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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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94
outstanding

5,092 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,092
Reviews: 1,819
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 223
Gots: 409 | 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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Orion901

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-22-2012 02:51:52 | More by Orion901
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WMEugene

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-21-2012 11:58:54 | More by WMEugene
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-20-2012 00:12:27 | More by illini4x4
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xnapshot

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -23%

03-18-2012 16:48:29 | More by xnapshot
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-18-2012 04:31:06 | More by wildcats10
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-18-2012 04:21:26 | More by andrewborstein
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vr6corrado

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-18-2012 03:34:08 | More by vr6corrado
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-17-2012 16:55:47 | More by ScottyC54
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-17-2012 04:31:17 | More by TheRougeBastard
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours black in a snifter with off-white to very light tan head. Looks like a glass of coca-cola.

Smell is very bold hoppiness. Nice citrus smell (grapefruit). Little bit of chocolate presence in the smell as well.

Taste follows the smell pretty well. There is some toasted malt, caramel, chocolate and lots of citrus and hoppy bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Medium bodied.

Overall this was very drinkable. I thought it had lots of character.

03-17-2012 02:06:39 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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TonyT013

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-17-2012 01:39:32 | More by TonyT013
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Robeerto89

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-17-2012 00:30:51 | More by Robeerto89
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Jaldama

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-16-2012 08:15:12 | More by Jaldama
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-15-2012 22:47:38 | More by robieobie1
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-15-2012 14:40:21 | More by oldp0rt
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-15-2012 05:10:21 | More by Mealhouse
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-13-2012 01:03:31 | More by MerkurKing16
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mrshoes

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-12-2012 18:41:28 | More by mrshoes
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JedSeed

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-12-2012 07:21:31 | More by JedSeed
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Hack72

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-12-2012 06:35:11 | More by Hack72
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-12-2012 00:19:41 | More by WritersBlock
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jorgemir

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-11-2012 05:12:59 | More by jorgemir
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

22oz bottle

A: Nice thick and frothy, khaki colored head that starts to fade over time, but leaves a thin head for the whole beer, very dark brown to black color, lots of nice lacing

S: Bit of hops up front, roasted malts, chocolates, good balance of smells, very pleasing

T: Very tasty, people who do not enjoy this beer style should not be reviewing this beer, tasty from start to finish, I can't say anything bad about the taste, almost a 4.75 if available

M: Maybe I just got a good batch? This is very good, good carbonation for over 8%, smooth and silky, very good mouthfeel

O: Great stuff, I'm kicking myself for not purchasing more bottles while having the opportunity when out of state

03-11-2012 05:06:20 | More by derkfromwi
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AndrewRoecker

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-10-2012 21:44:53 | More by AndrewRoecker
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DM1293

California

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%

This is a peculiar Stone drink. Looking at it initially, it definitely lives up to its "Black Ale" by being as dark as any stout. I tilted it up to the light and got a dark amberish brown color. Smell is initially hops and something underneath, but I also got a lot of piney grapefruit in the background.

The taste is where I don't really agree with it. The hops don't quite mix well, because citrus-y sweet into a stouty-toast doesn't sit well to me. The initial taste is alright though, the hops are quite good...almost too much of the grapefruit comes up though, and when the bitterness comes up it doesn't quite balance it out.

The beer changes when it sits though. What was hops into bitter...actually became more malty as I drank it. After polishing off half the beer I poured in the rest of the bottle to top it off, and it didn't really go back to hop-sweet. I'm not sure why.

Overall, its not bad. Its not the best I've had from Stone, but its still a solid ale.

03-09-2012 06:53:59 | More by DM1293
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,092 ratings.