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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,197 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,197
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 226
Gots: 456 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

LSx, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

anvilx, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MarkyMOD, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Ranger Creek tulip from a bomber

A: Looks like a heavy porter or a stout, but with some of the most beautiful head I've ever seen on a beer. It's a very lightly tan head that sticks around forever and laces immensely.
S: Doesn't smell at all like it looks. While it looks like a porter or a stout, it smells more like a pale ale or an IPA. There is a definite citrus lean to the nose, and very little of the roasty malt scents I was expecting... a very nice surprise.
T: The taste is again surprising, as it does not taste like a black IPA like it pretends to be. There is a malt heaviness to it, but there is not that roasty feel that you would expect from something this black. Again it seems more like a pale ale than anything, but this is far from pale! It's a conundrum of a beer for sure.
M: Smooth, velvety, it coats the tongue without being thick or chalky.
D: For a nearly 9% beer, this goes down almost too easily.

DRyan, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Lothore
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark blackish red letting very little light pass through with a tan, 1 finger head.

S- Smell is predominately hoppy with floral characteristics and dark fruit undertones.

T- Taste starts off like a weak stout with coffee and dark flavors followed by a hop bitterness reminiscent of an IPA.

M- Thick and highly carbonated.

D- This is a very drinakble brew, easily sessionable.

Lothore, Jan 01, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jerryt0000, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

gmcsierra91, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Jeriba
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thick, rich foam with some stubborn stuck-on lacing. Color is a nearly opaque black-brown with reddish highlights.

S: Strong malt presence with a hint of coffee as it warms, piny hop aromas, floral, and a hint of something like baby powder.

T: Roasted malt, dates, pine hop presence, citrus (orange juice), with some alcohol kick.

M: Good carbonation with a boozy kick.

D: This is my first taste of this style, and enjoyed it. I will definitely be back for more.

Jeriba, Sep 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

LukeONeill, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

RRC03, Monday at 09:08 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

joegard, Aug 01, 2014
4/5  rDev -5.2%

WOLFGANG, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

caponeduke, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Looks very dark brown with a creamy "mocha" head that sticks around. When heald to the light, a really nice ruby red can be seen.

Smells great. Not very potent though. I had to keep going in to try to pick out what I smell. I get a nice citrusy, tangerine smell. Smells like Stone.

It has a huge roasty, bitter presence with a bite of alcohol and goes down smooth. It is a bit harsh, but it is also very nice. No hop presence really in the taste, which is a little disappointing.

Overall, it drinks very solid. There is no offensive flavors to be found and is very expertly made. I just don't enjoy the taste enough to finish a 22 oz bottle. Definitely presents itself as a strong, alcohol forward beer.

raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jeffthepony, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

fosters9, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JohnnyMc, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jayhunter357, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jesse14, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

quine, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

baconman91, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this beer at Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, Va.

Beer was poured into the glass was inky black, no light would show through. 3 finger head, head dense and smoky in color. The smell of the beer was overwhelmingly one of grapefruit, odd but welcome. Taste was a blast of hops. Very bitter followed by a hint of sweentness. Again grapefruit taste at the very end. Mouthfeel was smooth with a bit of sharpness to it. An exellent beer, well worth the money I spent, but it is a one time thing I dont think I want another and least not right now.

ccoffeegod, Oct 21, 2007
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BeerThursdays, Nov 17, 2011
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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