Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by d0ggnate:
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've had this one pseudo-cellared since the anniversary a little over a year ago. Heard someone else say it was drinking well, so I thought it was as good a time as any to go ahead and see what has become of it in that time.
A: Rich brown/black pour into my imperial pint, nearly unable to see through my glass. A nice, tight-laced two finger head tops the glass.
S: Wow! I didn't expect it, but I was able to smell the rich malt and subtle hops without even lifting the glass to my nose. With an intentional sniff, more of the same roasted malt and smooth, soft hop aroma comes about.
T: A nice bitter, yet still smooth and creamy flavor pops up first. Gentle dark, bitter chocolate is what I'm reminded of. I also find background flavors of a bold hop familar, but not by name.
M: Very smooth and palatable. Bitter upfront with a nice smooth finish. Extremely drinkable and very flavorful at the same time. I find a welcomed complexity here.
D: If I remembered this beer as good as I have just experienced, I would have been reaching for it much more often in the past year. Alcohol isn't overbearing, familiar while also intriguing, and still leaves you wanting more. I'll finish my glass and remember how great the Stone 11th anniversary party was.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2008 05:12:12 | More by d0ggnate
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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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