Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sloejams:
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Pure Luck, LA 12.29.08 - $7 for 10 oz
Piitch dark in the chalice. Brilliant looking - full frothed head, lacing everywhere. Just looking at it you'd reckon you're dealing with a Trappist quadruple. But that couldn't be further off. It's the roasted malt and caramel flavors of Arrogant Bastard meshed wit h the hop bang of an IPA. You get some caramel in there too, which i very unique with all them hops bouncing around. There is a big hop presence, but not as far as Ruination.
I guess this is Stone 11th Anniversary re-released. I'm happy as that was a favorite of mine and now that means this is too. Hopefully it will be around for some time.
Serving type: on-tap
12-30-2008 19:02:33 | More by sloejams
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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.
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