I have seemed to have found a new favorite Texas beer. Last night I had a nice glass of Southern Start Buried Hatchet Stout at a local beer bar.
This came across as a good chocolate nose with a bit of hops. This went down smooth with some definite coffee flavor at the end and it was good. It was slightly dry which I think lent the bit of hops present to be noticed. A obviously dark black color with a small 1/2 inch tan colored head, this beer tasted every bit as good as it looked. The stats of this beer put it pretty close to a “Foreign Extra Stout” category, 13D in the BJCP guidelines. Beer Advocate currently has this at an A-, and deservedly so.
There is a nice article from the Houston Chronicle that came out earlier this year on the new brewers, a good read.