Stone’s Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale is a big, dark black ale. There’s a lot of complexity in the beer, and a lot of malt that’s balanced out by massive quantities of hops. The scent is cedar, and the middle has brown sugar and sweet orange balanced with bitter orange peel and pine, and the finish is more orange and pine. I had expected this to be a maltier beer, but it’s not only balanced by hops, it’s definitely more of a hoppy, bitter beer offset by the malt in the background. Definitely not a beer for those who don’t like some bitterness. I, however, love it. One of the best I’ve had in quite a while.
I give it a 4.8 out of 5.