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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,626 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 4626
Reviews: 1802
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%


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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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at Vintage Estates in Boardman (1 of 7 kegs in the state I understand). Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium and lasting tan head. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a cross between an Imperial IPA and a roasty Porter. Loads of citrusy hops in the nose, with a full roasted malt undertone. Other aromas like pine and toffee are present as well. Rich and bitter with a full array of citrusy and piney hops flavors. Toasted malt and chocolate flavors are found too. Slow alcohol burn through it all. The finish is long and bitter with a tasty grapefruit hops finish. Excellent overall. Once again Stone manages to do something unique and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2007 19:54:16 | More by Dogbrick
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Spaten mug. Pours dark dark brown almost black with a one-finger light tan head. The aroma is mainly of a slight hoppy note. The flavor on the other-hand is of weak hops with a subtle nutty flavor. It was medium on the palate with low carbonation. There was no apparent lacing. Overall this is a very nice brew as with most Stone's. Definitely worth trying if you have not before...

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 23:02:38 | More by thagr81us
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep opaque amber, almost black, with a tan head. Aromas of grapefruity hops, mellow, and non abrasive. In the taste, huge grapefruity hops and a smooth maltiness. A smooth, small bitterness mouthfeel and a grapefruity hop aftertaste. A hop bomb, interesting in color and style. I felt it tasted like an IPA, and looked like a porter, not bad for a strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 20:42:48 | More by OWSLEY069
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Intensely thick dark brown pour settling quite ebon in the glass with a tall dense light tan foam that sits heavy and hardly moved from its top. Good amounts of thick curtained lace lathers onto the glass.

Aroma is a thick dark citrusy affair with a pine sided stab at the nose in places. Slightly cindered orange, blackened grapefruit, and over baked, charred peels of both those heep and stand bold with the usual Stone attitude of hops.

Taste is alot more of the same as it has a long, dark citrusy tongue the lashes the top of the mouth with dark peppy orangeyness, bits of roast slip in underneath along with burnt coffee notes. But the hops really make a strong presense with its citrusy brigade of bitterness that has a high tinge of orange bite and white grapefruit zip and pepperness. All tinted slightly with a crisp touch to burntness and a medium coating of pine. There's malt in there somewhere keeping the balance but its nowhere to be found in the taste really. Its all about the hops here with a fairly raw, green, stew of dark citrusy stuff.

Body is a solid medium with a bold tone of hops that takes over immediately and lasts the whole bomber thru. Dark, peppy, nearly peppery citric zest with a low building warmth. The Stone mark of bitterness is there with a bite uniquely darkened and roasted.

Another big brute of hops from Stone for their 11th. One that'll grab your tongue and pierce it with the spiked wing of a gargoyle.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 00:16:14 | More by tavernjef
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, opaque chocolaty brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, light tan head that hangs around for a bit. Aroma is strongly hoppy and has a hint of spice. Fiercely hoppy flavor makes drinking this beer like drinking a pine tree; it is fairly bitter but not ferociously so. Thick and silky smooth texture leaves a nice tingle and a hint of honey sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2009 02:27:35 | More by Cyberkedi
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to an imperial pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of foamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Smelled of malt, sweets, hops and pine. Very aromatic.

T: A well-balanced taste of malt, pine resin, west coast hops, and a little caramel. Sort of similar to an IPA, but has a very particular character.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Very drinkable and well made.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 12:15:34 | More by avalon07
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours from 22oz bottle a very dark brown with reddish hues and a nice 2 finger head of tannish foam that shrinks slowly leaving some spotting and some lacing.

The smell is of citrus hops along with an ample nose of caramel malt and some fruit.

The taste is a big mix of caramel malt and citrus and my, they work really well together and I find a very blanced flavour overall. Tasty! There's a bit of an alcohol warming after the swallow but it's not obtrusive and is actually welcomed since today is a very cool Autumnish day.

Further sips in and I get some dark fruit, toffee, some coffee, some molasses, some alcohol, and a bit of chocolate. Lots going on here! It has a medium to heavy body and the carbonation is medium. Wow. Did I mention that this one is tasty? It finishes with a slight edge to the bitterness and finishing one sip just demands that another soon follows. Very drinkable. Very tasty. Very smooth. Boy am I impressed with this offering from Stone. I still have another bottle but hopefully, next week I'll find some more on my next trip to Colorado.

Bottom line: This is another great beer from Stone. Well done!!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 16:35:24 | More by Bitterbill
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This could easily be confused for a stout in appearance - it's dark brown and opaque with a frothy tan-colored head.

Smell: Amazing hop aroma of grapefruit and pine. Dark chocolate and smoked malt are also present beneath the hops.

