Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Black IPA - Espresso Beans

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Sublimely Self Righteous Ale With Espresso Beans added.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5416) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On draft at Freshcraft. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is rosted malts, coffee, and big hoppy, piney bitterness. Flavor is similar- the roasted malts and big coffee presence is there, but the piney hops overcome any effort by the coffee to allow balance. Light to medium in body and overwhelmingly hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10939) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at Freshcraft. Dark brown pour, light beige head. Hops and espresso galore! Big strong flavor of espresso, followed by hops and some roasted nuts. Fun and good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5539) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Draft at Stone brewery. Almost black pour, tan head. Pine, lots of espresso bean, light roastiness, hoppy bitterness, and dry overall. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 11, 2012
I tried this on tap at Lucky Pie in Denver, CO. I love Stone brewery! Unfortunately this is not one of my favorites from them. A lot of pine in the aroma and flavor with coffee notes. Too much pine, it over powers the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap Stone OSide. Black pour with a ring of tan foam. Aroma is rich expresso mixed with sharp pine and roasted malt. Taste is expresso, resinous pine, bitterness, and roast. Clean, almost creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
L.A. Beer Week 2012 at Stone-Pasadena. Coffee in the nose. Not roasty but not green either. That taste doesnt follow through to the taste and the bitterness level is lower than usual Stone standards. A fun twist on the SSR.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
On tap at Stone Pasadena Pre-Opening. Color is dark brown with a redish hue and with a small thin beige head. Aroma is fresh hops with chocolate and espresso and a hint of spice. Taste is initial espresso and finishes a little bit bitter. The body is a little thin (like my girlfriend). Overall a nice twist to Sublimely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skunk242 (1) - - SEP 19, 2012 does not count
Theres an awful lot of espresso in this beer. I told a friend that if you like chocolate covered espresso beans then youd probably be on board with this beer. I like beer better than chocolate so this "beer-covered espresso bean" is pretty tasty. Not something I could drink often or a lot of at any time but still really tasty. Its a little thin, which is to be expected considering the base beer for this and the espresso dominates. This isnt like drinking a coffee porter or stout where the base flavors are going to give more balance. This is more refreshing than a stout or porter for sure but also not as multi-dimmensional the way a stout or porter would be, which is what would keep me coming back for more usually. Overall, worth drinking, not worth going very far out of the way for.

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