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Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale with Espresso Beans
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Sublimely Self Righteous Ale With Espresso Beans added.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
Draft at Dark Lord Day. Wow. Wasnít too sure about adding coffee to a black ipa, but I love self-righteous ale, so I gave it a shot. Definitely give it a try if you find it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft. Large tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some coffee, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast/coffee. Soft medium body, some acidity, resin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tap at Churchkey during CBC. Poured a deep dark rich color with a slightly tan head. Aromas were malty notes, some herbal hop character wrapped around a LOT of coffee notes. Flavor was bitter coffee, malts, plenty of fresh tasting hop character. Really enjoyed this one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Black pour with a finger of tan head. Kind of an old coffee aroma which is a bit acidic. Spicy, has almost a pepper note, lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and grassy hops. Mild grapefruit and pineapple. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate, roasted malt, and old coffee notes. A bit acidic, mild bitterness, pine, grapefruit, and grass. Light molasses sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Chocolate brown with a light off-white head. Chocolate aroma. Roasty with espresso undertones and a solid hop backbone.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Draft. Great beer! Chocolate, coffee, spices and some herbal hops. Less bitter than I was expecting. I would gladly drink this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
On tap at brewery. Black with a short lived creamy tan head. Bitter sweet chocolate, coffee, and citrus aroma. Kick you in the teeth coffee grounds taste up front followed by a bitter bite and finishing with light chocolate covered citrus flavors and a lingering dry bitterness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Snifter on tap at The Lackman. Black color. Thin light brown head. Some lace. Good earthy hoppy nose, typical Sublimely Self Righteous... Until the first sip, that is... Wow, nice big roasty espresso flavor. Interesting with the big earthy hops, personally I really dig the combo. Big coffee aftertaste. Yeah, if youíre going to add espresso bean, why not go big with it? Maybe even more coffee than hops, here. Moderate bitter taste. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Bigger body, more dry. Some espresso in the nose. Iím actually surprised how big the espresso is in this. More coffee than a lot of self-proclaimed coffee stouts. OK, possibly unbalanced, but thatís not at all the point, here. Itís a really unusual, even weird combo of flavors... But I canít help but really dig it. Certainly the most extreme example of a coffee black IPA Iíve had yet, got to respect the unique creative factor, here. Super-interesting. I wanted a 2nd glass.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On draft at Freshcraft. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is rosted malts, coffee, and big hoppy, piney bitterness. Flavor is similar- the roasted malts and big coffee presence is there, but the piney hops overcome any effort by the coffee to allow balance. Light to medium in body and overwhelmingly hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at Freshcraft. Dark brown pour, light beige head. Hops and espresso galore! Big strong flavor of espresso, followed by hops and some roasted nuts. Fun and good beer!


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