Friday, 25 October 2013

Beer #102 - Adnams/Stone Supremely Self Conscious Black Ale (Wetherspoons Autumn Festival Special!)

When browsing the beer list for the festival this one immediately caught my eye. Stone is one of the States’ most highly regarded craft brewers and Adnams is one of my favourite UK breweries. This beer follows the recent trend (and misnomer) of black IPAs, a heavily hopped IPA style beer that is more like a porter in appearance. I recently read an interesting article on the emergence of the black IPA on the Guardian which can be read here. Supremely Self Conscious Black Ale pours a deep black and the smell is absolutely heavenly. As you’d expect with something from Stone there are some big hoppy flavours here but they aren’t too strong nor overpowering. Really enjoyed this.     


Brewery: Adnams/Stone Brewing Co. Collaboration
Country: United Kingdom
ABV: 5.0%

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