Taste: What a unique beer. It opens with a rich chocolate and espresso character, but it finishes like a Double IPA. Bitter citrus rind notes blend harmoniously with smoked and roasted flavors in the aftertaste. It's remarkably complex, but the huge variety of flavors are strangely complimentary.

Mouthfeel: Viscous but surprisingly drinkable. It goes down easy despite the high ABV, and it's not particularly extreme in any one character.

Notes: This is the best American beer I've had for a long time. Really impressive stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 20:16:56 | More by largadeer
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a deep ruby color showing highlights throughout. Foam is thick and creamy, tan colored and displays good retention and lacing.

Nose is west coast hops at their finest...citrus grapefruit with lemon and orange peel. Not much else can overcome these cones, but there is a touch of roasty grains and fruity yeast esters. Smells very delicious, one of the best smelling beers I have had in a while.

Hmmm, taste is way more complex and interesting than I thought it would be thinking of some black IPAs I have had in the recent past. Heavenly roasted malt mixes with a very nice hop flavor. Bitterness is there, but not over the top in any way. Bit of wintergreen mintiness comes in and is followed by an almost chocolaty malt flavor. Very smooth for a black IPA and has a nice creamy mouthfeel. ABV is well hidden but still lets you know it is up there. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would, and definitely would encourage any good beer lover to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2010 15:55:36 | More by twiggamortis420
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 8.7% ABV, Enjoy by 10 14 10 -RE-REVIEW of an oxidized bottle.

A - Even better looking than last time. A moderate pour creates cascading and a four-finger tan head with phenomenal retention and epic lace coating the glass. The beer itself is a black clear mahogany color with slivers of ruby showing through.

S - Light notes of coffee poke through a heavily hopped aroma full of resin and citrus. Once again the hops come out full-force up front then fall away leaving a lightly oxidized-like cardboard-like aroma with the malts. Toasted amber and black patent nose. Not anywhere near as bad as my last experience but the hops seem to fade out far too quickly allowing imperfections to shine through.

T - Little amounts of cocoa and coffee give a sense of depth to this hop monster. Lots of American hops with lots of resiny hop oils take over and linger through the duration of the tasting. There is an interesting quality to this beer that makes it very bland feeling while hinting at depth. In the end it just seems to be all bittering hops and not a lot of flavor.

M - Tons of bitterness that really leaves it unbalanced on the palate. Lots of oily resin on the finish. Smooth and medium-bodied, the alcohol isn't tasted at all but it's felt in the retro nasal breathing and warming sensation.

D - This bottle needs to be split a few ways for me to drink it, otherwise it'll just demolish one's taste buds. Again, it's far better than my last experience but I'm still not all that impressed. It seems to be a flat-out bitter bomb with hops masking everything else. The taste lacks some good depth that's found in so many other Stone brews. By far, it's one of my least favorites from a brewery I love.

On a side note, thanks to Stone rep Aaron Tyrell for all the contact on the bad bottle issue. Hearing from reps or brewery employees about quality issues, or any other issue for that matter, means a lot to me an other beer geeks.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 02:23:54 | More by BeerFMAndy
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at the Stone Brewery into a pint glass. The beer is a dark brown, glassy, thick coloring. The beer has a 1 inch creamy, thick head. The nose is hop heavy, with a light malty note that helps to balance it. The taste is made pretty sharp by the increased carbonation, and the hop-malt blend does not balance well. The unbalance continues into the finish, where the hops and malt flavors are very strong and not complimenting. The beer is light and sharp in mouth, despite the boldness of the flavors. This was not a pleasant beer to drink.

On a side note, after reading some of the other reviews, and knowing my preference for IPAs, including black IPAs, I wonder if the keg was at it's end, or perhaps it was a dirty line, or some outstanding circumstance like those, because this beer was surprisinly unenjoyable. I will absolutely try it again at some point to make sure this tasting wasn't an exception to the rule.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2011 22:35:38 | More by GarthDanielson
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note - I thought I reviewed a bottle out of this case when I first bought it but apparently not so I don't have a fresh review for 2007. The below review was done in early 2010 after a little over two years in the hole.

Appearance - This one poured a very dark brown in color, almost black, with a nice if a bit understated dirty white head.

Smell - The rich, roasted malts have taken over any hops that were here back in 2007. They are loaded with a beautiful brown sugar aroma. The malts themselves are very dark and heavily roasted.

Taste - The roasted malts really blossomed in the cellar. They are so big and so flavorful they somehow manage to hold up to the sugars. The brown sugar is still tight so the beer isn't past its prime.

Mouthfeel - This is still a big beer, almost full, with a smooth, pleasantly greasy cheek feel and a big, bitter finish.

