Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle today at the best beer shop in Tokyo, Tanakaya. Strangely fizzy cola-like appearance. Black with foamy head that settles soon. I don't have the proper glass, but it shouldn't make much of a difference. Not impressed with the looks.
Smell is a different story. Quite a unique bouquet! I can't make up my mind what style it reminds me of - one moment picking up IIPA piney citrus hoppiness, then I think more of a winter warmer, then suddenly I get a fat dose of vanilla maltiness. Amazing in its complexity.
The 9% is noticeable but not distracting. Taste is even more bitter than expected, with a terrific mouthfeel and finish. I feel it's a bit too heavy on the IBUs for my taste. Ever since I fell in love with the elixir that is barleywine, other styles seem to fall short. Of the Stone offerings I've tried, I'll take the arrogant, the double bastard and the barleywine over this, but this one is still definitely goood shiiit (^_<)~★
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2010 15:02:43 | More by davidchollar
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4.95/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This has to be the best black IPA on the planet. Great dark appearance! The smell of roasted malts is phenomenal. Characteristically over hopped like many Stone beers but the Taste is a perfect blend of malt and hops. This could be my favorite Stone beer, and they have a lot of great ones!
Serving type: growler
07-19-2014 04:17:09 | More by pda22
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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