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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,594 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,594
Reviews: 1,858
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 237
Gots: 562 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

A unique beer unlike anything I've had before. Truly remarkable flavors. Like the bottle implies, you'll hate this if you havent' had an ample sampling of beer over the years, and you may still.
Deep, complex and intricate flavors abound. To bring out some of the complexities in an enticing manner and to truly savor the finish this beer offers, enjoy with a cigar.

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3.24/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look- Look is exactly what i was expecting from the Oxymoron that is the Black India Pale ale, i expected it to be black with a mocha colored head and thats exactly what it is.

Smell- Smell is insane, imagine you took a super fresh draft guinness and set it on the table then right next to it put a cup of fresh hops and smelled them both at the same time through separate nostrils and thats what you will get with this with a hot scent of liquor in the back.

Taste- Let down, flavors clash wayyyy to hard, it trys to be a stout without a heavy body so you get that chocolate and char taste but then you get extreme bitterness from the hops because its trying to be an Imperial IPA at the same time and they do not flow smoothly o your taste buds, leaves an off flavor in your mouth that thankfully dosnt stick around its very similar to that skunk gross flavor that HopStoopid provides.

Feel- Mouthfeel is great once you get over the fact it taste like complete crap. Fully body feel like a lighter stout but still feels like an IPA mouth.

Overall i won't i wasn't too happy with the beer, i won't ever buy it again nor will i recommend it to anyone who is interested in trying a BIPA. spent 9.99 on a bomber and drank maybe 4 ounces of it before i dumped it all

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down slowly and leaves beautiful lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, some coffee, bitter pine resins, some caramel, floral hops and light citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some roasted malts, light coffee, some toasty/caramelly notes, bitter pine resins, light floral hops and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. I'm not a huge fan of the style to begin with but I must say that this one is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,594 ratings.