Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +9%
1 pint 6 oz bottle with no date poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance - Black body with faint deep red glimmers when held up to a light source. Light brown head with decent to low lacing and decent retention.
Smell - A forest by the ocean. Reminds me of North Carolina. Woody, chocolate, lots of wet grass, floral. Tobacco and ash. Some fruity sweetness peeks through when given a swirl. One of the best smelling beers I've had in a while.
Taste - Wow. Hard fast and complex. Starts of with a light hint of thin sweetness followed quickly by a strong hay-like hop kick and bitterness. Builds up into a lime peel and creamed coffee bittersweetness. Finishes with a healthy hop and malt buzz, mostly leaning to the hoppy side, that lingers well into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Creamy and full bodied with a bite-y alcoholic effervescence and some solvency. Warming booziness.
Overall Drinkability - Very drinkable, especially considering the kick and alcohol content. I want to dub it an extreme session (though the bros already have a different use for that term).
12-24-2011 11:39:33 | More by ZenAgnostic
4.28/5 rDev +1.4%
A - Gorgeous head, creates an inch or more of pillowy white head with great lacing and retention. Opaque black body.
S - Grapefruit hops dominate the nose, with some roasted malts coming through. A porter on steroids is definitely a good way to summarize the aroma.
T - Roasted malts and coffee, with a strong bittering hop edge to the finish. Great balance between the two, really a treat.
M - Smooth and creamy with a medium amount of carbonation. Medium-bodied.
O - Had this a few times and it's been consistently solid. Great balance between the hop profile and the malts.
12-20-2011 05:52:36 | More by StarshipPoopers
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,083 ratings.