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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,299 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,299
Reviews: 1,829
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 231
Gots: 495 | 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 Kuaff
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this bomber into a mug at cellar temperature.

It's got a dense, two-finger khaki head which sticks around awhile. This black ale is basically black, but it does have some transparency when it gets shallow in the glass... kind of like coke.

Smells like juicy, citric hops and chocolate. Somehow these two scents go VERY well together.

Tastes like hop cones drizzled with dark chocolate! A brilliant combination of resinous, tangy, grapefruity, bitter hops on the front end and roasted chocolate on the back end. It's kinda like bitter, unsweetened chocolate.

The mouthfeel isn't too pushy in any particular direction. It has seamless carbonation that just... fits.

This beer's title is well-justified. It IS righteous. Love it.

Kuaff, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

trentbrown89, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

cwd, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

neckbeered, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jborg, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

timbuktu1344, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of MistahBeah
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber best by 8/13

Appearance: Jet black with a tan coffee colored head. Lots of it too. 3 fingers originally that diminishes over time but never disappears. Lots of lacing with chunks clinging to the glass

Aroma: Big hop aroma. Citrus and grapefruit. Grassy earthy undertones. Malt background is roasty and sweet. Espresso and chocolate.

Taste: Starts out floral and fruity. Then big bitter hop profile with lots of citrus. Slightly minty. The flavor is big but the bitterness isn't overpowering. Mellows out with roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Aftertaste is grassy and piney. There is also a pleasant smoky undertone throughout. Complex and enjoyable

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light considering how much is going on here. Slightly slick and coating

Overall: Excellent. Very well-balanced with big flavors and very drinkable. Not much bad you can say about this. Affordable and very tasty. Approachable for fans of west coast IPAs and darker beers alike

MistahBeah, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dan027, Jul 02, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,299 ratings.