The Pugilist | Societe Brewing Co.

105 Ratings

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RaulMondesi on 04-22-2013

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of KevT
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sumo_Steve
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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The Pugilist from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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