Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
$8.99 growler fill....I think we have a winner for the evening. Thanks Consumers.
After skimming the review and expecting a typical stone light-amber ale I was supremely surprised by this black -dark brown monster. Garnet around the edges with a light tan head that builds to about an inch in my pint mug and stayed present through most of the drink while lacing all the way down.
Super hoppy with a sweet malt that beckons to be consumed, immediately. It's got incredible balance that allows both the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops to be intertwined throughout my entire breath. I can only hope that this balance can translate into taste, a good start for this beer thus far.
This beer tastes almost like an imperial porter. I am definitely getting lingering roasted, caramelized sugars with a pungent, overpowering, and piney hop. The hops are the key player in this flavor profile, which takes some getting used to because they come on strong. It's rich and hearty as far as beers go, but doesn't give as much appreciation to the yeast and malt as I would have preferred.
Initial lingering pine sap all over your tongue coating it from other flavor experiences for at least a minute after tasting. My next sip is more because I want to get rid of the dense bitterness clouding my senses than because I want to. The beer does grow on me as i continually consume it, as I knew it would, but it's at the expense of half a pint sacrifice before coming around. I would have preferred a Stone that didn't have to come on strong with its hops...it's obviously lacking for a small...you know.
The price was unbeatable, a sale that will never be reproduced at Consumers again. I am certain that I made the right choice for the evening, even though the beer was lacking in flavor and left a slightly undesirable aftertaste. At a cool temperature this beer travels down the esophagus nicely and with little effort. I would try this beer if you are a fan of stouts/porters, dark, and super hoppy beers.
Serving type: growler
01-16-2011 06:16:21 | More by ThePorterSorter
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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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