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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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5,192 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,192
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 455 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Mscarpen, Jun 08, 2013
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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.

stella77artois, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Dshep1340, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Boga, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Jamesohn, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

smitty5245, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CLanda, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Fizerfury21, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Matthewpakula, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jbar920, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Ant4711, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jun 06, 2013
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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.

Cubieblu, Jun 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

hnandez, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JustJez, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

cgentzkow, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

earljones199, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

hilgart1, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BushwyckCraft, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

blkcld, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

psykad, Jun 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

sdripper, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Jtrigonis, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

EricDu, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Newenglandcraftbrew, Jun 03, 2013
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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