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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,582 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,582
Reviews: 1,856
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 237
Gots: 560 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a snifter...big black beer with the head of an IPA (if darker for the malt beneath it). Plenty of lacing. Tons of hops in the nose, with a dryness to them moreso than in a big paler IPA. Loads of hop bitterness on the tongue with some smoky after-tones. Cheers to Stone for making a very interesting beer in a style that doesn't come in six packs. Why aren't black IPAs more popular? At least most of the brewers who decide to make one know what they're doing. Mouthfeel is excellent and I recommend trying this beer.

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A: Very dark black, small head with really thick lacing running along the sides of the glass.

S: A nice smoky, roasted malt aroma, very strong.

T/M: Right up front there's a strong roasted malt taste, very coffee-like, a little bitter, then leavened by a fruity sweetness. A little alcohol bite in the finish.

O: Really great beer, dominated by more malty/roasted characteristics rather than strong hops.

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Stone Brewing co. Sublimely Self Righteous Ale/Stone 11th Anniversary

3.99 for a 22 oz bottle

Appearence: Deep Black center with red coloring coming towards the ends of the glass. nice 2 finger head, slightly off white.

Aroma: Smells malty more then hoppy as i expected. I get the smell of simcoe hops, how they smell when they are added to the boil.

Taste: Very hoppy with a roasty brown ale type finish. Almost a coffee like taste from the roastiness. If i were to pin point a hop I would say chinook though I may be wrong.

Mouthfeel: Well Carbonated. Classic feel of ripping the enamel off your teeth. Somewhat numbing to the tastebuds

Overall: Surely a Sublimely self righteous ale. Great Brew, If I were the one to make the call to bring this brew into the year round schedule I would have done the same. GREAT BREW

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,582 ratings.