Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,503 | Reviews: 1,792 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kwakwhore:
4.33/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Years ago I received a bottle of Stone 11 as part of a trade, and was really not sure what to think about it. A beer that dark and with that much of a hop blast was something I wasn't ready for at the time, but apparently I'm ready for it now.
Opaque, dark brown pour with a tan head yields a good bit of lacing with nice retention.
I'm not smelling a ton of anything these days, but the hops are quite easily perceptible. However, my taste buds are in fine form and there is a lot going on here. Bitter semisweet chocolate is predominant, espresso, and a bitingly bitter finish.
Seriously easy to drink, where is that 8.7%? I haven't felt it yet. Stone, keep right on bringing it.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2010 00:07:19 | More by kwakwhore
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.
94 out of 100 based on 4,503 ratings.