Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hawks10:
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz. bottle poured into my Duvel tulip...
Pours a very dark brown, borderline black with 3 fingers of very light tan head which sticks around forever. Decent lacing left throughout the drink...
Does not smell at all how it looks. Sweet, citrusy hops, grapefruit and some piny hop aromas as well. Lightly balanced by some roasted malt, but this beer smells as good as some of the best IPA's...
The sweet/citrus aroma does not transfer over to the taste. As where this beer did not smell at all like you would expect from a dark beer, the taste is what you would expect. Roasted bitter malt and some coffee. A bitter hop presence shows up in the finish and leaves some lingering piny taste. The more you drink, the more you pick up the hops...roasted upfront and finishes like a nice IPA...
Medium bodied, bordering on heavy. Somewhat chewy and coating. Decent carbonation and a slight alcohol presence...
Pretty good beer here, definitely think the nose was the best part of this beer, highly unexpected given the pour. Have had on tap and from the bottle and both were pretty damn good...
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2010 01:49:24 | More by hawks10
More User Reviews:
4.78/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours dark black with medium carbonation that creates a nice tan head as well as some decent lacing. Looks like what you would expect from a stout.
S: The smell is fantastic! Lots of earthy and fruity hops (grapefruit and citrus) as well as a hint of that dark (almost molasses) malt aroma.
T: This is where the beer shines... Very bitter but not so much as to deter you from drinking it. Earthy, floral, and fruity hops show through the roasted malt and peach flavor of the beer. Stone did an amazing job creating a unique style that blends together all the flavors so nicely. Very flavorful!
M: Mouthfeel is perfect. Medium to full body, creamy but very drinkable. The finish isn't dry and those flavors stick to your tastebuds for a while after you sip. Carbonation is spot on with the flavor.
O: Overall this is probably my favorite beer of the ones I've tried so far. Definitely one that you can try more than once and enjoy just as much, if not more, as the last time. Stone has made a beer that somehow has a strong and intense flavor that makes you wish you had another bottle when you're done!
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 17:23:08 | More by McLovinBeast57
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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