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RATINGS: 2143   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Deep mahogany brown color, crystal clear, with a beautiful tan two-finger head. Nose is crazy, deep prunes, raisins, sweet fruit, alcohol spice, and molasses. Taste is equally fantastic. Tons of roasted malt throughout, alcohol spice, and strong drying hops

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
elgavilancillo (76) - Long Beach, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
wow another classic from stone.... went very well with a pastrami sanwich... hit the spot... maybe of my favorite stone brews

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Wow. Great beer. Loved it at first sip. leaves a toasty hoppy finish in my mouth. Wonderful beer. One of my favorites =)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JAG55 (75) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
22 oz bomber poured in pint glass: burnt malt aroma, resin, chocolate, citrus; pitch black, with frothy brown head and good lacing; very bitter, medium sourness, like pineapple and grapefruit with some syrup; full body, creamy, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, maybe the finest brew Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Served in Duvel glass. Pretty old bottle, I should mention that. Two weeks after "enjoy by date". Dark as night. It has a big, slightly brown, tanned, almost creamy-looking head but disappears pretty quickly. The head leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is actually sweeter than I would expect: Toasted/roasted notes: sweet, milk chocolate, breadiness, earthy. Not that big a hop profile as I expected but there is some. Mouthfeel is between medium and full-bodied - very nice. The taste follows the nose fairly well, but here, the hops are clearer though, which is nice but itís not a hop monster. Roasted malts, coffee, dark and sweet chocolate, and a slight touch of the alcohol and earthy notes. In the aftertaste you get a nice bitterness that I suppose is from the hops. It tastes pretty good! Would love to try this fresher.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smallprint (74) - - AUG 23, 2013
660ml bottle from Beers Of Europe, pours almost pitch black with a fluffy tan head that stays. Smell is tons of mango and citrus aswell as plenty of malt. Taste is huge extremely complex, lots of roasted malt, liquorice, some coffee, off set with huge hop bitterness, plenty of grapefruit, citrus and mango. A very long and bitter finish, medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. Absolutely stunning beer, the best black IPA Iíve had thus far and possible my favourite beer from possibly my favourite brewery.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (74) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Perfect blend. Stone has hit a home run with this flavor. If you love the hops of an IPA, the taste and texture of a fine stout or porter, the thus beer is for you. The perfect blend the combines the best of both worlds. Stone Rocks again! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Poured into a tulip glass from a bottle that says best 6/29/10. They love their hops at Stone and I love them for that. Normally you would expect a beer this dark to be sweet and heavy. But this one comes across like some crazy hybrid of just about everything Stone does well and the result is awesome. Pours fairly thick, like a porter say, and as dark as a stout but with more carbonation. A nice, thick toasted brown head forms. The scent is almost all hops with notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is a beautiful melange of hops, dark chocolate, coffee, and raisins. Not too sweet and not too bitter. The good amount of hop bitterness gives it a lighter body and cleaner finish than an imperial stout, making it a very drinkable strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
julesjis (72) - Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Poured from a 22. Aroma has an initial familiar medicinal scent that I canít place, something hydrogen peroxide-ish. Taste is not sweet, but a nice roasty and savory taste. This is a great beer but not sure if it is 100% worthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Roasty, complex. Good hoppy aroma. Bitter finish. Great stuff would drink again. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone.

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