Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass.
A - A black ale indeed, this beer is ebony through and through. Finger-thick tan head comes along for the ride with decent retention. Lacing is surprisingly minimal on this one.
S - Nose is strong in its piney scent. Has a small backbone of roasted malts and chocolate, but not much else.
T - Much maltier and balanced than the nose, oddly enough. Citrus flavors explode on the front end before it melts into a sweeter beer, with a roasted cereal character, if you can imagine that. Finally, the back end brings those piney scents get a big payoff. Really robust character with a notable bitterness.
M - Lighter than I’d expect for a beer like this, with a smooth, creamy consistency and a prickly carbonation. Finish is about as clean as you can find.
Overall/notes - Really good beer. Don’t have much of a comparison as its my first black ale, but I can say that it’s fairly enjoyable. The strongest suit is its balance
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2011 02:24:36 | More by bbkd3b
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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.
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