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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,006 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,006
Reviews: 1,817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 369 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007)
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heebes

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint

Pours black with huge foamy tan head. Nose is citrus hops foremost, chocolate roasty malts apparant as well, auromas of a stout sutble. Taste is a complex blend of bitter hops and robust toasted malts. Dark chocolates combined with pine needles. Medium to heavy mouthfeel, dry in the finish. My first experience with a well recieved Cascadian Dark Ale. Honoured it was with Stone's self-proclaimed best. Great benchmark of an ABV, this bomber is goning to be perfect for the drinking session this afternoon. Cheers to great craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 18:53:51 | More by heebes
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brown almost black with a thin beige head. Sweet roasty caramel malts as well as a load of piney, citusy hops. Pretty complex malt versus hops but the flavors really compliment each other. Great smooth body and soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Delicious

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 21:55:37 | More by nimrod979
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black but not too thick. Very nice creamy tan head that left ample lacing on sides of the glass. Nice job of combining a great stout with a great IPA. You get to enjoy all of the complex flavours of both beer types in just the right combination. Another great Stone offering. Would highly suggest giving it a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 22:22:42 | More by erialbill
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pharmer

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a 1 pint 6 oz brown bottle with painted-on label into a standard pint glass. Pours a dark brown (black??) color that is nearly impervious to light. A one-finger light brown head tops this brew and shows good retention and great lacing.

S: Grapefruit and big time for me. Also some piney notes and a hint of dark malt in the background.

T: This beer tastes great. Strong hop presence obviously. Grapefruit and pine notes predominate. Alcohol quite noticeable both in the middle and at the finish. Also, as would be expected the bitterness hits hard at the finish.

M: Quite highly carbonated with a medium body....quite nice.

D: This beer is excellent...but at 8.7% abv, one must be wise. I sipped on my bomber for about 90 minutes, which gave me a good chance to note its varying nuances with temperature change. I would drink this beer anywhere, anytime, but not more than a pint or two.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 03:29:13 | More by pharmer
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally reviewing this one. Enjoy by 3/29/12, so not the most fresh bottle. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured black with two fingers of thick, bubbly light brown head that slowly reduced to a thin layer. Some light lacing.

S - Citrus and piney hops up front. A lot of grapefruit. Some roast in the background but the hops dominate the nose.

T - A big bitter punch from the hops up front with grapefruit and pine flavours. The roast enters in the middle with some sweet cocoa. The bitterness returns in the finish. Some coffee flaovurs are evident as it warms up. Considering the (lack of) freshness, this is really good.

M - Medium body with lots of sticky hop oils. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - This has always been a favourite. Almost flawless on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 02:05:13 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is black, dark black but not as dark as a stout. Some reddish notes on the edges. Head is creamy, tenacious and dense. It is beige in color. A very nice looking beer. The aroma is piney. Strongly piney. I don't get any roasted malts.

On the taste, this one is pretty aggressive. I do get some roasted malts with a bitter finish that shows off the piney hops. The taste lingers in the mouth, it feels so good. I'm in paradise!

In the mouth, I get some warmth due to the high ABV. This is truly an excellent beer. The carbonation is perfect. So easy to drink and it is well balanced in the taste. In the aroma, it lacks a little bit, and as it warms up, I don't get more than that piney hops. Not bad, however not perfect either. Otherwise, it is perfect.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 20:06:33 | More by ZorPrime
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Gusler

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer emerges from the 22-ounce bottle a sparkling deep brown, the head a crown of light chocolate, creamy and long lasting, after its final demise the lace forms a thick blanket to cover the glass. Nose has a profound hop floral spiciness at the front, backed by the sweet malt, caramel, and maybe a hint of chocolate, mouth watering. Start has a nice malt sweetness; hop bitter bite to the back, top is moderately full in feel. Finish has a determined acidity, the hops potent and spicy; the alcohol warms the tummy while the aftertaste continues the hop spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 23:40:38 | More by Gusler
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich deep walnut/mahogany color like my bedroom suite but deeper, with a nice rich brown headthat falls slow to a thin cap and laces pretty well

Aroma is wnderful hoppy nice pine aromas are almost forest like, and dominate the nose. Malt plays out underneath nice caramel, with some chocolate malts.

Taste is great loads of hops, what else would one expect from Stone. Nice rich resiny pine all over your mouth, good pine flavors, very nice. Malt does show up more in taste then the nose, nice caramel malts with a good dose of roasted malts, some coffee hints and chocolate notes.

Mouthfeel is nice rich medium with a decent carbonation kick.

