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RATINGS: 2251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1442) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a black color with a foamy white head. Has a very nice pine aroma, that seems to be mixes with some spice. Taste is pine, sweet, mild bitterness, and some spice. Very good, but seems a tad off for some reason I can’t put my finger on. Wouldn’t hesitate to have another though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
real_ale_ity (4) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
We were at a charity concert. Ice hot jalfrezi cordial, no jalfrezi flavour. A toothache on heroin; a millionaire in prison. Liquorice and aphid milkshake. NO_ESCAPE_FROM_REAL_ALE_ITY

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights. Tan head. Aroma is sweet fruity hops, small roast and grain. Flavor is slightly roasty underneath a fruity hop blanket. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at G Man FW. Very dark black pour with a huge froathy head. Appears light bodied though. Aroma is fat hops, with a sharp element to it. Almost a perfumy sense. Big hop flavor as well with a metallic bitter tinge. Very intense flavor. Finishes dry, bitter and heavy. Holy crap there is a lot of hop in this for a dark ale. Crazy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (540) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A wonderful brown ale. Immediate flavor of malt with a slight chocolate undertone finishes with a lighting mild malt flavor for a few minutes. Deep flavor that almost melts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Hop aroma mix with a chocolate almost cocoa aroma in this black brew with a tan head of tiny bubble. The taste is choc syupy hops with a good combo of sweet and bitter. The aftertaste of this medium bodied brew is bitter and you get a bit of burn from the almost %9
Earlier Rating: 6/17/2012 Total Score: 4.1
A bitter hoppy smell with a bit of chocolate. The color is black with a medium head. The taste is malty and bitter with a bit of chocolate notes and a bitter and hoppy aftertaste. This brew had a meduim body and a crisp feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Best before June 5, 2014.
Appearance: The body appears black but through light a deep clear garnet hue is shown. The tan head explodes from the body with excellent retention.
Aroma: Piney and grapefruit immediately with prominent roast, sweet malts and caramel. Very nice smelling actually, nicely balanced and enticing.
Taste: Caramel and chocolate are prominent up front, but not huge in flavor. Overlying the malt base is a piney/earthy mild to moderate bitterness. Dark chocolate and raisins are on the finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: A little past date, but Stone puts such short enjoy by dates anyway. This tastes a tad oxidized, but overall it’s very nice. I’ll try this fresher for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (312) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4015) - 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.,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 22, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is sweet malts and bitter hops. Taste is slightly sweet with a bitter finish.

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