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The Butcher - Societe Brewing Co.

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93
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272 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Schmaltzy on 07-20-2012

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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 21
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3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Societe Brewing Co., in San Diego, CA.

A- Dark brown, nearly black body. Minimal offwhite head, no retention. Becomes quite placid after a very short time. Dark enough in body to look ominous, especially without a head.

S- Rich roasted malt, nice dark fruit aspects, milk chocolate, cocoa. Nice rich aromas. Not quite chocolate covered raspberries- there isn't that much dark fruit- but the chocolate and coffee aspects are very nice here.

F- Milk chocolate, cocoa, black coffee, roast malts, earth. Not much in way of nuttiness. Dark chocolate bitterness. A bit of dark fruits. Nice richness to a RIS with a fair bit of complexity. It more or less checks off the checkboxes for different aspects of a RIS. It doesn't go much further, but it's quite tasty.

M- Medium-thick body, lower in carbonation. Slick, a bit sticky, not difficult to drink. Not very much alcohol heat at all, even when it warms up. But it has the potential to warm YOU up a bit. Finish is a nice coffee and chocolate duo.

O- Nice effort by Societe. It hits all the aspects you expect from a Russian Imperial Stout and doesn't hit any speed bumps along the way. It's not particularly thick or complex, does not stand out from other good examples of the style but it still remains a very solid RIS with good depth of flavour.

Final score: 4.01

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Butcher from Societe Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.