Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
Had this on cask at the Avenue Pub on 4/29/11.
Pours a deep, dark opaque brown with a 3-finger tan head. Lots of lacing.
The smell is mostly piney malt with a hint of charred malts. The taste is burnt, bitter malts with pine and floral hops. The hops are prevalent, the malts are easy to pick up. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, crisp and carbonated. Feel reminds me a lot of Guinness.
This is a nicely hopped Black IPA. The toasted malt taste does just enough to offset the hops. Watch that 8.7 ABV.
05-10-2011 03:33:01 | More by theghost3
4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
This anniversary ale pours a dark brown with some lighter highlights leaving a thick tan head that softens and disappates while still sticking to the glass. The aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, plums, oranges, tangerines, mango, passion fruit, crazy fruit sweet aroma.
The taste starts hoppy, spicy, strong grapefruit, with a lot of fruit esters, spiced hop profile but a nice malt caramel back drop that allows for balance and quite delicious. What a unique beer fruity, hoppy, dark brown and delicious.
06-04-2008 14:02:32 | More by Franchise
4.13/5 rDev -2.1%
a- bomber poured into a snifter, very deep, dark brown coloring, one finger of head leaves an uneven layer of lace with spotting all over the glass, very attractive.
s- nicely hopped, earthy hops, slightly peppery with toasted malt and great caramelized brown sugar sweetness.
t- really nice hop kick off the bat, earthy and strong - this isn't playing around, i'm loving it - some toast, and dark fruits jump into the mix, there is nice lingering earthy bitterness, the alcohol is slightly apparant, and warms the back of the throat as the beer warms.
m- very smooth, medium body with some slickness and coating.
d- really great, i'd drink this again for sure, this is a nice way to celebrate my 200th review. it was a very tasty journey - heres to 300!
06-05-2010 02:59:10 | More by thecarster1
4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
Midnight-doused dark chocolate with cherrywood highlights. Fat dusky-sand foam sticks in thick clumps to the glass. Herbal and woody aromas with sugared grapefruit pulp. Faint earthiness with alcohol vapors. Initially floral and soft, but the quiet storm quickly builds to a thrashing tide of mellowed cedar and grapefruit juice concentrate. Slightly caramelized sugar notes increase as it warms. Medium body. Sharp and lively from pugilistic c-hop and alcohol assault. Lingering citric and pine bitterness in a finish that goes for miles. Underneath the relentless lupulin blast, some slightly vinous dark fruit whispers struggle to be heard. But not here, not now. A welcome expansion of the balls-out IPA palette.
09-13-2007 02:53:16 | More by orfeu
4.97/5 rDev +17.8%
Tightly bubbled tan head lingers mightily on top jet black black ale that is completely opaque. One of my very favorite beers in the nose: roast and bready malt base that supports a clean and crisp hop spice. The nose continues into the taste and matches exactly. No surprises, but maybe that's what disappoints some, but I like the roast and spice in perfect balance. Bit more roast in the taste than the nose. My wife is not a hop head at all, but likes this beer because the hops blends and compliments so well into the sweet malt roast. Incredible beer that is one of Stone's best.
11-06-2011 00:54:58 | More by FightingEntropy
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,116 ratings.