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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,916 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,916
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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kflorence

California

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stone Brewery in Escondido, CA.

A: Poured a dark, opaque black in color with a nice half inch of thick, creamy off-white head atop that lasts for a long time and leaves tons of lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Tons of pine and citrus hops, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Potently potable!

T: Dense on the palate with predominant notes of pine hops, roasted malts and coffee with some dark chocolate. Finishes dry with lingering hop bitterness. As advertised in the aroma, this one packs a huge hop punch (like all Stone brews), though it remains fairly balanced without becoming overly bitter.

M: Pretty thick and heavily bodied with ample carbonation and an oily, syrupy and chewy quality on the tongue. A good amount of substance for the style without being overly thick and remaining fairly drinkable.

O: Lots of flavor and a high dosage of hops are sure to make this a pleaser. Very enjoyable on tap or in the bottle, though I would say on tap the hops come out a bit more and it tasted a lot more fresh and poignant. Very enjoyable, but I don't think I could drink more than one as it fills you up quickly. If you like dark, roasted brews and are a fan of hops, this one is for you. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2011 21:59:19 | More by kflorence
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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,916 ratings.