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Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 - Get to the Pint

New brew reviews: Bellowsman smoked stout

I drink it so you don't have to -- but you still probably should, though

By Ian Cheesman
societe Another fine chap joins the Societe
- Image courtesy facebook.com/societebrewing
It was a Saturday night. I'd been granted an extraordinarily rare hall pass and was ready to party non-stop until the break of 11 or maybe 11:30. I mean, could have probably gone on longer, but I had a lot of yard work to do the next day and wanted to get a jump on it so it didn’t eat up my whole morning, y’know? Anyway, come hell or high water, I was on a mission to get sensibly tipsy and make it to bed at a reasonable hour. I only hoped Toronado was ready to take me on.

I like to start of my evenings of carefully curtailed hedonism with a new beer, so I reached for a Bellowsman from Societe Brewing. It's Societe's smoked stout, and it looks it: This brew is an entirely opaque, inky black. It has bountiful aromas of coffee, caramelized malts and bacon. However, it’s much lighter in the mouth than that foreboding presence would have you believe. The prominent flavors of smoke, pepper, bacon and coffee glide through without being overly chewy.

This one was a no-brainer for me. The Bellowsman is a mighty smoky quaff, but light enough that it won’t feel out of place as the weather veers to the warmer. If you can find it, try it.
 
 
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