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RATINGS: 2231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

   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 that’s not a bad thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Very dark red -black with 1 finger medium chocolate brown head. Smells of Hops, dark roasted sweet malts, dark fruits, prunes, raisins. Taste if bitter chocolate and Big earthy hops, the dark fruits & malts lend some sweet notes, some yeasts add to a good complexity, alcohol more present as it warms. Full body with good zesty carbonation start to finish, good hop bite and dry finish. A good bold brew (not for the pale ale crowd). Big hops, full body, bold dark fruits all get you attention!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, grass, pine, peach hop. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, sweet notes, citrus, peach and pine hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2010
22 oz bottle. Not really sure what a "Black IPA" is, but thought I would give it a try. Pours a mostly opaque black with a small light tan head. Smells of malt, hints of citrus, hops, and a bit of sweetness. Bizarre smell compared to the sight. The taste is just as unique, as it mixes the complexities of an IPA, stout, and possibly even a brown ale all in one, with lots of sweet malt, but also the balance of citrus and hops. Decent body to it also, with a pleasant aftertaste and some sticky mouthfeel to it. Overall, very different, but quite impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2011
This one got me trashed for some reason. It was surprisingly smooth and very unique. I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4802) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 Its a normal heavy hop profile, bitter finish with notes of roastedness in the main flavor. Interesting mix, makes a tasty beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3101) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Had this on tap at the Nail Creek Pub in Utica. Pours black, can’t see through it, with a nice light brown head with nice lacing. Strong hoppy aroma of pine and citrus mixed with chocolate coffee. Taste starts off hoppy and finishes with chocolate and coffee. Long nicely bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours a dark brown with decent head. Almost two fingers of light tan head rises, lasting a couple minutes. The lacing is pretty solid. The aroma is pretty light giving off a nice smooth hoppiness. The taste is super hoppy from start to finish with a very bitter finish. There is slight earthniess to this that separates it from being an ipa, a nice change of pace. Overall, pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8144) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 Tap. Black pour with a khaki head. Awesome pine hop nose and taste. Well balanced with caramel malt. Just overall great.

   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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