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Stone Stygian Descent (Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey bbls)

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 3, 2014.

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (260) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan

    #1 mjshearer1, Jan 3, 2014
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  2. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Zealot (597) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    That sounds awesome
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  3. EvilAsh

    EvilAsh Aspirant (234) Nov 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Sign me up!
  4. Ace_of_Suds

    Ace_of_Suds Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 New York

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  5. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (413) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

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  6. Mersh

    Mersh Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut

    So in!!!!
  7. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    What the what the what!! Man, I hope this sees distribution!
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  8. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (257) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

  9. MykeJ

    MykeJ Aspirant (206) Oct 6, 2013 Minnesota

    Can't wait
  10. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Meyvn (1,289) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho

    Now HERE is a BA IPA that I do want!!! This sounds delicious!
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  11. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (3,344) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Sounds good to me, hope I'm able to get a bottle or two!
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  12. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Initiate (0) May 29, 2005 Ohio

    In all honesty this doesn't sound so good to me. Not every style benefits from aging in spirit barrels.
    CalgaryFMC, quindog, charlzm and 3 others like this.
  13. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    I might cut a bitch for this.
  14. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    A black ipa is just a hopped up porter/stout in all reality. The hops fade during the barrel aging process and you are left with a barrel aged dark beer. At a viscous almost 9% this base beer will be awesome in barrels I think.
  15. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (562) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Haha....I would hate to see what happens if she split it.
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  16. t420o

    t420o Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2009 Colorado

    Sounds great! Hopefully it's reasonably priced. Sublimely Self Righteous, as it is, is one of the best priced beers out there (usually $5.99 in LA), and I think it's be great aged in the Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels.
  17. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Devotee (445) Aug 23, 2009 California

    im sure itll be priced like all the other quingentie millitre beers, which means probably around 16-18 for 500ml
  18. meanmutt

    meanmutt Meyvn (1,091) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    I LOVE Sublimely Self-Righteous...definitely gonna seek this one out.
  19. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    what black IPA's are you drinking? all of the ones I've had were more IPA then anything else
  20. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Zealot (589) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    Sounds great
  21. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,510) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    Another gimmicky beer from Stone. Imagine that.
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  22. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    A black ipa in and of itself has the malt profile of a porter/stout. Sure they taste like a "black ipa" cause they are so hoppy. But once you barrel age it the hops will move to the back and the roasty dark beer qualities will shine.
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  23. Wiscobrew

    Wiscobrew Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2011 Nevada

    I hope this sees the same distro as Charred did. Interested to give it a try.
  24. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    I doubt it, it will likely be hoppier still than a barrel aged stout or porter. Mark my words.
  25. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California

  26. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (241) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Hopefully this sees national distribution. Was a damn shame that the first round of QMs that saw distribution were the worst beers they ever put out.
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  27. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Doom was still hoppy after barrel... You can be damn sure SSR will be too. It has a longer best by date than Stone's IPAs so it will be just fine. A great beer to BA IMO.
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  28. Gr1mmy77

    Gr1mmy77 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 South Carolina

    South Carolina seeing this? We got hosed on the southern charred so I can see that happening too
  29. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    OH did too so I feel your pain. D:
  30. ERRL710

    ERRL710 Initiate (172) May 6, 2013 Illinois

    I wonder how long it was aged, and how much the hops faded...Could be interesting...
  31. trentbent

    trentbent Initiate (126) Sep 27, 2013 New York

    I have been planning to try the original Sublimely. I only tried a Black IPA for the first time the other day, Galaxy Dark Star Black Hop Ale, which was fantastic. Next day I had a Back in Black from 21st Amendment and honestly wasn't that impressed; it wasn't roasty/malty or hoppy enough for me. So I'll pass on this expensive lmtd release unless I've gotten a chance to try the original first. More for the rest of you.
  32. vurt

    vurt Savant (987) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Stone SSR is a tasty black IPA, and I've had a number of Templeton Rye barrel-aged beers which were very good. But man, I don't think this combo sounds good at all.
  33. dianimal

    dianimal Aspirant (224) Apr 18, 2012 California

    I hope to try this one...
  34. Rhf9120

    Rhf9120 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Rhode Island

    Definitely gonna have to find this and try it.
  35. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,274) Jan 4, 2013 California
    Society Trader

    Sounds pretty damn good.. Any idea about ABV?
  36. mxchap

    mxchap Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 California

    SN Bourbon Barrel Aged Torpedo is the only barrel aged IPA I have tried (loved it). Definitely looking forward to this
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  37. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,454) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    Not to be rude, but have you even had Sublimely Self-Rghteous? This beer will almost surely be good.
  38. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Savant (908) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    So what's the point of making it an "IPA" then? Why not just barrel age their porter or Imperial stout?
  39. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Savant (908) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I'd like to see them try their hand at a lager someday, or maybe a hefeweizen, but I'd be too afraid the beer would end up over-hopped or in a barrel.
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  40. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Not to be rude but sticking something in barrels doesn't automatically make it better. Their barrel program has been a huge mess so I get to be skeptical of them sticking a black IPA in some barrels.
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