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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale With Espresso Beans - Stone Brewing Co.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale With Espresso Beans
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91
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-29-2012)
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pitch black color with an extremely dense, thick, creamy layer of light toffee colored foam, the lacing clings to the side of the glass like glue.

S - The nose is dominated with expresso, cream, and dark roasted chocolate.

T - Heavy on the expresso, coffee bean, and dark roasted malt character. Coffee beans are present from start to finish, light oak, and finishes with a nice bitter roasted chocolate and coffee bean/expresso bitterness with some citrus added in.

M - Medium body and creamy smooth mouthfeel.

O - A solid beer, glad I had the opportunity to try it, worth at least one sample but not a stand out in the crowd.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2013 01:34:12 | More by jzeilinger
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Aroma is reminiscent of pepper fruitiness, espresso, and roast malt.

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Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale With Espresso Beans from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.