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The Pugilist - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Pugilist
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: RaulMondesi on 04-22-2013

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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 8
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I had this beer at Societe on a recent trip to San Diego. The ABV was listed as 5.2% on the board. The beer was very dark brown to black in color with a thin white-ish head. Aroma was loaded with roasted malt and chocolate. Black patent malt and roasted flavors from beginning to end with a nice dry finish. I also drank Guinness at the brewery when I was in Dublin and would say The Pugulist is a better example of an irish dry stout.

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This beer pours a dark brown color with thin off white head. The aroma was subdued as is typical of the style, but absolutely delicious. The first sip was very mild, the beer was served too cold but it was right next to the Coors light tap so what are you going to do. About halfway down the beer reached a nice temp and opened up nicely. Light bodied, it had a nice roasty flavor with chocolatey notes and just a hint of coffee. It was dry, but not as dry as other Irish stouts I have tried. For the style I felt it was very flavorful, and a very well done example of the style. Well worth a taste if you enjoy the dry Irish stout.

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The Pugilist from Societe Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.