slowrunner77 (1879) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"At 9.8% it’s strong and robust, but very smooth, showing almost NO heat. Rich aroma and flavor of bitter chocolate, black licorice, and just a hint of smoke. A very well put together imperial stout."
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black pour, brown head. Nice lacing. Great stout. It’s roasty but creamy and smooth. Incredible mix of coffee and molasses flavors. Has a port wine note to it. This is spectacular. Wow.
popery (1418) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a mocha cap, pretty dark, bourbon khaki, good lacing and retention. Rich aroma, mounds of chocolate, burnt caramel, roast, dark bread, chocolatey coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, some milk chocolate, very good. Big rich taste to match the aroma, lots of chocolate, roast and coffee flavor, particularly big on mocha-ish chocolate coffee flavor, moderate but lasting sweetness, mild hop and roast bitterness in the finish. Mouth coating feel, smooth and oily, long finish.
jehoesefat (271) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong alcohol aromas. Pours black with a thin brown head. Complex flavors, very tasty with a alcohol finish.
stoutnick (531) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Societe brewpub. Usual darkness in appearance. Aroma is roast malts. Taste is super drinkable - roast and mild coffee flavours. Feels like an oatmeal stout. Not overly complex. Overall, good but not one I would have again.
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pitch black beer with a lovely rich lasting brown head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, ash, soot, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, licorice, lots of tar, some bitter coffee. Hoppy roasted flavor, coffee, tar, ash, soot, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, licorice, espresso notes, quite bitter, quite heavy, quite wonderful.
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in San Diego (CA)
The second of four in a flight was my first introduction to Societe. A world class imperial stout put them on the map after just two sips. When I got a chance to try a few more over the course of the week there was no hesitation at all.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep ebony base is the color of fluid ink. A chestnut head bobs on the surface. Coffee, espresso, plums, roasted homemade bread, and anise all contribute to a rich texture.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee, espresso, and plum explode on the tongue. The creamy mouthfeel slowly finds its way into every corner of the mouth. A dry finish is slightly bitter with a malt driven presence. A well balanced release is everything you would expect from a San Diego brewery.
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at societe. Pours black with dark red brown head, decent lace. Aroma is pretty smokey, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, a bit earthy. Taste is lots of dark chocolate and it tastes just as smoket as it smells. Not too bad.
want1DIPA (226) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft pour at Societe! Rich, coffee, tobacco smoke with chocolate lacing! Wow! Beergasm!
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at City Beer in San Francisco.
Lots of caramel, chocolate and roast malts. Very bitter and characteristic of an imperial. Chalky palate.