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The Pugilist - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Pugilist
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BA SCORE
85
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RaulMondesi on 04-22-2013)
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

mwillums, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

KevT, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Eriktheipaman, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

DJButters, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

StarRaptor, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

dsimmons, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

HopHead84, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Kais, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 08, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at an Irish-ish pub, seemed appropriate. I am not one to seek out a dry Irish stout, but I can appreciate a beer on its merits and will do so here.
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.

Sumo_Steve, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SmellsofMahagony, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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The Pugilist from Societe Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.