Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by PatrickJR:
4.08/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.
A - Black, opaque, with a massive 4+ finger mocha colored head. Retention is excellent with a thick cap remaining. Abundant lacing.
S - Heavy on the hops. Lots of pine and some sweetish fruits. Quite herbal and floral with little bits of citrus and apple.
T - Pine, flowers, and a touch of fruit comes on first with a minimal sweetness that lasts but a second. At this point, I'm not sure whether or not some malt is trying to pull through, but I'm leaning towards not. Spicy grapefruit peel character ushers in the beginning of the bitterness, followed by earthy tones. After some sort of burnt sugar finish, the bitterness is almost staggering as it lingers and lingers for several minutes along with evident alcohol flavor.
M - The mouthfeel on SSR is great. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Everything slides down quite smoothly begging me for another sip.
D - Decent stuff, but somehow unoriginal. The bitterness is pretty rough but the mouthfeel provides a great delivery of the flavors at hand. For such a black beer I would expect more malt presence which hinders the brew a little. Still, a solid offering from Stone.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2009 08:21:30 | More by PatrickJR
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4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Creamy tan head and beautiful dark dark red body.
S - Sweet roasted malts with some hops
T - Um.. yum! Sweet malt and roasted caramel underneath with a bevy of hop and citrus IPA characteristics.
M - Smooth upfront and carbonated later with a bit Alcohol at the end.
O - Really enjoyable and not everyday flavour. Down to have one of these whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 02:02:15 | More by samtrillo
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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