Drinkability is great, seems more people making a rich hoppy porter like brew and for one I am enjoying them. Hope they get more of these in only had a couple guess I am lucky to get a couple here in Bristol but I want more.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2007 17:31:03 | More by mntlover
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Awesome deep dark root beer cola color with maple walnut 1-finger head that dissipates with great sediment/water level lacing.

Loads of caramel malt and roasted coffee ice cream scent. Hops are oily and floral with mild grapefruit tinge. Velvety and silky. Solid.

Let's let this warm a bit - alcohol burns heavy at first with grassy hops. Lots of mocha here - malt is looking for an entrance...and there it is - big, bold and bountiful.

Clean but smoky - nice coffee coating. Long but tight finish.

Drinks nicely - could use a little more age - definitely a mid-range sipper.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 08:09:11 | More by IBUnit63
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johntangus

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a duvel tulip glass.

nice tan head with tiny bubbles. laced down glass nicely. Very dark with coffee like color on sides.

Great hoppy smell - earthy pine and citrus. i'm actually drooling into the tulip glass as i'm picking out these aromas.

I've never had a beer quite like this. Being relatively noobish, i would've categorized this as some sort of Dark IPA - like a mix between a porter and an IPA. So much for boundaries.

Stone pulls off a seriously balanced beer. But you can tell it is definitely a Stone. Epic. Just when you are getting overwhelmed by the hop nose and front end, it mellows out into a toasty backend.

Great mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. I could see myself drinking a little too much of this in a session.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 02:35:11 | More by johntangus
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jkanavel

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +5%
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
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown that allows little light to shine through. A fairly tall, latte-colored head bubbles up with a dense creamy and frothy texture. Retention is strong, with good lacing.

S: Some mild dark malty sweetness, but the nose is dominated by a freshly hoppy aroma. Citrus peel and pine resin are most noticeable. Some light notes of brown sugar, and a lingering alcoholic pepperiness is also available.

T: Dark maltiness up front, with moderate notes of brown sugar and coffee. Minor hints of dark fruit are also available. A strong bitterness is accompanied by fresh, bold hop flavors of biting grapefruit, orange oil, and sticky pine sap. Alcohol is noticeably spicy into the finish.

M: Fairly full-bodied. Carbonation is on the light side, lending some creaminess that is quickly replaced by a harsh, hoppy dryness. Definite alcohol is noticeable as well, providing some heat.

D: As anyone would expect of a Stone offering, this is boldly flavored and even more boldly hopped. Bitter and almost too boozy, but this pulls off the elusive "Black IPA" better than most. It doesn't tiptoe around, but sometimes that's a nice thing. This is a big, unique, and very freshly hoppy brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 02:12:04 | More by Clydesdale
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with not as much head as I normally get out of Stone. I was expecting something almost spilling over the sides. A small amount of lacing.

The nose is deceiving in a way. At first you get the standard toasty stout smell but the hops that shine through make this really stand out.
Citrus chocolate dipped grapefruit

very hoppy with orange citrus and grapefruit that has a good spice going on. Toasty as well but its all about the hops in this. Stone usually dominates when it comes to hops characteristics.

Smooth texture and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 22:30:25 | More by DrinkingDrake
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SFBeerGuy

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

A- Looks along the lines of a stout in color but with a livelier head. About a 3/4 inch tan layer of foam which quickly dissipated leaving behind faint but familiar light bodied, IPA style lace.

S- Decadent! Hop heads be warned! Wonderfully sweet and floral hop aroma signature of California with a minute backend of dry, dark malt. Some grassy notes detected as well which seem a bit out of place for such a dark ale.

T- Upfront bitter dark chocolate malt and burnt caramel quickly overpowered by an intense, traditional hop profile. First two sips opened the door for its hidden subtleties of spice and fruit. Third sip left a desirable hop spice on the tongue and lips.

M- Dark chocolate and hop spice dance on the tongue long after the sip. Pleasant carbonation complements the flavors and makes this beer very drinkable.

D- Heavier than an IPA in body and comparable to a stout or porter in color, this ale might seem like a challenge by looking at it but it has a crisp, refreshing carbonation that rounds it out and makes it extremely drinkable. Try with a heavy meal of grilled steak or pork or on its own for Jebus sake. This beer is absolutely worthy of the Stone catalog!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 03:30:50 | More by SFBeerGuy
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myoung530

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this beer up on good faith, after trying Arrogant Bastard and finding out that I was not worthy. I chilled the bottle for a couple of hours and dove in head first. I used a Tulip shaped pint glass, the head was dark and very dense with a smell of roasted chocolate coffee. I sat on my front porch enjoying every dark sip while watching the sunset and B.S.ing with some friends. It tasted AMAZING, almost like a cappuccino with a kick. Mouthfeel was very full, like a bite of tri-tip that had been slow cooked over charcoal.
Needless to say I was very impressed by this Full Bodied bottle of joy. My faith has been restored in Stone Brewing Co. and I will definitely be trying some of their not so Arrogant masterpieces ....All in all you must try this beer at least once in your life..

