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RATINGS: 2040   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rick_91709 (118) - USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma has a little citrus mixed with roasted malt. Roasted coffee? taste with a bitter finish. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemarshal (108) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sample at 201 Central - Wesley Chapel, NC. Bready, malty aroma. Good chocolate, coffee, toasted malt flavor. Maybe some citrus hops. Not my style nor my favorite from stone. Good nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (938) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Perfect black IPA base, with roastiness and great chewiness. Not balanced in terms of bitterness, but this is Stone, and I expect nothing less than overhopped! Great brew. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1449) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle@Home. Cacao, chocolate and light hoppy aroma. Opaque, light brown head, good lace. Chocolate, roasted, sweetish, very bitter. Dry mouth feel. Flavourful and powerful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Let me make this simple- hands down the best black IPA I’ve ever had. Hard to imagine one every topping this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (217) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Draft. Pours nearly black with creme head that lingers. Strong hop aroma with little carbonation. Nice coffee flavors up front with hop bite on the back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2132) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Purchased this one in a liquor mart on the Sunset Blvd. in L.A. Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy beige head, extreme retention and creamy-soapy lacing. Smells like an IPA with the pine aromas, grapefruit and warm alcohol grass of an Imperial one. Not much roasted malts felt (just seen so far). Wet mouthfeel with not much dryness from the hops and medium-bodied. Hard to even taste the roasted dark malt or any malts. Feels just like a strong American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (216) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle @ home, from Whole Foods San Francisco. Dark, deep brown pour, with beige finely bubbled head, which lingers. Mainly mocha in the nose, some pine. Rich taste; coffee, hazelnut, heavy bitter hop finish. Love the style, love this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Taste is amazing close to perfect. Pour is pitch black and a nice brown head. Delicious beer and beautiful appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oly (23) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle. Some roast in the aroma, but I caught more citrus and piney notes than anything. The taste is great. Roasty and coffee notes hit first followed by the citrus hops. Just enough malt to balance out the bitterness from the roast and the hops. The alcohol is well hidden. Very nice beer.

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