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The Pugilist - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Pugilist
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a very good stout, although less distinct in its taste than some of the other beers i have had from these guys. its not quite black, but shocking in its density of color, medium luster, nitro looking head, pale in color, and carbonated pretty darn well. only loosely an irish stout i think, maybe the yeast is there for that, and definitely the dryness, but its so much more than that. i get oats in nose and taste, its too rich and thick to not have oats in it, plus its sweet, and creamy, it yells oats. it also has some bitterness to it, just enough though. one thing about it, is that its got a lot of body, a lot more than its low abv would suggest most of the time, its heavy even though it isnt sweet, uncommon and nice for winter, but hard to drink more than an english pint of this, its filling and tiring in some way, more than i need in the style for just one. i prefer the hoppy stuff i have had from societe, but i like this one a lot, i think it stands out an awful lot.

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On tap at Hops and Pie as part of CBC, very cool to see Societe on tap. Dark black, good head. Smells like mild roasted malts, a bit of cocoa powder. Flavor is cocoa powder, dry, roasted malts, pretty much what you would expect given the style. No complaints here but since its not my favorite style I'm not sure I'd order this again.

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On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Black throughout. Thin, light brown head. Standard. Pretty.

Roasted malt and a bit of coffee in the aroma. Not very expressive, but expected for the style.

Earthy and roasted malt, just a bit of coffee and sweetness, and a little chocolate. Very dry. Moderate bitterness.

Thinner in body with moderate carbonation.

Good example of a fairly boring style.

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

A- Medium-dark brown body, one finger offwhite head with fair retention time; drops into a medium collar with nice rings of lacing.

S- Not much of an aroma; a bit of roasted malt and chocolate. Mild earthiness. Disappointingly boring even for an Irish Dry.

F- Mild nuttiness, roast malt, a bit of coffee and chocolate. Even for the style, this isn't particularly flavourful or complex.

M- Thinner bodied, but expected for the style. Good carbonation, not flat. Smooth. Good drinkability, but lacks depth.

O- Pretty boring dry stout; not a lot of flavour or complexity or depth to this beer. To be honest, I may even bet that Guinness has a bit more drinkability and more flavour than this. This is one I would have to try again, but won't be rushing back to do so.

Final score: 3.35

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The Pugilist from Societe Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.