Denise, a brew buddy and coworker of mine, has been threatening to bring me a beer that showed her impression of me. Never one to turn down a free beer, I waited with bated breath to learn my coworker’s true feelings, and lo and behold, I was greeted with a bottle from Stone Brewing on my desk this morning, the apparently aptly-named Stone Brewing Sublimely Self-Righteous Strong Ale.
Stone Brewing Sublimely Self-Righteous Strong Ale poured a thick, solid black body into the glass, topped by a persistent, frothy tan head. Dark hops dominated the nose, with some grass and dried date notes.
Stone Brewing Sublimely Self-Righteous Strong Ale opened with a curious combination a bright citrus and burnt malts up front that was enhanced by a dry, herby hop background as it mellowed. A long, bitter burnt fade lingered for a good half minute.
Stone Brewing Sublimely Self-Righteous Strong Ale is well at home with the rest of the Stone line; big, bold, a little abrasive, and unapologetically boozy with an iconic, amazingly designed bottle graphic and several paragraphs of arrogant prose. Truly, sublimely, self-righteous.