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RATINGS: 2209   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.


VitaminR's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Big pine resin candy nose. Color is black with deep amber hues, thick tan head. Caramel sweetness, very faint roasty malt background, big hop bitterness and flavor, balance is towards hops for sure. Alcohol is warming and very pleasant. Med to high carbonation, full rich body, finish is warming and hoppy. Might be too literal of an interpretation of a Black IPA, not getting enough roasty malt flavors or aroma, great beer, just expected a little more "traditional" characteristics of style.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (467) - USA - MAR 29, 2015
Fairly dark black, border line cola color with half finger light khaki head. Smells of rye, dark malt, anise, piney hops, a little dark fruit. Taste is a dark grain/rye like bitter, burnt charred, cigarette ash, anise, a tiny bit of coffee and chocolate, pine hops. Good representation of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (112) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Svart jordig färg. Liten smutsbrun skumkrona. Doft av rostad malt. Rå besk smak. Torkade fikon, salmiak och starkt kaffe.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska från Sebbe. Svart med beige skum. Doft av choklad, fikon och karamell. Torr med smak av choklad, kaffe och lång beska.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (341) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Brun kulör med doft av kakao, fikon och rostad malt. Kraftig smak med bra humlebett. Kaffe, mörk choklad och kavring.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (217) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015
From the bomber, nice high collar on the pour. Hoppy and some surprising fruit accompanies this gritty, dark marvel of a concoction. It’s like having a strong stout without all the annoying sweetness and malt one usually gets. Spicy and strong. "It aint bragging if you can back it up" Dizzy Dean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle @ Cardinal. Clear dark amber body with a medium sized, stable off-white head. Nice aroma, fruity, pine and smooth dark malt and coffee in a really integrated combination. Nice and balanced in flavor as well, dark malt, light roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel, dry fruit, citric fruit, some pine and nice bitterness. Fine body and good aftertaste. A really nice and pleasant BIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted malts, fruit, taste is nice and bitter, malty, roasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CVBis007 (51) - - MAR 3, 2015
Stone brews some kick ass IPAs, and some imperials that will kick your ass. This righteous ale is everything awesome about their high power IPAs put under a flame and roasted with some coffee chocolate goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 2, 2015
Lovely orange choco, cassis, sweet grapefuit. Rich choco malt, plenty of citrus hop, roasted coffee, berries, touch of mint, peppery bitter finish. Outstanding bipa, complex blend of fruity and roasted flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2015
faintly of hops and coffee. dark in color. slightly lighter than a stout and with reddish undertones. the aftertaste is a bit wonky for me for some reason and it lasts for a long time.. it’s still a good beer though.


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