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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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5,662 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,662
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 248
Gots: 606 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew is consistent through all five categories - overwhelmingly so, in that regard, and damn great because of that. Just pitch blackness when held up to light, smells of licorice, coffee, tobacco, ...must? ... the taste follows the appearance which follows the smell...mouthfeel follows the aforementioned, just big, robust, roasty...overall just wonderful big american dark ale!

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with almost no light coming through. Big honkin sand colored head and layers of lacing.

Lots of warm roasted wood, juniper, hefty smokiness, and huge hop aroma to round things out.

Taste dives into rich woody smokiness, deep roasted semi-sweet malts, and a slap of resinous bitterness across the palate. Piney hops come through strong but well balanced. A touch of booze.

Mouthfeel is nearly chewy, warming, pungent and dry.

Another angry one from Stone. Loaded with layers of flavor. Just try it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours jet black with an immense biege head, and copius amounts of lacing

S: pungent fruity and floral hops meshed with roasted malt. The hops dominate but it isn't one dimesional.

T: not very balanced, but then again, I think this normal for this style. I feel that the black aspect of this ale is underdeveloped as it warms though this changes.

M: smooth and creamy. Perfection.

O: a wonderful beer one of the few I like of this style.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,662 ratings.