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RATINGS: 2235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Itís interesting to taste this beer, itís boozy, hoppy and has a lingering bitterness to it. It also has a bit of an oily texture, pretty good, not a 100 though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
A very dark beer that would make you think it is a stout. Nicely bitter and hoppy. Once again stone always makes a great product ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Heavily skewed towards the hop end. Bitter, lots of clear additions. Itís great but I think thereís a bit of stones reputation figuring into that 100 rating. Not too balanced, but a nice bite with a hint of roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Aroma: Dark roasted malt, espresso and an odd mosquito-spray smell - my guess is the hops. Appearance:Black with a small tan head. Flavor: Roasted malt and caramel - moderately sweet. Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation and a silky texture. Overall: Very impressed with how well balanced it is for the typically unbalanced style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This is a very good beer but itís definitely over hyped. Like many of Stoneís beers. †

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4208) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Cold bottle from Brewdog. BB Sep 2013. Black, small tan head. Up front there is resin, grapefruit, some coffee detectable. Finish is chocolatey. I donít have much to say about it because there isnít much complexity, but it is a nice black IPA. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14562) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Draught at BBF13. Caramelly aroma, a little alcohol. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Good caramelly flavour. Quite bitter and quite alcoholic, but well-balanced. Sweetish with a spicy hop note. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a black with a thin viscosity and a thin head. Smells is smokey hops and a hint of caramel and hops. Taste is roasted malts with a hop finish. Palate has done roared malts, middle is apricot, molasses and caramel and a hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2014
8.7% Black IPA bottle on sale at Antenna America. Great dark cola pour with a thick creamy head of beige foam that reminds me of a root beer float! Nice sweet hoppy citrus aroma with a decent underlying chocolate with a touch of smoke. The taste is grapefruit, mesquite, citrus, pine a dab of cocoa. Medium to full body. Overall a really good Black IPA but I prefer a bit more malts to balance out the hops. Quite good but leaning slightly towards the hops, digging the bit of smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atlrizzob (223) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours a very deep, very dark brown with a light foam. Smells of roasted malts and hops. Has a very rich delicious flavor of cocoa roasts and bitter citrus hops. This one holds it down.

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