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The Butcher - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Butcher
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Schmaltzy on 07-20-2012)
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pinkysup

New York

2/5  rDev -52.3%

02-10-2014 05:17:01 | More by pinkysup
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eulerthegrape

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

12-20-2013 23:08:31 | More by eulerthegrape
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RaulMondesi

California

3.39/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice oatmeal imperial stout nose, but the flavor is such a letdown. All the beers here show promise; there is an initial excitement (like in the 8th grade when you find your grandpa's Jenny McCarthy playboy) but in the end, of course you want more! It's 2013; Jenny McCarthy is a busted old floozy and we expect more!

Can a playa just get a Barbara Palvin beer now?

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2013 08:06:50 | More by RaulMondesi
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

09-22-2013 21:30:54 | More by aquazr1
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

03-09-2013 02:56:35 | More by jeff1973
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bcerv-ca

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

10-04-2013 23:34:31 | More by bcerv-ca
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

03-16-2014 14:14:07 | More by Fettpopps
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

03-25-2013 01:20:58 | More by t0rin0
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Chrisdslap

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

10-03-2012 05:26:40 | More by Chrisdslap
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

11-10-2013 05:51:08 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Stains the glass. Not much of a head.

Smell - Extremely roasty. Some hop character, I think. Coffee.

Taste - Super roasty. Bitter. Grassy. Coffee. Minimal sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium low carbonation. Very bitter.

Overall - Intense stout. Very bitter. Too much for my taste.

Serving type: growler

12-17-2013 02:14:30 | More by Alieniloquium
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Richly flavored but somewhat less thick-bodied than you might expect. Winey dark roast taste. Lots of malt coming from every direction.

Really big chocolate caramel candy flavor. Bitterness of blackened barley and plenty of hops. Actually a pretty good balance of malt and hops. Creamy and buttery in the mouth with a hint of ripe cheese. Dark and bitter chocolate bars is the strong flavor.

Handsome brownish black in the big tulip glass. Nice malty, caramel aroma. Plenty of spritz to start but flattens out leaving an oily mouthfeel. On tap at the Regal Beagle in San Diego.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 03:22:09 | More by mactrail
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HopHead84

California

3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7/20/2012

On tap at Societe.

A: Pitch black with two fingers of dense dark brown froth. Good retention with scattered lacing.

S: Charred malt, earth, blackstrap molasses, and dark chocolate. Prominent licorice presence blends with light alcohol notes. Soft milk chocolate and sweeter malt characteristics come out as the beer opens up.

T: Strong roasted grain presence with pervasive licorice and molasses notes. Bittersweet dark chocolate accompanies a moderate bitterness. Big licorice notes in the boozy bitter charred and slightly astringent finish.

M: Lower full in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: Not really my style of Imperial Stout in that it's heavier on the roast and licorice than I prefer, but it's well made and still pretty enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2012 03:24:58 | More by HopHead84
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-10-2014 17:14:50 | More by rowbow
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ACB

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-22-2013 19:32:41 | More by ACB
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

08-03-2012 05:51:55 | More by SocalKicks
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berlinabb

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-11-2013 23:54:51 | More by berlinabb
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-04-2013 20:33:08 | More by chippo33
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-05-2013 21:11:42 | More by Rollzroyce21
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-24-2012 01:36:12 | More by HopsintheSack
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-28-2014 05:21:32 | More by jacewg
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance 2013 at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Vintage batch 1 keg.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and has aged fairly well in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 18:04:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

08-28-2013 17:08:27 | More by GraduatedCashew
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Societe. Black. Smell was pretty damn great. Thick black malts, roasty and dense. Really just a great aroma. The flavor was aiight but didn't really hit the notes suggested by the aroma. Alcohol was not well disguised but it is a Russian imperial stout so what do you expect? I'd buy this again to smell it and hope that the taste would live up to aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2013 02:39:36 | More by ArrogantB
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ehammond1


3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Black throughout with a thin, creamy, light brown head that leaves behind a thin ring all the way down the glass, leaving irregular webs of lace. This is a very pretty imperial stout--gorgeous, really.

Bold roast aroma dominates, with a bit of ash and char as well. There's mild dark fruit character along with a hint of alcohol, but the bold, expressive, roasted malt is more than dominant.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, though slightly more complex. The roasted malt shines again, with a bit of a grainy chocolate flavor as well, along with alcohol warmth.

Medium to near full in body with low-moderate carbonation.

These guys continue to impress!

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 17:10:24 | More by ehammond1
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The Butcher from Societe Brewing Co.
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