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
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle from Stone variety pack, poured into pint glass. Enjoy by 10/02/14.
Black body with reddish hints when held up against a light. Small tan colored head, well carbonated, and good lacing.
Faint sweetness on the nose.
Taste was very nice, sweet with only a very faint bitterness. Roasted malts come out at the end. (Similar pattern to Arrogant Bastard) Mouth was around medium.
I personally do not really understand Black Ales/IPA's, seems to me there are always much better options on either the IPA or stout side. This one seems to favor the stout side. Taste seem to improve as the ale warmed up toward room temperature. Overall, an enjoyable drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:50:44 | More by MikeWard
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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