Drinkability - This is a great sipping ale and with its relatively low alcohol content for the style means you'll be able to have more than one beer this night.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 02:30:19 | More by RoyalT
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black almost like an imperial stout with fluffy white head.
S - Very faint coffee and chocolate with very strong almost overwhelming hop profile. Dangerous.
T - Oh damn! The hops were too much for me! I really couldn't taste anything but buckets of hops. Defiantly a sipper.
M - Very harsh yet enjoyable beer.
D - Man I may have to have this again but I am pretty sure its the hoppiest beer I ever had from Stone. They are know for angry beers and this one had some good rage.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2010 19:44:39 | More by DrDemento456
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours very dark brown with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is mostly citrusy (grapefruit) and pine hops, but there's also some roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit noticable. The beer tastes pretty much just like the aroma. It's mostly hoppy, but there's enough malt in there that you can taste those flavors too. There's also a good lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's somewhat creamy and coating, and is well carbonated. Drinkability is great, it's smooth and goes down easy. I think this is a good overall brew, I'd buy it again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 21:30:49 | More by bluejacket74
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Outstanding black IPA...awesome aroma..big citrus which reminds of Simcoe and Amarillo....that follows in the taste...really a nice juicy citrus hit....then just enough black malt to make this doubly interesting.

This might rate as one of my favorite Stone beers. An extremely well done Black IPA..wish the price was a little lower because this drinks nicely as a session beer rather than a sipper...

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 00:39:39 | More by ZAP
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split this tonight with a couple of friends as a part of a Stone mini-vertical with the 11th-13th. My favorite of the night.

The pour is gorgeous, black with a dense dark brown head with great retention and lacing. On the nose, the hops are still so fresh! Yes, it's been in a 40 degree fridge for a while, but the piney hops with a little bit of fruit character (apricot and peach) really works well with the deep, roasted malt character with coffee and chocolate. Great balance. On the palate, the flavors are replicated, with a surprising amount of hops present, with pine and a little citrus before a gorgeous wave of dark chocolate, coffee and a little sweetness come in. In some ways, almost stout like. Medium in body with moderate carbonation and a long finish with a great balance between hop and malt bitterness, this beer is fantastic. I'd drink a lot more, but I have just one bottle left...

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 03:06:58 | More by DefenCorps
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gford217

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Brick Store.

Pours almost completely black with a big creamy off-white head that shows great retention and lacing. Sexy looking beer.

The aroma is just an enormous blast of citrus hops, especially grapefruit, that is evident from a couple feet away. There is a hint of dark malts in the back but not too much.

The taste is even better for me as it has the same citrus hop character, but the dark roasted malts become a little more evident and the taste is a fantastic balance between the two.

The mouthfeel is tingly with the hops but also creamy and smooth in the finish with plenty of carbonation.

This is a great beer and I really love what they've done with the balancing of the aggressive hop presence and dark malt backbone.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2009 03:53:26 | More by gford217
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe, couldbe be black, but is more of a blackish brown color with garnet highlights. Two finger, sandstone head that recedes to a nice film of foam througout all 22 ounces.

Pretty aggressive hop aroma. Grapefruit zest to the point of atringency in the nostrils. Gives me the same feeling as spicey Chinese mustard in the sinuses. I like that in my mustard, but not in my beer. I can barely smell a dark roasted malt at all.

The same aggressive, biting grapefruit and lime zest bitterness up front and the middle. Whatever roasted malts are detected towards the finish of the flavor profile, seem to exacerbate the hop bitterness of this brew. I don't detect the abv. but I wonder if that adds to the increases the effect of the hops bitterness.

Astringent and bitter is all I can come up with for the palate. I was expecting a little more fr this beers palate and flavor.

Still a sipper for me. I like bitter beers, but this just didn't sit so well for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 05:22:55 | More by scruffwhor
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flagmantho

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: black, though the hue suggests more of an extremely dark brown. Head is two fingers of rocky tan foam with great retention.

Smell: Bright, piney, citrusy, earthy, funky hops. Just a great, complex combination. There also seems to be some alcohol pepperiness buried in the hops for just a touch more complexity. I really enjoy the aroma of this.

Taste: a rich flavor of piney and citrusy hops along with a caramel-infused complex malt flavor. Bitterness is strong but not overpowering. A tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. While I don't usually expect much creaminess from a strong ale like this, there rather was some which created a nice smooth experience.

