Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by arfenhouse:
3.83/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Very dark, close to black, with some ruby red shining through. Nice big light brown head with good lacing. Silkscreen and flavor text is a very nice addition.
S: A sweet malt profile which is followed by a slightly-bigger hop profile. Brown sugar, caramel, with some toast. Resiny hops and orange peel. A very faint chocolate
T : First comes very quick, bitter roasted grain. Getting a nice dose of grapefruit/ orange citrus which transitions into a slightly sweet brown sugar. Roasted malt and a bit of chocolate in the aftertaste. Overall taste is dominated by hops. The individual aspects of malt and hops are good but do not seem to combine and transition well. Seems a bit mismatched and confused.
M: Medium-heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes wet.
O: Overall tasty, but the individual flavors don't seem to match well for me. Probably won't try this one again. Also a bit pricey compared to Stone's other offerings.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 09:01:08 | More by arfenhouse
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 4,994 ratings.