Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale Secondary Review by Z.P. & D.P.

Stone
Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
ABV – 8.7%

Review by Z.P.
Appearance – Very dark coffee color.
Smell – Sweet and Hoppy.
Taste – Very heavily roasted at the start the middle is piney and the end is a lingering hop flavor it goes on for quite a while.
Mouthfeel – Sticky.
Drinkability – One glass is enough for me.
Closing Notes – Stone always makes a quality beer. This is no exception, it just isn’t something I would want to drink all the time. The lingering hops on the end with a slight sweetness is very pleasant. There are a lot if complex flavors in this beer which are cool. Stone can be arrogant because they make awesome beer.
Overall- 3.0

Review by D.P.
Appearance – Very dark,  almost black.
Smell – Very strong hop presence,  like sticking your face in a christmas tree.
Taste – Very unusual.  All I can think of is pine pitch.  Lengthy bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Fine.
Drinkability – Only if you’re into the bizarre.
Notes – You might as well clamp a vise-grip to your tongue…..it’s that weird.  I dumped half of it out.
My call – 2.5

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BrewDog Riptide Secondary Review by Z.P.

BrewDog
Riptide
ABV – ?
Appearance – Very dark red.
Smell – Dark fruits and chocolate and wood, possibly oak.
Taste – The start is strong, lots of big roasted flavors then it mellows to an EXCELLENT roasted grain flavor with some nice sweetness from dark sugars.
Mouthfeel – Almost sticky. But it is nice.
Drinkability – I love this. I would drink an entire 750mL of it.
Closing Notes – This is incredible. The highlight of my beer drinking weekend thus far. Simply incredible flavors with great scents and just overall great style. It is worth noting the description on the side of the bottle is fantastic as well. Sad to hear this beer is being discontinued.
Overall- 4.5