Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jkanavel:
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a bottle at Bottle Shop on Lower Greenville.
A: Dark black with a tinge of red around the edges when held to the light. Mocha brown head. Head retention was pretty amazing. More on that later.
S: chocolate malt, dark roasted malt, grapefruit, big grassy hops, citrusy hops, spicy hops, all kinds of hops. malt on malt on malt.
T: Thick mouthcoating waves of malt yet very dry. Malt flavors tempered by citrusy bitter hops all over the tongue. Very hoppy, but not very spicy like the nose would lead you to believe.
This is one of the cleanest tasting beers I've ever tried. I let it open up for a while and the initial onslaught of hops and rich malt was blinding, once this breathed a little bit, it was greatly subdued and balanced.
M: Smooth, but with a good deal of snappy carbonation.
O: I let this beer rest for about three hours and when i came back, there was still head floating on top of it, and lacing all the way down the glass.
Another great offering from Stone. This might become a standard in my collection.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2011 07:19:59 | More by jkanavel
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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