Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.56/5 rDev -15.6%
Darker than I was expecting, almost a black copper. Malts dominate the smell, big taste of caramel malts, dry hop bitterness, and alcohol. The head diminishes quickly, but leaves thick swaths of lacing on the way down. Hint of thick, syrupy mouthfeel, but vey pleasant. A strong filling ale, with lots of character. Definitely not an everyday ale, but makes a good impression when the occasion occurs.
06-09-2013 23:13:33 | More by Chris_Mac
4.04/5 rDev -4.3%
22 oz. bottle, poured into pilsener glass.
A - Black. Dark stuff. A very dark brown at the bottom of the glass, only "non-blackness". Showed a very dark red-brown when held to light. A very thick, creamy, light brown head formed, shapshifted a lot, and stuck around. Fair amount of residuals.
S - Not a ton going on. Malt, hops, toffee/caramel and a similar aroma you gather from a red ale.
T - Yum! Up front there's an almost even mix of malt and hops. Some reviews mention a lot of hoppiness, I didn't notice a ton. Was a very good balance. A mild, pleasant sweetness w/ hints of caramel and spice. Lot's going on in the aftertase, too. In addition to above, could also detect a wheat-ish flavor. A very mild coffee tastes could be noticed, too. Alcohol noticed when warmed a tad. Caramel also more detectable when warmed. Did taste better cold (not ice cold, of course) I think. More of the up front flavors.
F - Typical for a strong ale. A decent thickness without a ton of carbonation feel. Felt a tad dry when warmed.
O - First time trying this beer and will certainly buy again. Love the look of this beer and obviously more importantly, the taste. A lot going on, yet nothing is out of place. Have yet to have a bad beer by Stone Brewing, and they're probably my favorite brewery. Highly recommend this brew.
06-08-2013 12:40:57 | More by stella77artois
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,116 ratings.