rlgk (9492) - 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 (2830) - 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 (592) - 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 (205) - - 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 (2167) - 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.
jkwalking05 (3502) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of heavy coffee and roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and light smoke. Taste is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, light smoke, and caramel. Thick mouthfeel and not too sweet.
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Societe. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is tons of roast malts, baking cocoa and coffee. Flavor is intense, creamy and well-blended. Chocolate, coffee, roast malts all over this. Slightly bitter from the hops and cocoa. Excellent.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown with nary a head and sparse swirls looking down.
Aroma: Roast, rich chocolate brownie, cereal, walnuts, fudge, light herbal hops, vanilla.
Taste: Burnt roast, black coffee, dark chocolate cake, anise, alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Thick, coating.
Overall: The best Imperial Stout I may have ever tried. I know I sound ridiculous saying this, but it doesn’t need any barrel treatment.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IS on tap at their tasting room. Oatmeal, big in chocolate, and some orange C-hop. American style.
toxichop (288) - South Gate, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: Cacao, smoke, espresso, roasted malt, some coffee acidy, charcole, and vanilla. P: Completly dark with a three finger dark brown head. T: Dark bitter chocolate, light smoke and tobacco, dark roasted malt with some coffee acidy too it. M: So god damn light and creamy. O: Very good beer but wasnt a fan off the coffee acidy.