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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,297 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,297
Reviews: 1,829
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 231
Gots: 494 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Cory-WC, Jun 27, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

What a great beer! Dark, a really dark tan color--almost black. Fair carbonation. Coffee fan? You will love this bitter beer! Feels creamy in the mouth, goes down smooth, but has an unexpected bitter finish. This beer is overwhelming, and pretty much dominates your palette. Do not start with this first unless you only plan on drinking this all night, or plan to move up to something even more rich in flavor.

BigBrewStu, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jlisuk, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Drknight, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jwps214, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Brewzma, Jun 26, 2013
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GRBLUE12, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

micko323, Jun 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

TimHitchings, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

LGB362, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dvmin98, Jun 26, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imbibed at Market Beer Co. on 6/25/13.

Pours black, amber around the edges with a dark tan head that dissipates to a thin layer. Laces great. Resinous, dank, and piny describe the initial aroma, with grapefruit, cream, chocolate, baking bread, and toast accompanying. Flavor is intense and bitter to start. Resin an bark followed by dark malt chocolate, roast, cereal, then the heat from the alcohol sets in and the intense bitterness washes over. It's almost too abrasive. The feel is balanced with a dry finish.

Love the beer, but if they scaled back the bitterness it would be superb. As it is, this is great beer with a small flaw to my palate.

Philousa, Jun 25, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a bomber from Von's. Always ignored this and opted for Ruination instead....not this time.

A: Best by 9/16/13. Pours black. That sumbitch is black. No light is getting through that. Thus, I can't tell what the carbonation is doing. Vigorous swirl kicks up a finger and a half of espresso creme colored head. Lacing is good, with bits sticking to the glass.

S: Smelled it as soon as I opened the bottle. Huge notes of grapefruit, pine and other delectable West Coast IPA smells. The malt underneath is nothing of the sort. Notes of bitter chicory, roasted malt and espresso are beneath the big aromas of citrus and tropical fruit.

T: The forward palate is fruity on the tongue. Smoky oily mid palate, with transitions to light roasted coffee before the hops take over and take a more aggressive tone of evergreen and citric soapiness. Running through the finish are big notes of stone fruit, with nectarine being dominant. The aftertaste is dominated by juicy notes of nectarine, with a bit of the soapiness still clinging on. Not a touch of alcohol heat, with it only contributing to the fruity notes.

M: Pretty damn light on its feet considering its pushing 9%. Not overdone. Hell, it's light for the style.

O: I am duly impressed. Gives Wooky Jack a run for its money.

McStagger, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

KCAS81, Jun 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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SoCalStout, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BeerHunter76, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

njable, Jun 23, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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