Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by timonan:
4.05/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Brought home a growler from Stone Brewery. Opened a week after it was bottled.
A - Very dark brown. small brown head that dissipates quickly, leaving a few scattered bubbles. almost no lace.
S - Earthy, coffee, a bit grassy, characteristic stone hop smell.
T - A lot of different flavors at once. The sweetness and floralness of the hops is wonderfully balanced by a dark, malty flavor. Kind of a "sugar with your coffee" flavor.Toasty aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.
M - Almost no carbonation - not sure if this is typical. Maybe a bad seal on the growler? The flavor is very present because of the low carbonation.
D - Very smooth. Almost slides down the throat, but I have to let it linger in the mouth each sip to savor the flavor.
We had this last year at Stone, and it seemed more vibrant then. Still, a great beer with a very interesting mix of flavors.
Serving type: growler
07-11-2010 21:27:28 | More by timonan
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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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