Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous AleSublimely Self-Righteous Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,610 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,610
Reviews: 1,859
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 238
Gots: 569 | 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%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Ryan_Graham
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour dark black, small head. Very intriguing scent. Taste starts thick, malty. It's a very complex flavor. I taste: raspberries, wheat, chocolate, coffee, honey. It's sweet, yet full-bodied. The aftertaste leaves you wanting more. Overall, this a very drinkable beer. The flavor is interesting. I went through a whole bottle without being able to put my finger on the exact flavor. I wish I would've bought two bottles!

I would certainly recommend this to a friend.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of AAG
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from a large cold bottle into a stein...this beer is definitely self-righteous!

Appearance - Extremely dark black; opaque; light, tan fluffy head; started about two fingers in depth and decreased to a finger but frothed nicely throughout the length of the beer. Very attractive appearance; my mouth is watering.

Smell - Sugary, malt-like, liquor-smell.

Taste - Tremendous surge of bitter hops on the first sip; really packs a punch; charcoal, burnt taste midway through; hops maintained their kick throughout but smoothed out nicely; thick hops malt; tremendous.

Mouthfeel - Bitter (not for the feint of heart) yet comfortable and smooth in its own way...

Overall - This is a tremendous ale; if you like a strong, hoppy beer this is the one for you; Stone proves why it is a hop-heads fantasy. I strongly recommend this one and will seek it out again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JAFoley
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Solid dark black and red body, with three fingers of super dense caramel tan head. Tons of lacing along the glass.

S - Strong sugary toffee malts.

T - Deep smokey malts upfront, washing away to pine and floral hops along with a huge punch of alcohol which all linger in the aftertaste leaving your mouth feeling warm and fuzzy.

M - Medium/full body with moderate amount of very fine carbonation. The texture is slightly sticky but slick enough to not last too long.

O - What a great beer to ring in the fall season. It's deep, dark, bitter, complex, balanced, what more can I say. I can't wait to be rocking this around a campfire, and it's got the ABV to keep me warm.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of zookerman182
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with a light tan huge foamy head.
Aroma is sweet and malty with a little bit of a roasted character.
Taste is roasted malts and caramel with a sweet note. Little bit of pine and not overly bitter. Slight coffee flavor and as it warms all the little flavors become larger.
Not boozy at all for such a high abv. Delicious version if a black ipa.

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,610 ratings.