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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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94
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5,001 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,001
Reviews: 1,817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 368 | 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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Black_ox

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-23-2013 06:05:03 | More by Black_ox
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-23-2013 02:21:54 | More by Callmecoon
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twkirkby

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-23-2013 00:17:08 | More by twkirkby
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firecrack0r

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2013 22:51:17 | More by firecrack0r
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2013 13:23:43 | More by SpdKilz
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IPeteA91

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-22-2013 05:25:50 | More by IPeteA91
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2013 03:26:52 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2013 03:07:28 | More by dwagner003
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gamanley

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-22-2013 03:02:44 | More by gamanley
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Bauzen

New York

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black body, tan head. Rings of foam get left along the glass every time you take a sip.

You wouldn't expect a beer that pours black as night to smell as hoppy as it does. Notes of coffee, chocolate, slight citrus, hops and malt. There's a lot going on.

Flavor is odd, it has the bitterness of an IPA, but shares its body with the flavor profile of a stout. Bitter finish, slightly spicy at times. Stone has an interesting way of attacking your palate with overwhelming flavors... This beer is really no different.

Can't quite understand it, but it's certainly different, and that makes it worth trying,

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:36:17 | More by Bauzen
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-21-2013 23:12:55 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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VirginiaJeff1

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-21-2013 19:32:15 | More by VirginiaJeff1
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verge

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-21-2013 18:04:32 | More by verge
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-21-2013 18:01:35 | More by jakecattleco
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-21-2013 00:35:42 | More by pin
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Ak555667

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-21-2013 00:30:43 | More by Ak555667
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Ctrauty

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-20-2013 01:42:18 | More by Ctrauty
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2013 23:22:31 | More by drgonzo2k2
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cbaker1985

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-19-2013 22:10:22 | More by cbaker1985
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CASK1

Florida

4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured to a Sam Adams "perfect pint" glass.

A - nearly opaque black with a hint of ruby highlight if held up to the sunlight. Tan head with decent staying power.

S - Hops dominate with a complex blend of citrus, pine, and herbal/woody aromas. Low roast malt in the background with hints of coffee and bitter chocolate. I also get some licorice. Very inviting.

T - Hop forward, but nicely balanced. Lots of piney, woody hops that linger all the way through the finish. Bitterness comes up fast and lingers into a long finish. Roast malt supports the hops, but stays in the background. Hints of coffee and burnt toast.

M - Medium-light body and medium high carbonation combine for a highly drinkable beer. Dry finish with some dark malt astringency. Very low alcohol warmth - very well hidden.

O - I seem to have a love-hate relationship with this style, and this one is definitely on the "love" side. I love the complex, dominant hop profile, but the roast malt supports the hops just right for the style. This beer reinforces Stone as a go-to brewery for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 20:44:18 | More by CASK1
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-19-2013 19:11:29 | More by cp45
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ShawnMH

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-19-2013 15:35:53 | More by ShawnMH
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-19-2013 14:51:17 | More by SonOfKyuss
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jdhowe

California

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle, Enjoy by 08/08/13 (not clearly printed, so it's possible this isn't the date).

A: Pours a deep brown (very minimal light passes through the edges, revealing a deep brown color, but otherwise it's black) with 1 1/2 fingers of foamy mocha head. Plentiful lacing down the glass.

S: All hops. Piney, earthy hop aromas predominate, followed by light alcohol.

T: Strong hop bitterness, a sweet malty backbone filling out the flavor profile, with coffee and roast flavors on the finish. The coffee was undetectable on the nose for me, and is a truly pleasant surprise.

M: thick, oily, and moderate carbonation. This coats the mouth and stays long after the sip.

O: I am very impressed by this beer. While I am far from a huge fan of Stone, this is definitely one of the best beers I've had by them, right up with Espresso IRS and Enjoy By. I would not hesitate to have this beer again, and I will probably purchase it again if I am in the mood for a black IPA-type beer, which is really what this reminds me of. If Hop in the Dark were available year-round, this would have a bit more contest, but as it is, this may become the go-to for me in its style.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 06:43:03 | More by jdhowe
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alanv

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2013 21:32:52 | More by alanv
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,001 ratings.