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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,112 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,112
Reviews: 1,819
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 417 | 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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JCTewks

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-10-2013 03:08:39 | More by JCTewks
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-10-2013 02:11:26 | More by jarrgal
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-10-2013 02:07:12 | More by NastyNate11
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Chris_Mac

New Hampshire

3.56/5  rDev -15.6%

Darker than I was expecting, almost a black copper. Malts dominate the smell, big taste of caramel malts, dry hop bitterness, and alcohol. The head diminishes quickly, but leaves thick swaths of lacing on the way down. Hint of thick, syrupy mouthfeel, but vey pleasant. A strong filling ale, with lots of character. Definitely not an everyday ale, but makes a good impression when the occasion occurs.

06-09-2013 23:13:33 | More by Chris_Mac
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Evoforen

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-09-2013 15:11:18 | More by Evoforen
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-09-2013 08:19:03 | More by zestar
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MPSTARR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-09-2013 02:12:07 | More by MPSTARR
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-08-2013 23:35:14 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-08-2013 15:41:01 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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jdklks

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-08-2013 15:03:12 | More by jdklks
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-08-2013 12:47:19 | More by Mscarpen
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stella77artois

New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

22 oz. bottle, poured into pilsener glass.

A - Black. Dark stuff. A very dark brown at the bottom of the glass, only "non-blackness". Showed a very dark red-brown when held to light. A very thick, creamy, light brown head formed, shapshifted a lot, and stuck around. Fair amount of residuals.

S - Not a ton going on. Malt, hops, toffee/caramel and a similar aroma you gather from a red ale.

T - Yum! Up front there's an almost even mix of malt and hops. Some reviews mention a lot of hoppiness, I didn't notice a ton. Was a very good balance. A mild, pleasant sweetness w/ hints of caramel and spice. Lot's going on in the aftertase, too. In addition to above, could also detect a wheat-ish flavor. A very mild coffee tastes could be noticed, too. Alcohol noticed when warmed a tad. Caramel also more detectable when warmed. Did taste better cold (not ice cold, of course) I think. More of the up front flavors.

F - Typical for a strong ale. A decent thickness without a ton of carbonation feel. Felt a tad dry when warmed.

O - First time trying this beer and will certainly buy again. Love the look of this beer and obviously more importantly, the taste. A lot going on, yet nothing is out of place. Have yet to have a bad beer by Stone Brewing, and they're probably my favorite brewery. Highly recommend this brew.

06-08-2013 12:40:57 | More by stella77artois
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Dshep1340

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-08-2013 01:08:07 | More by Dshep1340
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Boga

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-07-2013 20:57:35 | More by Boga
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Jamesohn

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-07-2013 17:19:47 | More by Jamesohn
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smitty5245

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-07-2013 15:43:14 | More by smitty5245
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CLanda

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-07-2013 03:27:40 | More by CLanda
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Fizerfury21

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-07-2013 01:08:36 | More by Fizerfury21
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-06-2013 18:29:41 | More by Matthewpakula
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jbar920

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-06-2013 15:57:52 | More by jbar920
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-06-2013 15:54:16 | More by Ant4711
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-06-2013 15:24:03 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Cubieblu

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Served chilled in a Stella Artois Chalice, allowed to warm before drinking

A – Dark black with slight reddish around edge of glass if held up to light. 1 ½ fingers of light mocha colored head. Lots of alcohol lacing along the glass.

S – Big up front citrus and floral hops. When cold the roasted qualities didn’t really come out, but as it warmed up the roasted characters started coming out. Get a nice pleasant smell of the malts in the background.

T- Big hop forward beer. Lots of citrus, mostly of grapefruit. As it rolls over your tongue the roasted characteristics from coffee and bitter chocolate are slightly present. Then a nice bitterness of grapefruit gets you on the backend. Some alcohol is noticeable but just enough to let you know this is an imperal.

MF – Medium body with good amount of carbonation.

D – Very drinkable – goes down easily, maybe too easy.

06-06-2013 02:14:56 | More by Cubieblu
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hnandez

California

2/5  rDev -52.6%

06-05-2013 20:29:34 | More by hnandez
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JustJez

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-05-2013 18:11:30 | More by JustJez
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,112 ratings.