The Pugilist | Societe Brewing Co.

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85
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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RaulMondesi on 04-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottfrie
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint at THG.

A: Pours like black coffee with a thin cap of tan foam that faded into a thin collar. Spotty lace.
S: Roasted nose with hints of char and smoke. Meaty smoke smelling.
T: Roasted flavors, light hints of char and smoke, but roasted overall, with a light hint of caramel and faint tootsie roll. Ambiguous roast throughout, smoky aftertaste.
M: Light body, clean and smooth light mouthfeel, light flavor, light carbonation.
O: Smooth and flavorful, light and quaffable. I could drink this often.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdrickCS
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drew_V_dt
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black and opaque without even the faintest trace of lighter color when held to a light source. Two finger foam head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lacing left behind.

Robust roasted dark malt aroma countered by subtle earthy hops and silky sweeter dessert-like malt notes. Slightly smokey with gourmet espresso, ash, toast, oatmeal and bittersweet dark chocolate countered by tootsie roll, sweeter chocolate. Just a touch of piney, grassy hops in there for balance. Smells really nice. The roast is excellent but not overpowering wih a nutty presence that reminds me of gourmet Ethiopian coffee.

Medium body with a nice balance of bitter roasted dark malt, robust coffee bean and sweeter dessert-like dark malt flavors. Pretty dry and bitter up front with burnt toast, coffee grinds, oatmeal, smoke and bittersweet dark chocolate countered by piney hop and lighter malt sweetness. Hints of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts and flourless chocolate cake. Decently balanced but not as well as in the nose. A bit too bitter and heavy on the roast for my preference but still a solid beer.

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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryannel24
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sheenisgod
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GatorCoop
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a taster at the San Diego brewery. Dark in color nice flavor.

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Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SDStoutly
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Modernrickk
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: Draft
Glass: 10-oz. skinny glass
From: West Coast Barbeque & Brew in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.25
Purchased: March 27, 2015
Consumed: March 27, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark brown, almost black color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head when I got it. Layered, circular spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass.Average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty, light espresso and chocolate milk. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted similar to the nose. Got caramel, nutty malts, chocolate, toffee, espresso and chocolate milk. Almost like a milk stout. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Linger finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Just an OK stout. I probably overrated it a tad, but I won’t have it again. (Overall - 3.75)

3.65 | 83 | B

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rlcampoy
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nfkraemer
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Pugilist from Societe Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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