Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by froggyfrog:
4.7/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Holy crap! I unexpectedly came across a bottle of this tonight and although I wasn't planning on reviewing it, I feel it deserves mentioning here.
For appearance: the beer was black as any stout of good lineage could be expected to be. Opaque and solid, lacey and full - all good roasted barley beer qualities in attendance.
Aroma is the high point of this all around stand-out brew. With eyes closed the nose almost made me believe I was quaffing a Weyerbacher 11. If that reference is not meaningful to you, let me just say - think of the richest hop medley aroma you can conjure and you'd have the nose on this beer.
In flavor comes the uniqueness of this anniversary ale. It is at once a full-bodied IPA and a completely unsour strong porter/fully mellow yet rich stout. I'm gushing, I know, but this beer really is superb. It nails every point I expected from the description.
Mouthfeel means full but not filling. demanding but not overpowering, rich but not gut-busting.
Drinkability is really quite amazing considering the beer's roots. Stone really pulled this off. A truly unique and thoroughly enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2007 08:52:31 | More by froggyfrog
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4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - dark black, opaque like tar, one inch head, good lacing
S - molasses, caramel, coffee, roasted malt, hops
T - coffee, caramel, molasses, very malty, strong bitterness on the aftertaste, can definitely taste of the hops in the beer
M - thick, creamy
O - Delicious caramel and molasses. Perfectly balanced malt and hops. The bitterness of the IPA balances perfectly with all of the other flavors. This is an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 02:32:23 | More by mthomp081
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,910 ratings.