Drinkability: quite drinkable for its strength and intensity. I'd definitely have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 05:07:02 | More by flagmantho
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Half finger fine light brown head with decent retention and nice lacing. Looks nice. Great pine hop and light toasted malt aroma. Taste starts with nice pine and citrus hops then melds smoothly into a hoppy toasted malt with a hint of chocolate flavor. A fabulous flavor progression. Medium bodied with a touch of creaminess. Very nicely done and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 04:38:19 | More by LiquidAmber
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a 22oz bottle into my Orval glass.

The beer pours a dark brown with decent head. Almost two fingers of light tan head rises, lasting a couple minutes. The lacing is pretty solid.

The aroma is pretty light giving off a nice smooth hoppiness.

The taste is super hoppy from start to finish with a very bitter finish. There is slight earthniess to this that separates it from being an ipa, a nice change of pace.

Overall, pretty decent. Its an ipa that isn't. If your an ipa search this out.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 00:12:03 | More by jrallen34
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dgilks

Australia

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown colour with a medium foamy light tan head. Good head retention. Nice lacing.

Dense, piney aroma with a touch of malt. Good.

Slightly sweet malt with no real dark malt character. A hint of caramel. Moderately-high bitterness. Piney hop character. Good.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. A solid, well structured beer.

A really nice Black Ale. Lots of flavour with a great hoppiness. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 00:41:10 | More by dgilks
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nickfl

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours with two fingers of medium tan head that rests on top of a dark brown body with a hint of tan light showing through. The head settles slowly and leaves thick lace clinging to the glass.

S - A strong, green hop aroma up front with notes of pine, more pine, and perhaps lemon. Some dark malt in the background, caramel and toffee, it has a light transformative effect on the hop character to give just a bit of the mustardy note common in american barleywines.

T - Dark toffee malt with a hint of espresso. Citrus hops come in next with lots of grapefruit and orange. The hop bitterness kicks in towards the middle with a sharp wave of powerful bitterness. Some sweet toffee and bready toast sooth the palate briefly before the bitterness comes back on and swells to a crushing finish. Notes of profoundly pithy grapefruit blend with the moderately dark malt to form a spicy, mustardy hop character that lingers into the aftertaste. Lingering notes of blue veined cheese, cigar tobacco, and grapefruit pith.

M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Wow, this beer impresses from the first whiff of the aroma and doesn't let up until long after the last drop is gone. The hop aroma is spectacular with a very intense and fresh pine note that is much less colored by dark malt than I would have expected based on the style and the color. The flavor is quite a bit darker and more typical of the style, though no less excellent. There is a very nice balance between caramel malts and citrus hops as well as between harsh, acrid bitterness and a subtle, restrained sweetness that appears at just the right moments to encourage your palate to endure the assault and keep the beer drinkable. This is one of the most surprising, complex, and well balanced American strong ales that I have come across and it is one of Stones best efforts (which is obviously saying a lot). A must try.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 06:52:26 | More by nickfl
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The darkest of ruby hues. Virtually black unless back-lit. A pillowy, moderately thick rise of buttercreme suds sticks around a bit before sagging into the ooze, and it laces well even afterward.
The aroma is largely pine. Char, ash, cocoa, and coffee gain traction over time. There are some interplay moments that suggest spearment, vanilla,black cherry and burnt peach. Those are the most interesting, but also the most repressed.
My first impression is probably my most accurate: This tastes like someone extinguished a cigar and/or dumped spent coffee grounds into a pint of Ruination. The roasty, smoky, ashy, blackness of this beer is at odds with the singularly piney bitter aspects of the hopping. There are teases of earth, black cherry, caramel, toast, wintergreen. But at its heart, it's char and pine. And nothing else matters.
The blanketing body is lightened by the steady trickles of CO2. The build could hardly be more appropriate.
But this doesn't do a thing for me. Out of whack, off-balanced, and simple-seeming to boot.
I love hoppy porters and stouts when there is some sense of cohesion between the big malt and hop flavors, but that's altogether absent here.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 09:14:32 | More by cokes
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champ103

Texas

2.28/5  rDev -46%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours nearly opaque black with just a little bit of brown around the edges. A first a small tan head forms, but continues rising to over two fingers. The tightly packed foam gently recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Lots of spiderweb looking lace is left behind.
S: Piny hops up front and dominate. The hops are overly soapy, resiny, and oily. Fusel alcohol. Almost no malty sweetness to speak of.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of piny and resiny hops. The taste is of Soapy dishwater detergent. A strong lingering bitterness as well as some hot alcohol.
M/D: A medium body and low carbonation. Actually a little thin and watery. Slick and oily. Lots of bitterness and hot alcohol makes this hard to drink. It will be a chore to finish the bomber.

I am not a fan of this at all. I did not get any of the malty notes others have mentioned. Just a black beer with to much soapy hops. No nuance or balance. I would not recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 00:40:25 | More by champ103
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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