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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,010 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,010
Reviews: 1,817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 370 | 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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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
The beer pours a deep and dark chocolate brown. Very little head forms that is a dark tan. The beer also leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell:
I smell hints of dark chocolate mixed with roasted malts. The hops are a nice citrus smell that balances out the malt.

Taste:
I get nice mix of roasted malts with citrus hops. In addition to the roasted malts, the beer also has a slight dark chocolate taste to it. The aftertaste mainly consists of citrus hops.

Mouthfeel:
A dry feeling with little carbonation.

Overall:
A very good beer and the best American Black Ale that I've had for a while. Personally, I wish that this came in a 6-pack.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 02:44:36 | More by HattedClassic
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GennyCreamAle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-28-2012 02:36:14 | More by GennyCreamAle
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alwaysplayin

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-27-2012 19:17:07 | More by alwaysplayin
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LukeONeill


4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-27-2012 04:55:24 | More by LukeONeill
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pubsp

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-26-2012 22:11:22 | More by pubsp
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-26-2012 05:45:41 | More by Rocketman8911
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BarHop510

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-25-2012 21:27:30 | More by BarHop510
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-25-2012 18:48:01 | More by craftbeer31
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Pugsly

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-25-2012 02:53:34 | More by Pugsly
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wolfeman007

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-25-2012 00:01:57 | More by wolfeman007
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Nikkibird

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-22-2012 03:04:33 | More by Nikkibird
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours near black in color, pours with a two finger creamy head that is mocha brown which lingers nicely and leaves a ton of lingering lacing
S: nice citrus hop notes up front, very slight caramel malts slide in at the end
T: nice citrus hop notes initially, very fresh, then the malts kick in really nicely towards the end which helps to really even it out, very yummy
M: smooth with very gentle carbonation, slight kick at the end, very creamy
O: a great balck ipa really delicious and well balanced, everything i had hoped this brew would be, ill pick it up again in a heartbeat

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 00:39:17 | More by BigPlay1824
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sneth019

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-21-2012 23:00:45 | More by sneth019
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown,almost black. Nice frothy tan head with excellent retention and lacing.

Smell: Citrusy pine hops.

Taste: Blended pine needles

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lack of carbonation.

All I can taste is the hops, and I'm not a fan of these particular hops. That doesn't take away from the fact that this is a quality beer, but I don't care for it much. As a side note, this was first brewed in 2007 as the Stone 11th Anniversary Ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 22:46:43 | More by donmonkey1
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2012 17:50:26 | More by xHopHeadx
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kchannel9

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-21-2012 12:35:20 | More by kchannel9
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Marti403

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-21-2012 07:21:28 | More by Marti403
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dominic4beer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2012 02:41:17 | More by dominic4beer
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cynical1027

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-21-2012 01:07:09 | More by cynical1027
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Nage37

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-20-2012 22:26:37 | More by Nage37
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review done from notes - Had on tap at Indiana Brewers Guild Winterfest. (1 of only 2 beers stone had on tap that night)

A - Looks like used motor oil, dense dark black color with a thin dark brown head. You can still see some carbonation bubbles rise up the side.

S - Nice aroma, some hop forward characters with lots of different malts ligering leaving hints of coffee chocolate and a bit of sweet caramel. Also a strong piney hop flavor leaving giving this a full balanced aroma.

T - Spectacular! I've never had such a dark beer have so much hop flavor it. All the hops completely overpower any chance the malts had to make this a sweet beer. The strong piney hops give this beer such a unique flavor, its very refreshing.

M - I was expecting a much thicker feeling taste. This poured pretty heavy, but as I drank it I realized the viscosity was actually pretty thin. Still had a good amount of carbonation making for a drinkable, refreshing beer.

O - Overall a world class beer, Not a perfect 5 but close.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 17:45:07 | More by rogueleonardi
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EddieG28

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-20-2012 17:36:39 | More by EddieG28
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MickeyHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-20-2012 02:16:10 | More by MickeyHops
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ChadT89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-20-2012 01:18:36 | More by ChadT89
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2012 23:45:14 | More by CarpalTunnell
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,010 ratings.