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RATINGS: 2101   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.

MeralKween's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeralKween (8) - - OCT 29, 2012
Pours black as night, no head. Strong malts first, followed by hops, a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Refreshing, full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NeoHippie2 (937) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. Sweet and hoppy aromas. Notes of molasses with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is similar. This beer is a mess. It’s like they couldn’t decide what type of beer to brew. Another ridiculous black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (502) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
12oz bottle to shaker. Dark cola pour. Tan head. Strong caramel chocolate malt flavor with bitter hops in the middle and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2504) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s bush. Aroma is light dank piney hops with nutty and some ashy roast. Nice caramel brown coloured pour, lasting cream head. Palate is nice and full with smooth carbonation. Flavour is nutty, light roast malts, with pine and resin, varnish, warming alcohol. Slightly odd tang to it maybe some dank hop. Big lingering hop bitterness. Really good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1630) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a tulip. There was barely any difference between the two glasses. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had a nice roasty bitter coffee to sweet citrusy pine aroma with a rolling light chocolate underneath. The taste was sweet citrus to roasty and had the chocolate only come out really underneath. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing. Overall, I say this was a pretty good black IPA I’d have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (493) - - JUL 22, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is sweet malts and bitter hops. Taste is slightly sweet with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewMichaelZ (48) - - JUL 20, 2014
Pours obsidian with a creamy tan head; the appearance and aromas foreshadow the richness and depth to come. Sweet hoppy notes on the nose with molasses, roasted coffee, and burnt sugar. The aroma almost makes me think of an IPA mating with a Barleywine ale. This is a strong one which has deep bitterness that hangs on a bit. It's a black IPA that is better than most. This beer doesn't want to be too cold. About 55d-60d seems ideal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamn0619 (11) - - JUL 20, 2014
Darker ipa than I’m use to but still really good. Bitter but not overpowering. Overall a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The body has an opaque dark black color with a thick light tan head on top. The head is long lasting and makes for tons of cool lacing on the glass. The aroma has solid roasted and toasted maltiness with caramel like sweetness backed up by equally solid citrusy hops. Its deep maltiness sets up a firm base for the hops to work there bitter magic. From the base malt I get firm toasted and roasted character with loads of caramel like sweetness that weaves in and out of the dominate hops. The hops bring a big hit of citrus and pine like bitterness. Notes of grapefruit, lime, bitter orange and pine resin hang onto the tongue long into the slow fading finish. The big full body brings a heavy slow sipping and sticky texture with just enough carbonation to keep things from getting cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Roast and slight citrus on the nose. Deep and dark with full brown head. Taste is a little too roasty, with the hops in reserve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 14, 2014
Black bodied, beige head. Hugely hoppy aroma, pine and spruce. So much that despite the roasted malts you could identify this as a straight ipa in a blind tasting. Even more so in the taste, very bitter, delicious, rich aroma. Love this style and adore this beer. Well balanced between dark malts yet never dimming down the raw hop appeal. Great brew! (65cl bottle shared with Darren and Bertanne, from Saveur Bičre)

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