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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,127 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,127
Reviews: 1,820
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 422 | 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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-28-2013 04:39:19 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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MisSigsFan

California

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

Such an interesting beer. It has the hop profile of an IPA, but the malt profile of a porter or stout. Pine resin taste from the hops and a roasted taste from the malt. Also, a hint of chocolate or espresso as well. I would definitely have this beer again. Another great from Stone,

05-28-2013 03:39:24 | More by MisSigsFan
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark black with red hues and two-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted forever. Fantastic lacing.

S: Resin hops. Chocolate. Very nice, but somewhat mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Burnt notes, chocolate, coffee, hops. Very nice.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Somewhat thin.

O: This is a really interesting beer. Tastes like an IPA/stout.

05-28-2013 02:00:54 | More by SolipsismalCat
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-27-2013 21:28:42 | More by KohlbeckM
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KevT

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-27-2013 19:46:28 | More by KevT
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-27-2013 04:42:54 | More by Kerrie
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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

looks like a porter on the foam and on the sides when you tilt the glass. not as thick-looking as a porter or stout but very dark and chocolate-y.
smells a bit hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so.
tastes a bit hoppy, but there actually tastes like some chocolate, and espresso....
overall, okay... after an underberg it tasted a lot better. straight 4's . . . . .

05-26-2013 23:52:24 | More by pkalix
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dcloeren

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-26-2013 16:46:06 | More by dcloeren
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William85

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-26-2013 05:34:18 | More by William85
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kingslotty

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2013 03:36:08 | More by kingslotty
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-26-2013 02:46:23 | More by megamass
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2013 01:34:44 | More by JeffTheJuice
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lpayette

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-25-2013 22:08:35 | More by lpayette
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anvilx

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-25-2013 20:27:30 | More by anvilx
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Hoozierdaddy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-25-2013 19:19:43 | More by Hoozierdaddy
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.78/5  rDev +13.3%

Picked up a litre growler of this the other night from the new Stone Brewing World bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station in Point Loma and poured it into a Bitburger branded stemmed pilsner glass.

Pours like iced espresso coffee with auburn highlights when held up to the light, massive tan head that mushroomed over the edge of my glass with ridiculous amounts of lacing from the first sip to the last. Smell is like a West Coast IPA - extremely hop forward right off the bat - chlorophyllic and resinous, as it warms aromas of carmel and roasted malts emerge, balancing the aggressive hoppiness perfectly - hints of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans as well. Flavor is amazing and on point with what the nose suggests - hops abound with earthy goodness that coats the palate, sweet toffee and carmel, fresh milled grains, espresso and cocoa nibs round the flavor profile perfectly - insanely tasty and so well balanced! Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium bodied which is just insane for a beer clocking in at nearly 9% ABV - chewy but finishes clean and dry, carbonation is perfect for the style with a lingering bitterness from the 90 IBU's. Where is the alcohol - barely detectable - a bit of warmth with all those hop oils but other than that, you'd never know what this one clocks in at.

More please!

05-25-2013 02:17:38 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -7.8%

A - poured to a frozen tumbler- large head that I had to wait on to get the entire glass poured. Dark chocolate color w/ decent clarity

S - light hoppy aroma

T - a decent beer but not one of Stone's best efforts. Seemed like a cross between a golden ale and a poorly made stout

M - good carbonation

O - worth the try but not going to fit on my list of regulars

05-24-2013 23:39:51 | More by Segelstrom
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

P- Wegmans

A- coffee black with a nice 2 finger tan foamy head. Gorgeous lacing and head sticks around.

S- resin hops with a burnt malt presence on the back end. Very nicely done Stone!

F- nice hop presence that tastes like pine resin and burnt malt. Very tasty.

M- chewy and creamy. goes down with ease.

O- great beer from stone. All i can say.

05-24-2013 22:49:38 | More by Dodo2step
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Spaz7

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-24-2013 20:11:49 | More by Spaz7
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Obsidian

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-24-2013 05:36:02 | More by Obsidian
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TranceTF

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-24-2013 01:07:40 | More by TranceTF
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Thecasehead

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2013 23:37:25 | More by Thecasehead
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Michael_20P

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2013 23:23:39 | More by Michael_20P
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sjanowiak

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-23-2013 20:17:41 | More by sjanowiak
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visionaries

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-23-2013 17:17:21 | More by visionaries
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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