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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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5,667 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,667
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 247
Gots: 618 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served (too) cold on tap in a small taster. Took repeated samples!!! It was that good, kept going back.

Dark brown, almost jet black with a modest head.

Nose is big with grapefruit hops. Some hints of dark fruit, not much in the way of malt.

Flavor is just fantastic, complementing the nose. Hint of chocolate malt, but not really like an American brown, more like a Black IPA. Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced for an IPA.

Overall this is a really fantastic beer. I like Stone XI, but I love this. Whatever the subtle difference is, it's for the better. Definitely something to stock up on.

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle purchased at Green's on Ponce and poured into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip.

A: Pours what appears to be black, but on closer inspection you see its a really dark brown with amber highlights around the edges when held up to the light. It has a nice large frothy small bubble head that leaves ring after ring of lace as the beer is consumed.

S: Just like in my tap experience with this one, I do not really pick up much in the way of hops in the aroma. However, they do seem a little more prevalent in the aroma than the tap pour did. Also, the malt sweetness is not so forward in the nose as the tap version.

T: Just like the tap version, the initial sweetness is quickly washed away with a load of hops which leaves quite a bitter after taste. The after taste is very similar to what I get when I drink a black up of coffee.

M: Medium body with a very smooth and creamy feel. I do not recall it being this smooth on tap.

D: Judging it based on the style listing here, there are quite a few Strong Ales that are probably more drinkable. If you threw it into the DIPA category, I think the score might be a bit higher.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber received in a trade with bkrefetz.

A- Gentle pour into a snifter glass reveals a black liquid with some light red hues when held up to the light. A generous two fingers of tan, foamy head adorn the top leaving excellent lacing.

S- Bourbon, vanilla, oak and a bit of roasted coffee. A hint of licorice is also noticable. Surprisingly, there's still a bit of a hoppy, fruity aroma that comes through even after the 2+ years this beer's been sitting.

T- Pretty much all the aromas come through in the taste. A good portion of bourbon, oak and vanilla comes through. Also present is the hops. It's not a punch in your face, but it is definitely there. A bit of a bitter, roasted finish.

M- Thick, velvety smooth, very little carbonation. No real complaints here.

D- This is the only area that takes a hit. While the beer is really good, it is just so sweet and high in ABV that it's tough to drink this one. A definite sipper, that's for sure. One glass is more than enough.

Overall, a great beer. Definitely reminds me of some of the barleywines that I've had, especially Behemoth.

Thanks again Brett for this fantastic brew!

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3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, Duvel snifter

This thing pours almost like a stout. Its dark, deep brown, almost black. Lighter brown around the edges, nice tan head.

Im looking at a beer that almost looks like a stout, yet when I take a whiff of it I get blasted with citrus hops. Alot of grapefruit, and some pine as well. Theres certainly some alcohol in the nose too. Pretty good, certainly not bad, the alcohol in the nose is only slightly distracting.

Hops up front with subtle malts, dark fruits, a little smokiness. Finishes sweet and dry, with lingering hop bitterness. If you drink this too cold, you'll really only be getting a big dose of hops. Reminds me of an American Barleywine but as other have said, it drinks a little easier.

This is thick, but also nicely carbonated.

I could have a couple of these. Its a little rough around the edges, yet drinks quite well.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,667 ratings.