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RATINGS: 2228   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours dark and thin dark head. Very opaque. Taste is surprisingly light and fruity! Grapefruit and lots and lots of hops, just like Stone is known for... GREAT beer. Balanced and has a dry finish. Big fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (285) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A wonderful brown ale. Immediate flavor of malt with a slight chocolate undertone finishes with a lighting mild malt flavor for a few minutes. Deep flavor that almost melts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

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................. . ....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (284) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Wow. Pours a deep dark chocolate with a big foamy head. Smells of sweet malt, roasted nuts, with slight hints of leather and gun oil. Entrancing. A big bold balanced taste of malt, chocolate, and fruit with hints of exspesso. A big quick hop finish that leaves a lingering dark chocalate copper. Wow. Nice work.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Enjoyed this flavor bomb at a Stone promo. Poured pitch black with a small dirty white head. Smelled and tasted very hoppy and finished with a sweet malty taste. A very unique and delicious style of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
5/29/14 at CBO. Really liked this one. $3.29 bottle drank in store one of the better balanced black IPAs I've had. Great mix of hop and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 From the bottle and from a growler. Poured almost black. Smells of roasted malt and smoke. Taste has lots going on, from malt up front to fruits in the background to lingering hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Dark black body, tan fizzy head. Excellent balance of malt, bitterness, and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Not really fair to rate this with other Black IPAs, because like most Stone brews it’s nearly a double, @ 8.7% and 90 IBUs. A big nose of piney and perfumey hops with some roast malt in there. Awfully well balanced, a touch of sweetness plays with fragrant hops, and then the dark malt and hop bitters intertwine seamlessly. SuperYum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 22 oz bomber shared with Judah! Thanks Judah! Poured a deep dark brown with a tan foamy head. The nose was rich cocoa, big floral hops, smoke, toffee, and burnt caramel. The taste was very hoppy with caramel and chocolate malt, fig, raisin, smoke lingering, and woody like pine. The mouthfeel was creamy, mildly thick, and decently balanced. A great Black IPA!


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