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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,511 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,850
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 234
Gots: 532 | 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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Photo of dwren89
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pretty much jet black with thin tan head, opaque so no discernible clarity

Aroma: roasty and malty, slight alcohol note, a slight meaty/cheesy note

Taste: very malty and roasty, but with a cheesy like flavor that just doesn't seem to fit. I don't know I I have a bad bottle or what (the drink by date is not for another 6 weeks and I have stored it in my fridge since I bought it). Overall not bad, but I didn't get the citrusy flavors nearly as much as the other reviewers of this beer did, which makes some sense as cheesy flavors are a result of degraded hops.

Mouthfeel: thick, chewy, and full bodied, medium-low carbonation

Overall: I think I got a bad bottle of this beer, because every other Stone beer I've had has been great. This one just had a funk to it that was a little cheesy. Great roasty and malty flavors with some solid bitterness on the finish.

dwren89, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -5.2%

dbc5, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of SirVessa
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

SirVessa, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Javi_bobby
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Javi_bobby, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another beer I've tried quite a few times, reviewing for the first time.

A - 4.75 - Great looking beer, dark brown/black/opaque with a light tan 2 finger head that sticks around for a while with some sparse lacing.

S - 4.50 - Citrusy/piney hops with a dark malt backbone and some hints of oats. Roasty/chocolate malts with a hint of coffee.

T - 4.50 - Citrusy hops are very intense with grapefruit/lemon/lime zest, some piney tones. Some roasted/chocolate malts but very in the background. Mostly hop flavor.

M - 4.75 - Great medium-high carbonation. Strong bitterness from the hops. leaves a nice bittery hoppy aftertaste. Slight hint of roastiness in the aftertaste.

O - 4.50 - Good beer, great black iPA, not as amazing as Stone's IPAs and Imperial Stouts. I'd probably say Wookey Jack is a bit better, with Dad's Little Helper (Rogue) and Dubhe (Uinta) being quite a bit below this.

ISmith87, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of GWhite
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

GWhite, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -28.9%

timjim1327, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Zorora
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Zorora, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Evarigan, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of thampel09
4/5  rDev -5.2%

thampel09, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of TravisR
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TravisR, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Trappist_Vince
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Trappist_Vince, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of tviz33
4/5  rDev -5.2%

tviz33, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev -5.2%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Solid black with very good white foam. Decent lacing.

Smell: Strong pine and coffee. Very earthy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Initially lots of strong Cascade hops. Finishes with strong coffee. A bit too bitter, but very enjoyable. Mouthfeel is surprisingly crisp, rather medium-bodied for a black ale.

Overall Drinkability: I would have liked some more roasty notes in this beer, but it works as an IPA.

tjsdomer2, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of dtresca
2/5  rDev -52.6%

dtresca, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheMrFarnham, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of seanchai
4/5  rDev -5.2%

seanchai, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ChipMurray
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of KolbMarley
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

KolbMarley, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Farewell_Transmission
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Farewell_Transmission, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of TallSaint
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TallSaint, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of steamboatbrewer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

steamboatbrewer, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of RDW
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

RDW, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of h4ger
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

h4ger, Aug 10, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,511 ratings.