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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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyPete (27) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
Wonderful rich aroma, flavour and lingering bitterness. Dark black colour with nice head. Rich flavours, and long lasting mouthfeel. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aecoryn85 (13) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Appearance: Black with pearl colored lacing Smell: Smell rye spices with a floral undertaking Taste: A well balanced imperial ipa with the rye malt balancing out the west coast happiness Mouthfeel: The spices of the rye give way to a slight bitterness in smooth imperial black ipa. Overall: This is a great example of a double black ipa. Let it sit for a minute to allow the rye malt to come out in the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tselloufc88 (337) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Petaluma Market. Completely black appearance with a biege-white head. Aroma is of pine and grapefruit with some chocolate and coffee also present. Creamy taste, lots of grapefruit initially, then the chocolate, coffee and vanilla comes in and it all comes together with a nice big bitter finish. Tastes no where near 8.7%! Really delicious. Glad I tried this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Now this is what all Black IPA’s should be!!! Makes sense coming from a natural IPA maker in Stone brewing...pours a clear black almost opaque color with a big frothy brown head that leaves lot of lace on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, citrus, grapefruits & pine on the nose all in a big complex beautiful balance. Taste is roasted malts mixed with citrus hops mixed with cocoa mixed with pine mixed with coffee mixed with grapefruit...well you get the idea complex and balanced with a semi dry to dry finish which makes this the best Stone beer I’ve had to date. Absolutely love this beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Turboninja (505) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Medium-strong, quite sweet and alcohol flavored aroma with raisin, malts and chocolate. Black color with light-medium, long staying, beige head. Strong though smooth taste with some sweetness. Raisin, syrup, malts, chocolate and coffee in semi-roasted style. Some alcohol flavor suits for this beer. Also a bit of hops but in very balanced manner concerned with other flavors. Medium-wide taste spectrum and long, bit fruity, malty and hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouth feel and medium-low carbonation. A perfect beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (88) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Great malty high Gravity IPA w dark malts in the mash. So the favor is quite a bit divergent yet still an IPA. I like it. Not as hoppy as some IPA or double IPA styles. What you taste is the malt to hop ratio so that needs to be considered for a high Gravity IPA. I am still trying to find a Dark IPA like I remember Pete’s Wicked Ale contract brewed by August Schell in New Ulm, MN. This comes pretty close!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (1423) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Supreme beer, fresh stone hop aroma, backed by a great malt backbone, fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (1923) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at home, bomber finished all by myself and boy was I glad to. Thanks tderoeck for the bottle. Together with Wookey Jack this must be the best Black IPA I've had up to date. Bitter as hell, roasted malts. The way I like my Black IPA's. More leaning towards the IPA-style. Absolutely lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Jet black pour with tan head. Coffee and hop, aroma. Very well done and n aroma. Taste is very light coffe and dark malts ...obvious hop backend. Slightly dry finish a great blend of hops and dark malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Birronauta (8) - San Severino Marche, ITALY - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
Almost perfect as Black IPA style. Black color and a little bit cloudy. Aroma is very complex, cacao and coffee and a little of fruit. Perfect balance of malts and hops. Vey creamy, blackberries, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, grapefruit, orange, sweetnes from the caramel malt, bread, pine, roasted notes, and some citrus. Very bitter. Creamy, oily texture. Medium body e medium carbonation. This is real Black IPA, no compromise. One of my favourite black ipa’s ever.

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