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 01:37:20 | More by myoung530
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eatdrinknbmerry

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I fell in love with Stone beer after I had their IPA. When I buy a bottle of Stone, I know i'm going to get the following: a beautiful fragrance, a pleasant taste that lingers until the last droplet of beer goes down and a happy buzz.

I was more than excited to try this after my friend (Sloejams) told me about this.

Head: average head.

Aroma: very floral.

Appearance: very dark. looks thick.

Taste: solid. sweet and floral. the taste really sustains.

Mouthfeel: very full in my opinion.

Drinkability: Although I love stone beer, they are very strong in alcohol content. This was no different. I can only have a 22 of this beer otherwise it would be a little too rich for the stomach.

I loved this beer so much after I tried it, I ran into Whole Foods and bought a case at $4.49 per bottle. I cleaned out the case in less than 2 weeks.

Stone Brewing Company for President!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 04:47:12 | More by eatdrinknbmerry
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great black color, mostly clear, with a lingering swirling head and nice lacing.

I could smell the delicious hops even as they had just set my glass on the counter. Absolutely terrific, with lush smelling citrus and fruity hops, and a good malty backbone.

Taste is off the charts with deliciousness! Rich dark malts are balanced with oily, pungent hops, along with some piney grapefruit flavors. For a black ale, it's a lot like an IPA.

Feel is tangy and bitter, with a medium body and plenty of carbonation.

On tap this stuff is outstanding, just as it is in bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 17:56:18 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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flexabull

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of ncvbc, thanks again! (for some reason, this didn't make it to Redding...)

Pours a dark brown color, with a small but solid white head on top.

Aromas are very nice. Sticky resin like hops, with a hard candied like character to it as well.

Beer has a nice dark roasted malt flavor, almost a bit burnt tasting. (in a good way, not a bad way) The finish is a lot like the nose, crisp, with a hard candied resiny hops bite.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Nice carbonation, and a good full feel in the mouth.

Drinkability is quite good. This is an interesting beer. Kudos to Stone for making this unique beer. Not my favorite Stone brew, but this is still tasty and well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 04:38:22 | More by flexabull
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark, dark brown with a tinge of mahogany. Light can't seem to find its way through. Nice creamy 1 finger head that dissipates very slowly.

S - Smells of grapefruit and piney hops, slight notes of darker fruit, some chocolate and malt. Very interesting smell, almost a chocolate-covered grapefruit. I really enjoy the smell of this beer

T - Very complex taste here. It's plenty hoppy, a mixture of grapefruit and pine, but it has this full malty backbone with some notes of coffee and chocolate. It's extremely balanced, a perfect mixture of hops and malt. Very tasty.

M - Nice full bodied taste, leaves the mouth a bit dry from the hops, but it's also fresh and crisp. Good mouthfeel.

Overall - I found this a damn good brew. It was my first black ale and I was certainly impressed.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 00:54:43 | More by BeerBuckeye
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 06/25/2011. Enjoy by 08/10/2011 etched on bottle. 22oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

Pours an extremely deep brown with lighter brown hues out of the bottle but looks solid black in the glass. A one and a half finger tannish head settles in to a creamy looking tan foam cap and leaves great lacing down the glass.

Big hop aroma in the nose. Nice citrus notes. The grapefruit presence is huge. There is definitely some pine as well. There is just the slightest amount of dark malt detected, which is surprising given the appearance. That just goes to show the amount of hops that are present.

The taste is where the hops and malt come together nicely and present more of a balance, relatively speaking. Huge citrusy hops, grapefruit again, play well off a great roasted malt backbone. The citrus and dark malt seem to present in almost equal quantities before an enormous, bitter, piny stickiness takes over and the hops dominate once again.

Medium carbonation with a fuller body (think as close to full while still being on the medium side of the line, not really thick or anything). Pretty full mouthfeel for such a hoppy beer. Bitterness sticks to the tongue and lingers before it dries out completely.

Excellent take on a dark, hoppy beer. If it wasn't for the fuller body it would almost seem like a borderline DIPA with coloring added. The hop and malt characters are in near perfect complement to each other.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 23:06:27 | More by ms11781
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Almost black, in light you can see hints of red. Small head that disappears quick. Amazing lacing, large portions of my glass are covered!

