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RATINGS: 2203   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle: Pours with a tight head over a dark brown body; cookie dough, caramel, grapefruit and pine hop aroma; roasty and malty, initially, chocolate and grapefruit notes; dense body and very hoppy, bitter finish to balance; very tasty. This would be even better aged out a little.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted malts, fruit, taste is nice and bitter, malty, roasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CVBis007 (48) - - MAR 3, 2015
Stone brews some kick ass IPAs, and some imperials that will kick your ass. This righteous ale is everything awesome about their high power IPAs put under a flame and roasted with some coffee chocolate goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (852) - - MAR 2, 2015
Lovely orange choco, cassis, sweet grapefuit. Rich choco malt, plenty of citrus hop, roasted coffee, berries, touch of mint, peppery bitter finish. Outstanding bipa, complex blend of fruity and roasted flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoobyluv (510) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2015
faintly of hops and coffee. dark in color. slightly lighter than a stout and with reddish undertones. the aftertaste is a bit wonky for me for some reason and it lasts for a long time.. it’s still a good beer though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (375) - - MAR 1, 2015
Deep black, large beige head. Aroma is biscuity and herbal. Similar herbal flavours, treacle sweetness, figs, bitter lemon. Medium to full bodied, moderate and fine carbonation. Hides the high abv well. Brilliantly balanced. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3050) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Fra flaske på Cardinal Mi2 feb-15: vi lukker øynene og smasker uhemmet, dette er salliggjørende snob fra ende til annen. Røstet malt, rosiin, lakris kvalitetskaffe og lekker sjokolade sammen med dye god humle, og allikevel så lett på foten.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1112) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Aroma has an initial familiar medicinal scent that I can’t place, something hydrogen peroxide-ish. Taste is not sweet, but a nice roasty and savory taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1436) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.02.15. Almost black. Pale, brown head. Aroma and taste of bitter grapefruit and fresh pine. A slight hint of liquorice. Rather good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (18) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Big hop brew for Black IPA...matched the nice roast and bitterness. Somewhat floral aroma matched the coffee. Dry finish excellent carbonation best black IPA I have had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Black pour with a beautiful khaki head. Nose is roasted throughout, a little smoky, roasted malts and more dark flavors with a neath green hop. Flavor is more toast and road and darkness with liveliness of green hop and pine. Really enjoyable and I’ll miss it when it’s gone.


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