The Butcher | Societe Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Butcher is a big imperial stout with an overwhelming roasted malt characteristic. It has a velvety smooth, yet full, mouthfeel that hides any alcohol tones. A thick, dense, dark chocolate-colored head delivers aromas of roast, and the flavors are heavily toasty and biscuity, lingering on the tongue.

There is also some bitterness that comes from the hops and roasted barley, providing for a perceived dryness that makes the beer surprisingly easy to enjoy.

Added by Schmaltzy on 07-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
355
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
24
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 355 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bwedwards
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No bitterness, smooth, slightly creamy, dry with lingering chocolate.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Initial taste is very chocolatey and coffee forward. The bitterness and alcoholic taste is pretty pleasant. Not too boozy though which is good.

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Photo of Blazer22
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blowpez
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of injectr
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdrickCS
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Damned pretty beer, deep black, over an inch of head that isn't going anywhere. Lots of roasted, charred malt in the aroma, wasn't hot, was straightforward.

Taste, chewy, big malt structure, hiding the alcohol. We're getting close to 100ibu in the bitterness, but it melds well. Not sweet at all despite a sturdy chocolate malt presence. Top tier RIS stuff right here. Got the chewiness of a double American imperial stout, but stays away from the dark pruny stuff in a lot of RIS.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redgoatman
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannel24
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AussieActor
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightrain87
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Butcher from Societe Brewing Co.
4.13 out of 5 based on 355 ratings.
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