Smell: Hoppy with some hints of malt

Taste: Amazing. Some bitterness to be expected for the style. Hoppy, with some roasty malt.

Mouthfeel: Very thick, good carbonation, more beer needs to have mouthfeel like this

Drinkability: Could drink a few of these, but the hoppiness would slow me down, but thats a matter of my personal tastes.

Overall, excellent. It is clear why this is in the top 100, and why Stone decided to continue brewing it after it was an anniversary beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 23:30:07 | More by MadCat
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arkurzynski

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with brown hues around the edges. Excellent fluffy brown-tan head that persists. Aroma is straight west coast hops - pine, resin, mild floral. Flavor is excellent - brief roasted malts, coffee, toffee, followed by that great bitterness. Both aspects are extremely smooth and meld together like a piece of art. I could drink this one all day long. Medium body, great mouth feel. Extensive hop and malt bitterness on the finish. Lacing up and down the glass. About as good as it gets!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 01:05:56 | More by arkurzynski
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Pour from Bomber->Saison Dupont Becker
A ~ Pours well. Black/Brown with a great looking cap of an awkward color of tan/beige. Pretty good lacing with pretty great retention.

S ~ Strong Pine & Citrus notes as well as Raw Sugar & Dark Malts. I expected more roasted notes, but they are buried pretty well beneath the layers of grapefruit & sap. Slightest hint of bruised banana.

T ~ Grapefruit by the pound, Burnt Wood, Cedar Chips, Baking Chocolate, Rosemary, Black Pepper & even hints of Tropical Fruit (guava & mango). Burnt Grass, Pine-needles & Coffee silt assert themselves upon warming up a touch. I am not letting this one get to room temperature, though.

M ~ Mouthfeel is full. Not necessarily sticky, but Very oily & herbaceous. Almost ashy at times. Hopped well. Really exciting on the palette. Pretty bitter, too.

D ~ From what I have had of the style, this is pretty much the hallmark. It's not just an IPA with a dash of Specialty malts, it's a BLACK IPA. Like the Belgian IPA, it is a peculiar style, but Stone executed it as if they'd invented it.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 01:29:28 | More by chocosushi
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Jedimaster1

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one great brew from Stone. Just amazing. Poured from the bomber into a glass snifter.

A: As black as night. This is amazing to see for a DIPA!

S. You can smell the hops as well as the caramel malt. The dark malt breaks through at the end of this hoppy beer.

T: Very tasty! The taste is of citrus hops -- which are bigger and badder than the Ruination brew -- and dark malt. The taste reminded me of a barelywine as the flavor was thick, hoppy, and malty all at once similar to barleywines I have had as of recent.

M: This one just sits nice in the mouth. The bitter dry taste is followed by a warm alcohol taste (which does not overwhelm the feel for this beer).

D: Easy to drink. Too easy so be wary of the 8.7% ABV.

Great creation by Stone. Can't wait to have my other one.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 07:36:29 | More by Jedimaster1
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PintOHops

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz into a pint glass.

Appearance/Smell - Appears a rich black, not to oily looking though, produces about 1/4 an inch of head with retention that wasn't great, and lacking only slightly. Leaves some splashy, spotty lacing as well. Smells of loads of syrupy molasses, malts, graininess, along with mild plum & cherry notes. Followed by an intensely herbal & earthy, freshly cut pine tree, almost tree sap aroma that dominates! An intense spicy pine hop aroma overall, and some sweet buttery toffee notes make an appearance as it warms, as well as some subtle alcohol of course.

Taste/Moutheel - Tastes of sharp pungent, herbal, spicy pine tree hop notes, followed by mild citrus grapefruit rind. Some sweet black cherry & plum make a very short appearance at the very finish, and is immediately smothered with an herbal, earthy, dry hop bitterness that lingers till Christmas! Mild butterscotch notes can be picked up when it warms, as well as some alcohol. Very winter seasonal! Mouthfeel fits the flavors perfectly, thick, creamy, smooth, chewy & slightly silky. Overall, full bodied & perfect for the style!

Drinkability/Final thoughts - This thing was so earthy, it was like tasting & smelling tree sap! It was something I hadn't experienced before, that's for sure. This thing could be mistaken for a Winter Ale, I know I would enjoy a bomber of this, properly poured into a chalice on a snowy day, sitting in front of a fire, ah. I really did enjoy all the flavors & aromas, and although I'm not big on super hop giants, this one was uniquely herbal & earthy, and I would love to have this again. I recommend you grab it when they can brew it. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 22:25:28 | More by PintOHops
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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