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RATINGS: 2198   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.


cooplander's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
jet black with tan head, aroma is pine hops up front with caramel roasted malt, taste is pine citrus hops, rich roasted malt, not extremely drinkable one bomber in plenty but one of the best CDAs ive had


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3021) - 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 (1083) - 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 (1406) - 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 (953) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (478) - GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with nice dark beige head. Aroma is hoppy, herbal spicy, mint, piney, light roasted malty, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, mostly hoppy herbal spicy, light roasted malty when it gets warmer. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (991) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Poured from 22 oz bomber. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma is fruity citrus, grapefruit & pine with a light roasted smokiness. Flavor starts off citrus with some tropical fruit flavors and finishing with grapefruit and pine hops. Then the roasted malt smokiness and chocolate flavors sneak up on the backside of this brew. Stone, why oh why would you take this beer away from us?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (384) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a clear dark brown, almost black with some ruby in there when held up to a light. There is a nice two-finger head with good retention and left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma earthy hops, dark roasted malts, and some sweetness. The taste is hop oil, a bit of bitterness, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and dark coffee. The mouthfeel is on the medium to heavy side. The alcohol is not very noticeable in this beer as well.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured into shaker pint. ..... Pours black with nice tan head................. . ....

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (70) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Love this style love this brew so sad to hear it will be no longer. Huge earthy hop aroma coupled with great coffee nose. Tast so well balance of nice roast and hops. Perfect carbonation and perfect dry finish. Get it while you can


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