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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,974 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,974
Reviews: 1,816
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 216
Gots: 358 | 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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mbabble

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-10-2012 16:19:22 | More by mbabble
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matt062286

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

02-10-2012 14:50:29 | More by matt062286
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beermaned

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-10-2012 14:35:06 | More by beermaned
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a standard pint.

A - Almost black with a one finger tan head that sticks around for a while. When held up to the light I see some ruby flashes and can just barely see through to the other side of the glass. It leaves a nice tiered lacing down the glass.

S - Floral hops and roasted malts. No need to look any further because they meld perfectly and nothing more is needed.

T - I get citrus and piney hops which are met quickly by the malt. Some molasses, spicy notes, and sweetness on the tail end, but mostly a tug of war between the bitter hops and toasted malts. It is a stale mate that demonstrates perfect balance. I get more and more orange as it warms. Truly delicious.

M - Carbonation is just right; combines with the thick body to give a creamy feel. Just slightly tingly on the tongue but extremely smooth.

O - American Black Ale is one of my favorite styles and this is the gold standard in my opinion. I often find beers of the style to either favor the roasted and smoked or IPA side of the style, but this one is so perfectly balanced that I have no complaints. Stone sometimes underwhelms me, but this is an amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 04:40:00 | More by NoLeafClover44
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NikkoE82

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-09-2012 22:10:25 | More by NikkoE82
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thomismydad

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-09-2012 17:13:45 | More by thomismydad
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-09-2012 05:00:54 | More by msarver16
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mikemoeller112

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-09-2012 03:35:41 | More by mikemoeller112
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-09-2012 00:16:46 | More by daverdave
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bearisprime

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-08-2012 22:43:05 | More by bearisprime
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-08-2012 22:14:42 | More by Fitzmke
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HopHeadInOhio

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-08-2012 13:00:11 | More by HopHeadInOhio
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-08-2012 07:24:21 | More by InfernoBoss
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Acforster2

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-08-2012 06:23:54 | More by Acforster2
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ChumleyX

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-08-2012 03:06:50 | More by ChumleyX
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

02-07-2012 21:50:50 | More by cjtwigger
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eorwar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-07-2012 20:04:09 | More by eorwar
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2012 18:24:53 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2012 07:07:33 | More by Diomede
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DeezGunz14

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-07-2012 00:56:52 | More by DeezGunz14
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-07-2012 00:29:14 | More by jwat
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Hampton77

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-05-2012 02:58:33 | More by Hampton77
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-05-2012 01:32:34 | More by stampfler07
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jar2574

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gigantic head with huge tan bubbles and perfect retention over midnight black beer - no light comes through even if you hold it right up to a light bulb. Lacing clings to the side. Amazing looking beer.

Smell is bright orange citrus hops backed by pine hops. I dig. I dig a lot.

Taste is darker and maltier than the smell, with a unique, powerful blast of roasted malts blended with orange/pine hops. A very American West Coast in-your-face beer with such overpowering malts and hops. Like most Stone products, a beer drinker's beer, not made for the masses whose thirst is quenched by bland highly carbonated, slightly metallic, light beers.

Alcohol? What alcohol? The strong flavors mask the 8.7%. Beware. The one downside here is drinkablity - both because of the high alcohol content and the overwhelming flavors. I wouldn't consider it a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 00:46:34 | More by jar2574
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black as coffe. Thin spiderwebbed lacing hangs around.

S: chocolate tone with hints of pine.

T: a malty smooth transition to a bitter "Stone" bite.

M: overbearing carbonation then ending sharp and dry.

O: not my favorite Stone creation, but it's no doubt another unique creation for the lineup. They call it an ale, I call it a bitter porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 23:11:07 | More by greencovesteve
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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