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RATINGS: 2090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbhenry (116) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
This ale has a nice floral aroma. It is very dark golden with a small head. The hop strength is full, yet it really doesn’t overpower the caramelized malty taste. Overall, this is a strong tasting ale and is quite good.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (71) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Draft @ Yard House. Pleasant, floral aroma. Dark color with ruby highlights. Flavor is floral with a nice citrus taste. Good body. Mostly an IPA, but you can taste a little dark malt in there too. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (109) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a deep black with no head and seemed like little to no carb. Wasn’t a bad thing though. This was a little like a porter to me. Aroma was nice and I caught some sweet malts with caramel and vanilla along with some bitter citrus hops. Taste was very good and all the flavors came together nicely. Nicely bitter and I didn’t notice any alcohol in it. Solid offering from a great brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Nicely done black IPA, lots of roast grain and hop bitterness without being overwhelming. Black with abundant beige head, smell mostly of roast grains, hops come in at the taste. Nice mellow bitter finish, some lingers, making you want more.,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (234) - USA - JUL 7, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass darkest black brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted sweetness. Slight coffee. Flavor cocoa sweet with a grassy hops to follow. The burnt roasted bitterness. Balanced beautifully. Stone did one better than many---if you are a serious black IPA fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (86) - - JUL 7, 2014
coffee, roasty, grass, herbs, soy sauce, black, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (484) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Tap at Union Rooftop. Deep red brown with a creamy tan head. Strong roasted malts, light chocolate, and viney/resiny hops. Taste starts with a mocha sweetness quickly interrupted with the resiny bitterness. Foamy feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUL 2, 2014
I am not a huge fan of Black IPA's or CDA's whatever you like to call them, but this one is an exception. Roasty with hints of chocolate. The bitterness from the hops balances with the bitterness of the malt. Very well balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Malty hop aroma. Taste is dark roasty malt, coffee and caramel. Nice hop flavor across the top. Moderate bitter finish. Excellent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (110) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark black color with brownish medium head, great lacing. Roasted malts and strong hoppy aroma. Light creamy texture. Taste is much like the aroma, and has a light but long lasting bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LBIguard (18) - - JUN 28, 2014
A: pours jet black with thick khaki h1 finger head. Very heavy lacing. A: hops. Smells like fresh hops a little dark chocolate on the nose. T: tastes like bitter chocolate and hops. P: above avg carbonation. O: very nice balance with lasting bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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