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RATINGS: 2091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (1690) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Birthday present from s_hartshorne. Bottle. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of pineapple and piney hops with some chocolate. Taste is piney, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. Excellent beer from the BIPA loving apprentice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (56) - USA - MAY 7, 2014
This lovely Black IPA pours nice and dark with a lovely white foam that unfortunately did not last for long. Right out of the bottle wafts a pine and fruit combination that is almost confusing until you taste it. Lightly bitter on the bottom of my tongue and still sweet in my nose, I enjoyed the hell out of this excellent experience. I will be back to this Stone in the future.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights. Tan head. Aroma is sweet fruity hops, small roast and grain. Flavor is slightly roasty underneath a fruity hop blanket. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at G Man FW. Very dark black pour with a huge froathy head. Appears light bodied though. Aroma is fat hops, with a sharp element to it. Almost a perfumy sense. Big hop flavor as well with a metallic bitter tinge. Very intense flavor. Finishes dry, bitter and heavy. Holy crap there is a lot of hop in this for a dark ale. Crazy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with large tan creamy head, strong hops aroma, hoppy roasted malt taste, low carbonation, long hoppy finish. Very nice and creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
real_ale_ity (4) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
We were at a charity concert. Ice hot jalfrezi cordial, no jalfrezi flavour. A toothache on heroin; a millionaire in prison. Liquorice and aphid milkshake. NO_ESCAPE_FROM_REAL_ALE_ITY

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1172) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Black with a big brown head - Good malt aroma with caramel and there is olso a nice hoppy fruity aroma - A very good malt body with some caramle and roasted malt, and the hops is olso very good with some pine and bitterness - The hops continues into the finish with a good bitterness - This was a very good and tasty beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aroma - combination of pine and dark roasted rye Appearance - black body; opaque; 1 3/4" tan head; and great lacing Taste - nice West Coast, slightly dank, hops melded with a little grapefruit astringency and some rye malt Palate - body is medium; texture is oily; carbonation is average; finish is astringent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (119) - - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Pitch black with a frothy tan head. Strong fruity aroma. Flavours of forest fruits and strong alcoholic hit. Nice bitter finish. Good viscous mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1022) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle shared with jackafhomes from bier huis ossett. Good black colour tan head. Aroma is roasted malts dark fruits. Taste is blackcurrant great dark malty backbone followed by good long hoppy bitter finish. Medium full body good oily mouthfeel. V good black ipa

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
Poured from a bomber. This is a black-ruby ale with a foamy, off-white thick head. Tastes very yeasty but not too hoppy. Smells of dark fruits and yeasty, malty goodness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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