ronaldtheriot (1064) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale has a very thick, foamy, beige head, a reddish-dark brown appearance, and pretty heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of brown bread and citrus juice, and the flavor is of citrus (hop oil), bitterness, brown bread, brown bread crust, and sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale finishes semi-dry, somewhat thick, not so bitter, and delicious. Overall, this is one to have. RJT
Brenhophead (510) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a decent off white head and a nice grassy, chocolate, toasted aroma that mingles well. Big bitter hit in the flavour that isnt overbearing but fitting. Stone fruits and dark chocolate dominates the flavour with a hint of espresso coffee. Very nice beer.
AndySnow (2251) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Deep brown colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, hops, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, raisin, caramel, malt. Liquorice in the finish.
dbhenry (81) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This ale has a nice floral aroma. It is very dark golden with a small head. The hop strength is full, yet it really doesn’t overpower the caramelized malty taste. Overall, this is a strong tasting ale and is quite good.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours dark brown - almost black, with a large tan head. Frothy. Smells of chocolate milk. Tastes of heavy chocolate, dark fruit, and grapefruit. Nice hops.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love it, love it, love it! Big, dark and rich, with a balanced body of dark chocolate, caramel, cascade hops, finishing with a long and delicious length. Spicy hops linger.
jmgreenuk (3252) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is orange citrus fruit with some grassy hoppy notes. The flavour is weak bitter with a dry malt spicy hop palate. The aroma was much better than the taste.
Barreras (821) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown almost black color. Aroma is citrus, and pine with a good scent of the alcohol content. The taste of the alcohol content comes through initially, with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. A bit of moldy, wet taste on the palate after the swallow. A good beer for the style.
wheresyourball (414) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, served in a pint glass. Pours dark black/brown with a small beige head. Nose is pine/citrus. Flavor is malt, cocoa, chocolate, with a bitter hoppy finish. Medium mouthfeel. Typically I’m not a fan of black IPAs, but I thought this was quite good.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Poured a dark brown to black with a small tan head that lingers throughout.
S - Lots of roasted chocolate
T - Again chocolate comes through along with a nice bittering from the hops. Finishes with a strong bitter hop taste with a slight warm alcohol tinge.
M - Fairly light, but good carbonation. Not too heavy, but does have a good thickness to it.
D - Another great beer from Stone. Not an overally complex beer, but it goes down pretty smooth and if you like a chocolate profile you’ll like this one.