The Butcher - Societe Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 208 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
3.39/5 rDev -19.1%
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?
04-22-2013 08:06:50 | More by RaulMondesi
3.58/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
12-17-2013 02:14:30 | More by Alieniloquium
3.63/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
11-05-2012 03:22:09 | More by mactrail
3.63/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
07-21-2012 03:24:58 | More by HopHead84
3.75/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
03-05-2013 18:04:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
05-05-2013 02:39:36 | More by ArrogantB
The Butcher from Societe Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.