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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,915 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,915
Reviews: 1,814
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 210
Gots: 331 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007)
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MikeyMikee

New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I did a side-by-side with a fresh self rightous and one that was about 9 months to a year old. I'll review the fresh one first and the aged one second. These are from my notes where I grade beer out of 100 so while the overall score is probably going to be a B or B+, Ill list their individual scores as I had them.

FRESH: 81/100

A- Very dark beer, kind of a DARK ruby reddish/copperish, not black though. An off white head.

S- Sharp citrusy hops with some floral notes and a very light roast as well. The smell is actually pleasant. There is also a semi sweet dark chocolate kind smell there as well.

T- Sharp citrus hops, very bitter but the roast flavor overpowers the hop flavor. If that makes sense? I guess thats the point of a black ale, bitter roastyness. The coffee is there, as is the chocolate. Alcohol is present too which normally isnt bad in stouts but doesnt fit into this style for me.

M- Bitter Hops that bite in the beginning and alcohol in the end. Carbonation stings a bit.

O- Not overwhelmingly drinkable, bu tI did enjoy it. Might have been a little too bitter and threw off the balance with the roast.

9 Months to 1 year old: 87/100

Completely different beer. Cellared at 55'F served at around 50'F.

A- This is a pretty dark beer, its about as close as you can get to opaque without actually being opaque. The head is a little darker than the fresh version, closer to brown.

S- Rich dark chocolate, coffee and espresso and some vanilla. Soft piney hops.

T- Light espresso, rich roasted coffee and semi sweet dark chocolate. The hops come through a bit but are mostly faded and there is a light biterness to it.

M- Great carbonation, mouthfeel is still a little thin but has a semi velvety feel to it. Just short of ideal. The bitterness is mostly faded and the alcohol burn/warmth is gone.

O- Very drinkable, much closer to a stout at this point. Its a completely different beer than a fresh selfrighteous.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 01:40:48 | More by MikeyMikee
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Served from 22 oz. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Body is a rich, rosewood-color, with a foamy ivory head forming on top.

S - Pine resin, grapefruit, and hemp dominate. Some hints of mint and smoke.

T - A resin bomb for sure. Sticky hop flavors including pine, hemp, and grapefruit bombard the palate. The malt have tones of raisins and toast. The finish is all piney bitterness and a whiff of smoke.

M - The hop oils almost give the beer a bit of a sticky mouthfeel. The body is a bit hefty and the carbonation is fairly mild.

O - Very good black IPA. A lot more dank, piney flavors than most in the style, but the high ABV and smokey malt flavors make it work.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,915 ratings.