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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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94
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5,662 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 5,662
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 246
Gots: 603 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-02-2007

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Close to opaque black with a mocha head. Head holds and laces nicely. The smell is a wonderous whiff of hops. Smells like fresh, resiny whole hops touched leather-based perfume.

Deep roasty malts and sharp, juicy hops dominate. This is hefty but well-balanced. There is a slightly danky, earthy, perfumey undertone to the composition of this ale -- it's quite nice. I don't know that I've ever experienced that note with a darker ale. Full-bodied yet smooth. Beautiful dry finish that borders on chalky, which ultimately leaves but one impression: lip-smackin' good.

I had a 21st Amendment Back in Black before this and, even though they are both classified as American Black Ales, the comparison is night and day.

This would be a nice pairing with a variety of beef dishes, and would probably be wonderful with nicely roasted lamb.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - dark black,with a offwhite creamy head, and nice lace.

smell - Fruits and hops here.

taste - Sweet,like toasted malts, and toffee with a hoppy finish at the end.

mouthfeel - Medium body

drinkability - Not a bad drink, looks like a porter but wasn't. Would buy agin, can't wait for 12th ann.

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Pours black with ruby highlights. Huge brown head. Good retention. Good lacing. Very nice to look at.

Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits and hops.

Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, woody, hops bitterness. Very intense flavors and a lot going on. Some other things going on here but can't quite place them.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry and cleansing.

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I reviewed the Twelveth Anniversary last night, Ive let this bottle age a year before partaking,so here goes.Pours out an imperial stout blackness capped by a brownish tan effervescent cap of GBD( Belgian-Dubble like deliciousness.
Smells of bitter chocolates, bitter orange, coffees, evergreens, malts, molasses, grapefruits, sweet malt sugars,citric tangic hoppiness adds to the sugar malt background, delicatley yet perfectly balanced between malts, sugar and citric hops.
Taste is bitter citric fruits, followed by a tangy hop bite, malts add mouthfeel yet finishes with a tannics spiced hop bite. Flavor it long and lingering, every sip is a new experience of an overwhelming senstion of malty hop balance of perfection. mouthfeel is over whelmingly delicious, every sip is completley satisfying, yet all I want is more.
as a side note, in comparison from the 11th anniversary to the 12th, it was really interesting to see the difference a year makes. One year "overload with hops", next year hops are precious cargo. How the market controls what we consume, yet it is beautiful to see how true masters such as Stone adapt and overcome the obstacles thrown at them. Congratulations Brewmasters!!! please continue!

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From a bottle to a glass mug...
Pours black, almost opaque with a fluffy two finger head, left nice lacing.
Smells like sweet grapefruit and floral hos.
Tastes sweet and has a citrusy-piney bitterness, with a hint of wood.
Feels very dry, and gets smoother as it warms.
This is a top notch very enjoyable beer.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,662 ratings.