Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mechamifune:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Been looking forward to this one for a while....
Pours a very dark brown with a slight off white head. Evident carbonation, but not overwhelming.
Smell is more hoppy than I was expecting.... some sweetness to it as well, but smell is akin to a heavier DIPA.
Taste starts out very bitter, almost like a RIS, then slides into a more floral, hoppy afertaste. A real interesting taste that reminds me a little of the 13 anniversary ale (it would be interesting to try the two side by side, but i fear that ship has sailed). All in all very pleasant and interesting.
Mouthfeel is very creamy, smooth, not rigid at all despite the bitterness. This in turn lends to a high drinkability. Minimal alcohol present in the taste and I feel like a could sip on this for an extended period (though I might regret it later). Taste is still relitively intense though.
In total a very high quality offering from Stone.... in their catalouge I put it slightly below their 13 aniv. ale and their RIS and slightly above arrogant bastard. Will be looking to get my hands on this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2010 18:31:08 | More by mechamifune
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3.94/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle from Stone variety pack, poured into pint glass. Enjoy by 10/02/14.
Black body with reddish hints when held up against a light. Small tan colored head, well carbonated, and good lacing.
Faint sweetness on the nose.
Taste was very nice, sweet with only a very faint bitterness. Roasted malts come out at the end. (Similar pattern to Arrogant Bastard) Mouth was around medium.
I personally do not really understand Black Ales/IPA's, seems to me there are always much better options on either the IPA or stout side. This one seems to favor the stout side. Taste seem to improve as the ale warmed up toward room temperature. Overall, an enjoyable drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:50:44 | More by MikeWard
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,999 ratings.