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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,197 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,197
Reviews: 1,827
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 226
Gots: 456 | 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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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Brams17, Saturday at 02:01 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

A: Dark, black oil color. Thick, light khaki head. Crystally lacing

S: Very earthy, wood, slight fruit hops and slight grassiness. I actually smell a little toasted marshmallow as I keep drinking it.

T: Very mellow, subdued and earthy. Smooth and not has heavy as you would expect. Just a faint bitterness to let you know that the hops are there.

M: Not thick, not light, just right. Little carbonation with chalky finish

O: Awesome, awesome beer. Black IPAs are always a hit or miss for me and this is right on. Would definitely drink again and it's probably my favorite bottled Stone Brewery beer.

Update: Just tried this beer with steak, blue cheese and soy sauce and it tasted amazing. This beer goes perfect with really savory food.

Dwkasper, Friday at 11:59 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

A - About 2 fingers of light khaki head. Great lacing and retention. Deep black body.

S - Floral hops and sweet malt with a touch of orange.

T - Floral hops, roasted malt, more floral hops and sweet orange. Very little bitterness.

M - Full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Easy drinking for the high abv.

O - I expected a lot more roasted malt and bitterness considering the style, but it was a great beer nonetheless. I'm thinking that the bottle I had was past its prime as far as intense hoppiness, but for some reason a lot of great hop flavors stuck around. Flavor profile reminded me of Terry's Chocolate Orange.

AirBob, Sep 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

So I had this (7 years old) side by side with Stone's 10th Anniversary (8 years old). Not bad, practically a barleywine-but I'm just gonna come out and say it. It could have used another year of age.

Tasted like a cross between a barleywine and an IPA, and, at this point, I would have preferred if it just went full IPA.

Muddy, brown color. Not flat, astonishingly.

tkdchampxi, Sep 05, 2014
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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