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RATINGS: 2035   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
Pours black with a compact tan head. Aroma is honey, smoked bacon, burnt sugar, leather, dark red fruit. Taste is honey, muscovado sugar, ash, leather, hay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
At just on cool and into a shallow snifter. Not much of a rise but it wields a quarter inch of tight, off white suds that manage a fine lace. Blackest shade of brown with reasonable clarity when held to the lights. Nicely pungent depth of resinous, piney hops over nuances of milk chocolate, raisin toast, cherries and ripe plums, and a touch of cedar on the nose. Quite creamy and soft on the palate. Robustly flavoured but light and delicate. Herbaceous and resinous hops throughout with a dry, dark malt mid-palate. Dark fruit and berries linger long giving it a soft tang. A touch of smoke and ash dry it out more. Bitter crescendo on the swallow a varied melding of malt and hops. Alcohol is held at bay, quite scarily in fact. This is a great beer all round. Not the most complex but just damned tasty and quaffable. Good stuff! (12fl. Oz, BB 15/01/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OPIE788 (259) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft. Black with an off white head. I get floral hop with a tiny bit of dark fruit. Loads of dark hop flavor. Dark as in not the bright hop flavors you usually get. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (268) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2014
I’ve recently had a bunch of much more mellow and less aggressive bitter beers. This then came as a bit of a palate shock and left me frowning. However.... As this warmed and as I warmed to it it got much better. Lots of bitterness and a bunch of other warmer and tasty notes. Roasted this and that, pine\grapefruit aroma makes it all nice and steady drinking. I liked it more the less there was to drink, and that has to be a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkeh (134) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber. Pours dark, deep brown. Tan/brown head. Piney hops, sweet malt aromas. Sticky mouthfeel, I like it. Very poignant hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bomber from world beers. Pours black with a thin white head. Scent has some chocolate, hops and raisins. Taste is a nice hop with some chocolate and a little oak flavor. Smooth beer . . . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (458) - Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Tap. Pours dark brown with tan head. Very rich aroma, lots of chocolate, fruity, dark fruit. Really smooth, great bitterness, full flavors. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (224) - - JAN 1, 2014
Yeah it’s good alright. A roasted malt with piney, citrusey bitter hops. Not too sweet. Delicious complexity of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firefly765 (81) - - DEC 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours a deep black with a foamy tan head. Nice citrus aroma. With some pine notes also. Very nice tasting black IPA. Nice Malt to hops balance nice roasty flavor but not over done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (122) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours black with thin tan head. Hops come out in the aroma and and are present in the flavor and lingers.

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