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RATINGS: 2168   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeratarian (103) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Pours a dark browm almost black with a light brown medium head. Aroma is mostly hops with a little dark roasted malt, almost slightly burnt. Initial flavors are that of a smoothed out ruination. Very smooth and easy to drink for the style. Your mind tricks you into thinking it will be malty and roasty, but the reality of it is just a balance to the ridiculous amounts of hops that stone likes to use. The finish is dry and creamy at the same time. What makes this beer so good is the drinkablity. I could pound a bomber and look for more. The fresher the better with this beer. A dark beer that is right at home on the john deer in the middle of summer or as a warmer on a winter ski trip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft. Pours black with a small tan head. Smells very roasty with some hop notes. Taste is medium bitter with a strong finish. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Bomber from Finger Lakes Beverage, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a large light mocha head. Aroma: Lots of citrusy C-hops, sweet and mashy like an American DIPA, boozy and vinous, fruity – berries and dark dried fruits, some pine and floral notes, a bit resinous, inky, thick molasses, rich, malty, boozy and hoppy. Palate: Medium+ body, moderately full effervescence with some prickly bubbles. Flav.: Huge, American DIPA character, all the big, boozy, mashy malts and in-your-face hopiness, dark dried fruits, caramel/brown sugar, C-hops, resin, pine, some inky, rich, sticky molasses,darker malts as it warms and as I get more used to it, starting to seem like Impy Stout meets DIPA; dry with good bitterness and a long, hoppy, lovely, malt finish.

Wow. Huge. Righteously sublime. For itself.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Earthy, mulch-like complexity. Cranberry bitterness headlocks the tongue. Color is a sensational oak brown. Smell is of molasses. This brew is reminiscent of Stone’s Arrogant Bastard, but more peppery. There are only about 100 solid flavors going on in this black IPA. You’ll need an archeological crew to unearth them all. This stuff is magic with a fleshy slice of German chocolate cake.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cheosky (33) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2012
Amazing beer. Full body whit long bitter and smoky finish. It has a taste that I cannot des ribs right now. I need anotwher bottle. Wow it is strong on the alcohol side....bye

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, tropical fruitiness, lots of grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and faint roasted malt, some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel with some tropical fruitiness, lots of piney hoppyness, light roasted malt. Really nice hoppyness in the aroma - flavor has bit too much caramel sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (615) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Let this guy warm up a bit and you’ll be able to appreciate the interesting hop profile that hides behind the bold malts. Flavors of hops, roasted malts, pine, coffee, and rye bread. Very nice aroma of dank hops and tropical fruits. Good stuff. Share with a friend because a whole bomber gets to be flavor overload.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Tasted on draft at the 12 South Winter Warmer in 2011. Pours opaque dark brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is aggressively hoppy (classic Stone) bitter, with tons of underlying darkly roasted notes of dark chocolate. The flavor is even more roasted than on the nose, with intensely bitter resin hops taking over. The body is full with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long dark chocolate and resin hops, intensely bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Aroma is american hoppy plus some dark malts, maybe roasted. Flavor is a phenomenal black ipa, bitter and hoppy with some chocolate and roasted notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
This beer appears black with a thick, light tan head. The head hangs out for several minutes before leaving a thick sheet of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of alcohol, hops, pine. The flavor is primarily of hops and pine, with chocolate and roast notes following behind. The feel is medium bodied with prominent alcohol throughout. This beer is a bit too hot, slightly degrading the drinkability... Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-21-2011


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