So­ci­ete The Pugilist

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Sweet, American, And Export Stout -

LOC: San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia ABV: 4.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“A cel­e­bra­tion of roasted bar­ley, The Pugilist is nearly black in color. Our dry stout is ses­sion­ably low in al­co­hol but chock full of de­light­ful aro­mat­ics and fla­vor nu­ances that in­clude hops bit­ter­ness and a slight touch of acid­ity, both of which pro­vide con­trast to the beer’s big, roast-heavy char­ac­ter.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Roasted bar­ley, cof­fee, choco­late, caramel, ap­ple es­ters, woody hops—all of it well in­te­grated.” Fla­vor: ”Light-bod­ied and mod­er­ately roasty with notes of dark choco­late and caramel. No hops to speak of with the bit­ter­ness just there to pro­vide com­plex­ity against the dry fin­ish. Slight as­trin­gency on the fin­ish.” Over­all: “Hops fla­vor a touch high, but still in the zone. A lawn­mower stout for sum­mers days when you want a bit more fla­vor than a pale lager can of­fer.”

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