Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bwiechmann:
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Split a bomber of this with the wife's friend's boyfriend. Third Stone beer I've had and I have not been disappointed. Poured into a New Belgium globe.
A- Very black- allows almost no light to penetrate, save only the very edges when held up to light. Very pretty tan head formed nicely and left touches of lacing. Good looking beer.
S-Very hop-forward aroma with primarily pine notes but also a good showing from the roasted malt party with a hint of bitter-sweet chocolate.
T- Lots of malty goodness upfront. Ample amount of chocolate and molasses. Then the hop profile comes through and balances the palate out wonderfully. Not as hop-forward as expected from the nose.
M- Full body
Drinkability- For the ABV the drinkability is good. While it is a sipper consider this one easy to drink, probably not more than a bomber's worth per sitting however.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2010 22:30:34 | More by bwiechmann
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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.