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RATINGS: 2143   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2422) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Yoav. Dark brown-black and opaque, a little wine, a little roast and coke aroma, Bitter, malty, very bitter and a little coffee taste. Full body, dry finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2266) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Dark, dark brown colored pour with ruby highlights. Small tan head that lasts. Leaves a bit of lacing behind. Aroma is mostly hops. Some notes of orange. Creamy chocolate taste followed up with a nice citrus note of hops. Some hints of vanilla. Bitter in the back, but just a bit. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (206) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
Black body, tan head. Aroma is rich with malts, some chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, very light carbonation. Taste is also soft with slight bitterness. Overall it’s a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (749) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
Old bottle(bb01.11.12) pours a dark brown with a creamy liggt-tan head. Aroma is piney with hints of roast and liquorice. Hoppy. Taste is bitter and piney, resinous and mild roasty. If someone told me this was a black ipa, i’d believe ’em. Medium body and soft to medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 24.07.2013, 0,65l bottle sampled @ BBGTC "best-before-last-summer-tasting" :
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is dark malts, hop pellets, wet leafs, pine needles, burnt caramel, almonds, butterscotch, rubber. Taste is slightly sweet hoppy, dark malts, hops, pine needles, rubber, grass, licorice, wet leafs, cellar. Longlasting mild bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1252) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, roasted malt, coffee, and pine. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
ligth malty bread aroma,brown, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (345) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours boot black with a very thick fluffy light tan head. Some lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, biscuity - intriguing and quite nice. Taste is roasted coffee malt and grapefruit hop bitterness. Strong, but reasonably good balance for a beer that tries to do this much. Then again, sometimes doin one thing really, really well (Ruination) is a better bet. A noble effort though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours black with an amber hue and a huge tan head. Aroma is mostly a strong floral hop with some fruit, vanilla and caramel malt underneath. Taste is pretty much exclusively hop flavors; pine and floral. Not much finish on this one to speak of either. Body is average, average carbonation. I’m not really tasting any of the malt flavors in this one. It kinda just tastes like an IPA to me. Not bad by any stretch but it hasn’t blown me away either.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
DoWBrewer (9) - - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
This is a great example of a black IPA. It has tons of fresh hop aroma. I would guess centennial, Amarillo. It starts will a slight sweetness followed by a firm bitterness. The finish is slight sweet and smoother mouth feel than you would typically get in an IPA. There is light to no roast, but a very different flavor than an IPA. Overall, it is a great beer.


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