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.
May 25, 2009 @ 9:14 pm
Love this Beer!
Tasting new brews and some old at the Oregon Garden Beer festival this spring. Nothing compared to the greatness of Stones Black IPA.
I’m going to do my best to clone this beer for next winters drinking pleasures.
March 22, 2009 @ 7:07 pm
Been trying to get my hands on this stuff for the last few weeks. Can’t wait much longer!!!