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RATINGS: 2221   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yumyum (216) - 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 don’t 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 wasn’t blown away by it but it was quite good.

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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slubgob (215) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bomber into tulip. Stout like darkness and thick of white creamy head in the glass. Malty, cocoa nose. Full mouth, nearly like a hoppy, light porter. Not quite the ale I was expecting but I can see where the black ipa designation comes from.well balanced, more malt finish with a good bit of hops bit not overdone.dangerously easy drinking for 8.7%.

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.

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, it’s the second hoppy thing i’ve had tonight that’s 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.

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 I’m always looking for something more from the American ’Hop Slam’ gang and this doesn’t quite do it for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TH28 (213) - - APR 13, 2013
Appearance is jet black with a nice creamy tan foam cap. Aroma is very nice pine and earthy hop notes, Taste is deep roasted chocolate, with plum and dark fruit. Malt is a bit sweeter than an imperial stout, but with similar deep roasted cocoa notes. Sweetness of the deep malt blends into smooth bitterness from the hops that becomes more intense on the swallow. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a definitive creaminess as opposed to the dryness. Bitterness from the roasted malt and hops lingers on the finish, with a warming from the alcohol. Overall, this is a great Black IPA

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Ya know...sometimes it’s hard to say much about a Stone beer, because really.....what haven’t they already said. Now if there were perhaps some criticism to be made, that certainly would be beyond them...but when nothing but praise is there for me to proclaim....that torch has been carried - that flag has been raised....and on it are words by self-righteous people with a much better vocabulary than I.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
Black, tan head, good lace. Citrusy hop nose (Centennial?). Very little roasty dark grain character compared to other black IPAs. Very long finish that does have some dark grain characters to it. The most regular IPA-like black IPA I’ve had. Not sure if that is the point, or if these beers are supposed to be a combination between stouts and IPAs.


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