Sublime Stout | Fyne Ales Ltd

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3.85 w/ 19 ratings

Brewed by:
Fyne Ales Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sublime Stout is generously hopped at four points of the brewing process, including a dry hopping in the conditioning vessel, to help build flavour and aroma in the brew. The complex grist is used to build body, colour and flavour within the beer. Each batch is matured for a minimum of four weeks and is krausened for a champagne mouth feel. Sublime Stout is krausened with Vital Spark, this is done reintroduce fresh yeast to the brew to help with second fermenting in the cask and bottle. When kept in bottle Sublime Stout is designed to mature for a long time and will age to create deeper well rounded flavours.

Added by woosterbill on 06-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very close to being black in color - only traces of dark red are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some hints of licorice.
T: As in the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of dark malts without any bit of roasted nature. Although no bitterness is perceptible, there are enough underlying hops to mask any sweetness. As the beer warms up, some hints of peat become noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like an Imperial English Stout, if there was such as style—its a little more "souped up" compared to other beers in the style. There is a very good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charlatan
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at St. Andrews Brewing Co. brewpub.

Near black, and near opaque body with a fine, creamy tan head and ruby highlights at the edges. With backlighting a beautiful ruby color is revealed. The glass is left almost completely coated with sticky lacing.

Aroma: Very pleasing if hard to characterize. Sweet with some toffee and chocolate.

Flavor: delicious; lightly sweet; no burnt grains but there's a touch of smoke. Leaves a very mildly bitter aftertaste. .

O: drinks like a light Imperial stout.

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Photo of azkkr
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick_cooper
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of MikeKSmith
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Nolen12
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Garnet black with creamy tan film.
Raspberry, raw brown sugar and roast nose - sweet.
Liquorice sweets, blackberry, a roasty hit, then some orangey hops.
Coffee candy end and rindy linger.
Light to medium, round and fizzy.

Considerable sweetness a but whack of bitter, too - from both roast and IBUs. Some very American hops in there. Balanced, maybe a touch thin, but interesting interplay of influences.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Kirk
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of samEBC
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanglow
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of woosterbill
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Handpump pint at the Rake.

A: Clear dark brown body with lots of bright ruby highlights under a finger of creamy, persistent tan foam. Tons of lace. Great.

S: Very sweet, with milk chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and some nice herbal hops. Terrific aroma.

T: Chocolate, caramel, coffee, and spicy, herbal hops. Long sweet finish. Sharp roast on the aftertaste gives a bit more astringency than I'd like, but it's quite tasty - and the alcohol is completely unnoticeable.

M: Medium bodied and surprisingly full of lively carbonation. Very effervescent for a cask.

O: This was a terrific beer in its own right, and I was especially pleased to find something so flavorful and strong on cask in the UK. It's ok, Brits, you can actually drink a beer that's over 5% now and then - they can be really, really good!


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Sublime Stout from Fyne Ales Ltd
Beer rating: 73.7% out of 100 with 19 ratings
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