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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,507 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,507
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 233
Gots: 530 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Photo of Brubaker
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours black with a 3+ finger light mocha colored head. Slight deep red hues on the edges. Slight head persists.

S- I could smell it the moment it was opened. On closer inspection the intense spicy hops are first immediately followed by strong malts. No alcohol in the nose.

T- First flavor is sweet as it roll over the tongue. The fruit & flower of the hops fight the coffee roast for second. Alcohol pops in for third flavor. Then the hop bitter show up forth. The coffee comes back fifth surrounded by sweet, bitter, & alcohol persisting for a very long time. The roast & bitter accumulate as one drinks.

M- Smooth in the mouth. Fine textured with light but prevalent carbonation.

O- Wow! That's enjoyable. Great range of big flavors as equally balanced as 3 UFC fighters playing King of the Hill. This is good for any occasion.

Would Drink
Would Buy
Would Make

Brubaker, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

darinlstewart, Aug 23, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale is black, and it quickly eats up any attempt color throws at it, only in the outer edges of its deathly grasp can you faintly detect a simple shade of red escaping. This beats is trapped by a thick billowy cloud of bubbles, tan in color and very tempting, like the sirens of old as described to me by Homer…and they bring friends, many friends to lure you into their depth (good lacing). If you’ve been to hell and back, then you certainly recognize the odor of sulfur (hops, hops and more hops all mixed in with some dark fruit and citrus aromas here and there). If you’ve ever eaten Eskimo P***y then this beast will fair no different, among the best tastes in the world. Simply delightful for a hophead; relatively light bodied for this brewer, but the hops are present and do not disappoint. The roasted barley is fresh and its bite is mild and only gives you a hint of the alcohol it contains. The citrus flavors you feel when it first hits you are quickly transformed into a lasting and lingering burnt hops aftertaste. This is a very good ale!

vickersspitfire, Aug 22, 2012
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carlitos92, Aug 19, 2012
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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,507 ratings.