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RATINGS: 2209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Weíre 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap @ Parkway. Dark red-brown pour with a light tan head leaving moderate lace. Spruce and cut-grass hop nose leading into an Arrogant Bastard-like body. Solid, medium-heavy body with whisky, chocolate and coffee notes. Bitter and umami, with a touch of sweetness in the beginning and middle. Half a pint is adequate, but thatís not a bad thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (217) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Ballsy black IPA. Some black IPAís are light on hops, not this one. It packs a serious hop wallup. Creamy malt backbone gives this a great taste. One of the best IPAís out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (217) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015
From the bomber, nice high collar on the pour. Hoppy and some surprising fruit accompanies this gritty, dark marvel of a concoction. Itís like having a strong stout without all the annoying sweetness and malt one usually gets. Spicy and strong. "It aint bragging if you can back it up" Dizzy Dean.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
GSH1976 (216) - Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2013
This is one of the best beers I have ever had. Stone is a top notch brewer. The beer pours black with some tan head. Carbonation is low. The aroma is hoppy with some pine and citrus evident but there is also some subdued caramel malt sweetness. The taste is initially bitter but there are awesome some malt notes and the finish is a lingering bitterness. I love the balance between malts and hops. The body is on the light side and the alcohol is hidden extremely well. A very nice beer that I will be purchasing again in the very near future.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VITUSBEERHOUSE (216) - SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2013
muy buena,a la nariz malta tostada y algo de chocolate,al paladar mucho lupulo y regaliz con notas de naranja, una black ale como debe de ser,impresionante

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2014
Drank from bottle. Smells of wood, chocolate, coffee, nuts, and hops. Tastes of resin, pine, chocolate, citrus. Heavy carbonation, Heavy mouth feel. Absolutely amazing

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - APR 22, 2008
It was black with tan fluffy head, and had a strong aroma. It had a fruity chocolate taste that reminded me of liquorice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yumyum (214) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
a very interesting brew. Pours deep brown with moderate carbonation. Aroma is that of an ipa but the hops donít dominate as much as a traditional ipa (also some maltiness and toastiness on the nose). Taste is quite good (like a chocolate chip cookie being washed down with an ipa. Quite a good balance in this brew which, in combination with the smooth mouthfee, makes it an enjoyable and easy to drink brew. Overall I wasnít blown away by it but it was quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Pours a deep dark chocolate. Hop presence immediate in the nose, almost bizarrely for something this dark. Mouthfeel is medium to full on. Some hints of chocolate and dark fruits, but Iím always looking for something more from the American íHop Slamí gang and this doesnít quite do it for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013
brown, smooth tan head. spruce, herbs, peppers, citrus, chocolate, toffee. very bitter, salty and savory. medium body. ill need to revisit this, itís the second hoppy thing iíve had tonight thatís tasted strangely (and almost excessively) savory, salty, and peppery. maybe my tongue is off tonight, i liked it more when i had it half a year ago.


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