Review – Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
From Stone Brewing Co. First Release Date: January 2009,
Hop Variety: Chinook for bittering, Simcoe and Amarillo for flavoring and dry-hop
Stats: ABV: 8.7%, 90 IBUs
Availability: Limited year-round availability in 22oz bottles and draft
Stone Brewing Co. – Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (The beer also known as Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, brewed almost two years ago)
Appearance: Black with a hint of red. Lets through less light than a Cabernet, but the little dot from the light bulb was violet. Copious amounts of dark tan head with moderate lacing.
Aroma: Stewed prunes and turbinado sugar.
Taste: An initial bit of sweetness and just a whiff of ripe fruit quickly give way to the Chinook hops. Finish is very dry and bitter with some minerals and yerba maté.
Mouthfeel: Thick and gelatinous (like not-quite cooled Jello) yet finishes clean, not cloying. Bitterness lingers more in your throat than on your tongue.
Drinkability: Pair this with a big steak or full-bodied cigar or you may not get very far.