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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,308 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,308
Reviews: 1,830
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 232
Gots: 497 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

fizzyted, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 6 oz bottle with no date poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Black body with faint deep red glimmers when held up to a light source. Light brown head with decent to low lacing and decent retention.

Smell - A forest by the ocean. Reminds me of North Carolina. Woody, chocolate, lots of wet grass, floral. Tobacco and ash. Some fruity sweetness peeks through when given a swirl. One of the best smelling beers I've had in a while.

Taste - Wow. Hard fast and complex. Starts of with a light hint of thin sweetness followed quickly by a strong hay-like hop kick and bitterness. Builds up into a lime peel and creamed coffee bittersweetness. Finishes with a healthy hop and malt buzz, mostly leaning to the hoppy side, that lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and full bodied with a bite-y alcoholic effervescence and some solvency. Warming booziness.

Overall Drinkability - Very drinkable, especially considering the kick and alcohol content. I want to dub it an extreme session (though the bros already have a different use for that term).

ZenAgnostic, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

A - Gorgeous head, creates an inch or more of pillowy white head with great lacing and retention. Opaque black body.

S - Grapefruit hops dominate the nose, with some roasted malts coming through. A porter on steroids is definitely a good way to summarize the aroma.

T - Roasted malts and coffee, with a strong bittering hop edge to the finish. Great balance between the two, really a treat.

M - Smooth and creamy with a medium amount of carbonation. Medium-bodied.

O - Had this a few times and it's been consistently solid. Great balance between the hop profile and the malts.

StarshipPoopers, Dec 20, 2011
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BHOBS, Dec 20, 2011
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,308 ratings.