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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,116 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,116
Reviews: 1,819
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 419 | 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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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-03-2014 01:40:52 | More by tbeer40
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-26-2011 19:50:26 | More by fizzyted
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-19-2013 19:32:46 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-10-2013 18:20:43 | More by Thishops4u
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mrchrisray

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-04-2013 23:36:00 | More by mrchrisray
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-29-2013 21:52:50 | More by Moses_Malone
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-29-2014 16:59:06 | More by Furley80
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%

Pours black (obviously since it's a black IPA) with a fairly thin, tannish oily head that forms to about half a finger and then dissipates to a bubbly surface layer. Some lacing remains on the glass, which is nice.

Very aromatic. Dark roast coffee along with an earthy & cascade hop. A bit of alcohol on the nose as well.

Sipping is much more hoppy than I originally expected. Lots of dark roasty malt but not as chewy as expected. A nice bit of burnt coffee hits on the finish w/ a bit of the alcohol coming through subtly.

Body is not as chewy as I originally expected but nice balance and great taste.

I'm going to enjoy this one. It seems like a mix between almost an imperial stout and an IPA. Very nice brew. Cheers!

09-29-2010 00:55:52 | More by Fish113d
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Duvel tulip.

A-Pours out deep,deep,jet-black with only the slightest hint of light permeating it.A dense,creamy,camel tan head of 3 inches sat atop it and showed good retention before smearing the inside of the glass with extremely sticky,sheets of lacing.

S-Big punch upfront of orange zest,stonefruit and pine with supporting notes of semisweet chocolate and slightly burnt toast.Beautiful blend of fruity sweetness and Dark chocolate/dark roast tang on the nose.

T-Initially,aggressive citric hop sweetness and bitterness take the lead but these are supported by lightly charred malts,sweet chocolate and some dried fruit flavors.At one point this totally reminded me of an orange Tootsie Pop.

M-Medium/full body with good carbonation,a nice lingering oily character and great roasted malt qualities.

O-This is a truly exceptional brew and a definite repeater!

04-30-2011 14:51:40 | More by StlHopHead77
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

My first Stone beer. Poured into a crystal beer mug the beer is almost black with hints if red when held into the light. The head is rich and creamy light brown and holds up good time, leaving good lacing. Very attractive.
Smell is fruity and hints grapefruit and citrus.
Tasting the beer you get hit with a very refreshing fruity front, where the grapefruit and citrus tastes are dominant. In the middle a roasted malt will come through and checked by a good amount of hops in the end. Great balance and interesting lingering of a bittersweet aftertaste.
Great mouthfeel of a fantastic medium bodied beer. What a experience, will definitely buy it again, and will try more from this brewer.

02-15-2011 04:45:03 | More by Hopfenpeter
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-18-2013 23:35:03 | More by oldedog
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lic217

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-02-2013 22:23:48 | More by lic217
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-22-2013 04:05:50 | More by EigenBeer
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

A- Poured into my DFH snifter... A pitch black liquid pours from the bottle producing a finger thick creamy off white head with nice retention and moderate lacing

S- Not overwhelming but nice... smells mixed grapefruit and floral with a bit of sugary malty sweetness

T- Starts with a hint of sweetness before the dryer coffee flavor takes over. Finishes with with a nice citrusy hop bite. Not a hint of the 8.7% abv

M- Light/medium carbonation with medium body

D- I hear so much hype about Stone beers and for some reason without trying many of them, feel like its overdone... this one definitely lives up to the hype. A delicious Black Ale worth trying

CHEERS!!

11-24-2010 04:17:31 | More by bbeane
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-18-2012 13:03:11 | More by YamagamiTravis
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2013 00:47:02 | More by In_Control_Mike
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emwild12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 05:03:58 | More by emwild12
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dbc5

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-14-2013 19:48:21 | More by dbc5
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bconsidine

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-19-2012 17:15:26 | More by bconsidine
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-05-2014 23:23:16 | More by RummyRedbeard
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-12-2014 05:06:33 | More by ShepardCommander
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Mikexw

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-08-2014 19:29:18 | More by Mikexw
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-17-2013 02:49:08 | More by beerme626
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-09-2012 22:20:45 | More by MrBoh
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Punisher

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-23-2013 21:33:03 | More by Punisher
Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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