It’s Day 12, the final day of the #12BeersOfXmas!
Stone – Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (8.7%, 1 pint bottle)
It pours dark black, and I mean totally black; no light is coming through this one; and it’s got a light brown head that laces the glass nicely and it’s lightly carbonated.
The aroma is full of tropical fruits and small hints of roasted malt.
The flavour is very reminiscent of the Stone IPA I had last week, delicately balanced tropical fruits, citrus and bitterness, but this time all set against a malt backbone that is more dry and has a hint of roastiness. This is one bloody good beer!
Overall this is a great Black IPA, possibly the best one I’ve ever had, and an awesome way to round off the 12 days!