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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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94
outstanding

4,997 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,997
Reviews: 1,817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 365 | 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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d0ggnate

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one pseudo-cellared since the anniversary a little over a year ago. Heard someone else say it was drinking well, so I thought it was as good a time as any to go ahead and see what has become of it in that time.

A: Rich brown/black pour into my imperial pint, nearly unable to see through my glass. A nice, tight-laced two finger head tops the glass.

S: Wow! I didn't expect it, but I was able to smell the rich malt and subtle hops without even lifting the glass to my nose. With an intentional sniff, more of the same roasted malt and smooth, soft hop aroma comes about.

T: A nice bitter, yet still smooth and creamy flavor pops up first. Gentle dark, bitter chocolate is what I'm reminded of. I also find background flavors of a bold hop familar, but not by name.

M: Very smooth and palatable. Bitter upfront with a nice smooth finish. Extremely drinkable and very flavorful at the same time. I find a welcomed complexity here.

D: If I remembered this beer as good as I have just experienced, I would have been reaching for it much more often in the past year. Alcohol isn't overbearing, familiar while also intriguing, and still leaves you wanting more. I'll finish my glass and remember how great the Stone 11th anniversary party was.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 05:12:12 | More by d0ggnate
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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,997 ratings.