, almost black, with ruby highlights and a tan head that fades to a ring. Aroma is very roasty, some burnt sourness, some smoke, coal, coffee, almost nutty. Some dark fruity sweetness and oatmeal roundness there too. This is reflected in the flavour profile, along with chocolate and dark malt sweetness. Nice, full mouthfeel with surprisingly delicate carbonation. Overall very enjoyable. I tend to like my stouts a bit less roasty and sweeter or more coffee-like though.