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RATINGS: 2132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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We’re brewers whose substantial mettle and idiomatic approach to brewing allows us to consistently create works of art such as this justifiably self righteous ale. Its bitterness hits our sweet spot. Its blackness lightens our hearts. Its liquid dichotomy pulls it all together in this sublimely sacrosanct ale. Yes, we damn well know our stuff here at Stone, and it would be irresponsible of us not to acknowledge how remarkable this heavenly creation of ours is. Thus the name we are compelled to give it ... Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale ... serves as a reminder of just how good we are, in both liquid and verbal form. We re certainly not perfect. Too often, we allow our modesty to get the best of us as we re simply not inclined towards senseless braggadocio. When youre good, youre good. And when you do something great, the least you can do is acknowledge it. Others benefit from knowing. In this case, we find that we are compelled to point out how amazing this beer is that we rightly call the Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale.

First brewed in 2007 as Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, this beer was an instant hit. With us. Other folks with great taste loved it too, but we were focused on how much we liked it, and we felt it was truly sublime. That euphoria didnt last long though, as it was soon replaced with the grim reality that when we sold out of it there wouldnt be any more. For Us. And that was simply unacceptable. So, we are now blessing ourselves, and you the enlightened, with this beer on a full time basis.. Thusly, you may now revel in your own self righteousness as you see fit with this glorious example of ours. You are genuinely welcome, as it is our pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (973) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle to tulip Aroma of molasses, tar, grapefruit, a touch of spruce, and lightly toasted malt. It pours a nice reddish brown colour that appears to be strictly red if held to a light. The head is thin, but long lasting and it’s creamy and light tan. After drinking, there’s a good amount of lacing left behind. Taste is caramel, treacle, malt, and a touch of berry sweetness, intermixed with a ton of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and chalky. I like the interplay of sweetness and bitterness. This is pretty good.
Earlier Rating: 7/12/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup After a slew of Stone trivia questions, one about this beer, it’s time to rate this. Hops, citrus, lots of pine a little spruce. Reddish brown with a long lasting white head. Hoppy, citrus, and lots of caramel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Hops (97) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, fruit, citrus, grass and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruit, roasty and hoppy finish. Damn good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (390) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at a tasting. Black pour with a caramel creamy head, aroma is strong fruity, light malty, sweet. Taste is malty, alcoholic, light sweetness with light notes of tropical fruits in the background and a bitter finish. Great stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gamin (100) - - AUG 18, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle about three weeks after it's enjoy by date so keep that in mind. Pours a deep black with a nice head that holds for a little while. Smells mostly of hops (mostly grass) with little to no roastiness noticeable. Taste is bitter up front with a balanced hop character and a bit of roasted malt at the very end. It goes down easy and is complex and interesting. You can't really go wrong with this one. Based on this example I would not be scared off if it's a bit past its enjoy by date, especially if you can get a deal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishingcat (10) - Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Half pint at Brewdog Bristol. Poured deep brown, with an enormous creamy white head (it took the barman about 5 minutes to actually get the glass full of beer rather than foam). Aroma is treacle, toast and lightly hoppy. Taste is similar, and a little simplistic. Some citrus comes to the fore, but malt, coffee and treacle are more vividly present. The finish isn’t entirely clean.I suspect a lack of freshness from Brewdog’s taps is responsible for both that and the suppression of the more hop driven components of this beer. A slight disappointment, but I think the blame lies with Brewdog on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1805) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle, picked up at GBBF today. Pours a dark reddy brown/black with a nice, chunky off-white head. Aroma has some light floral stuff going on, a little candy and the malty choc and light coffee stuff is hovering in the background. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lovely orange, lemon hoppiness - some light trop fruit too with a little overripeness. Good, tasty malty flavours - light bitter choc, coffee, a hint of treacle, toast. Balance is pretty much spot on. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rolfiesb (4) - - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
my favorite black ipa. crisp and smooth. just the right amount of hops and fruit within. this is a winner from stone and one should def. give this a chance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1334) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, fruit, citrus, grass and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruit, roasty and hoppy finish. Damn good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - JUL 29, 2014
On tap. Black colour. Floral hop aroma. Bittersweet chocolate. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (254) - - JUL 29, 2014
On tap at BrewDog Cardiff. Sweet & bitter in a glass. An immensely dark beer with enough sweetness to make sure you don't fall into hell. Caramel coffee with slap on the face hops. Oooohhhh! Rated by BrewTom

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