The Butcher | Societe Brewing Co.

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4.18/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.67%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout

Added by Schmaltzy on 07-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,716
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
362
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
26
Trade:
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Photo of edthehead
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.41/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass with a quarter finger light brown head that dissipates to thick patches, leaving light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, lightly nutty; quite coffee forward. Flavor is rich dark toasted malt with light char, dark chocolate, espresso with char and coffee bean notes building into a dark, charry malt and bitter chocolate finish, lightly nutty. Medium bodied with quite nice creaminess. A rich, full bodied Russian imperial style stout. Excellent charred malt and chocolate flavors, with coffee and nuts lingering in in margins. This is a excellent, well made stout that matches the classic Russian imperial stout profile well, with a bit more char and bitterness, but robust enough to handle it. A great introduction to this brewery that I will seek out again when in Southern California. My last bottle from my last visit and perhaps the best of the lot.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Pours uber dark with a thick dark brown head that just sits and stares back at you. Nose is very coffee heavy...to the point I thought this beer must have coffee added. Nice roasty notes as well. Flavor is quite creamy, and coats the mouth nicely. Plenty of roasted grain and a bit of coffee and licorice as well. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of kraticus41
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Societe Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

This one pours a very dark black, with a small white head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, bittersweet caramel, coffee, slight dark fruit, and rich nutty chocolate.

This is quite the impterial stout. There's no alcohol heat at all- it's just so smooth. There's a nice earthy sweetness that reminds me a bit of caramel. It's pretty nutty too, with an intense roasted malt character, and lots of chocolate. This is definitely what a stout should be.

This is pretty thick bodied, quite chewy and full, with a normal level of carbonation for the style.

I'm all about this one- good job, Societe.

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Photo of bob_roberts
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty awesome considering no coffee, spices, chocolate, or other sUchiha hogwash. Drinks like a much bigger stout than it is especially considering I opened 2 months early. Wish I'd have read the label first!

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frekky
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kplummer82
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight up bold stout. Good stuff.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Butcher from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 362 ratings