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RATINGS: 2215   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlud (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
Rich creamy head. Great lacing. Hops, peaches, peach cobbler, mint, subtle herbs (oregano, rosemary), pine needles and sap in the nose. Sweet cane sugar, and subtle peaches, pine needles and sap.. Loads of hops throughout into a long lasting hop finish. A typical Stone hop overload. Still a fantastic beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoth (576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2009
Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with almost no light making it through. Medium tan head, and good, lasting lacing. Fragrant with loads of floral hop aromas, pine, grass, and grapefruit. Some notes of coffee and molasses too. Medium, velvety, dry body. Strong bitter grapefruit and grass flavor, with very subtle malt characteristics, maybe coffee and caramel. A long, intense bitter aftertaste. Looks like an Imperial Stout, tastes like an Imperial IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7276) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bomber, 11th Anniversary Ale. Poured iced tea brown with a fine cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toffee, brown sugar, and baker’s chocolate paired with grapefruit and toasted pine hoppage.. just a little nutty impression on the back. The flavor had dry, dark chocolate and bitter coffee along with bitter floral and citrusy notes.. long, grainy finish that carried through more bitterness than I expected. Medium-bodied and bitter on the palate with moderate carbonation.. balance was decent, but the finish was too abrasive for my liking.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2009
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 This is such an amazingly strange beer... Its dark like a stout, hoppy like an IPA with a malty sweet swallow like a brown. What is this stuff? Its great though! Wonderful rich mouthfeel, nose is fruity, with a dark and dry fruit taste in the mouth, decisively malty and dry finish. What really gets you is how hoppy it is. Its so dark, yet the hops are really up in your face, bold, citrus n’ pine that catches you off guard... well worth finding it!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2009
22 oz bottle from Market of Choice. Pours as black as any non-stout I’ve ever had with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is heavy pine hops with a bit of a malt backbeat. Big pine hop initial flavoring with a nice smokiness and a solid malty finish that was unexpected. Very good beer, I’ll be picking up more

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
22 oz bomber Done side by side with 11 th anniversary. pours black like a stout with tan head. smells like A.B. with more floral aroma and higher alcohol presents .,hops dominate this bad boy. hints of cocoa. way more bitter than sweet..glad i tried it not gonna have seconds.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottle purchased at Friendly Mini Mart in Lakewood. (Have not seen this on at Rozi’s). WARNING: POSSIBLE HOP OVERLOAD AHEAD! Aroma is a bit more hoppy than expected. Not the Bastard’s grapefruit like hop aroma but more of a spicy one, strong in the floral side. Reminds me of Weyerbacher’s Simcoe. The look of this one is surprisingly dark. Very stoutish in appearance. The flavor, that isn’t so stouty. It is wonderfully bitter. Unusual for Stone to make such a bitter beer that doesn’t hurt to drink. The bitterness is just the right level until the finish which just closed it out nicely. In the middle the malt flavor is actually... simple. Not overly done or too one-sided. It just happens to carry the hop flavors just long enough to make this thing wonderful. A typical stone brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sridleyGTR (23) - Golden, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
Poured into a trappist glass from a 22 oz bottle. Looks like a stout – opaque black with a thin tan head that fades to almost nothing, but leaves lacing behind. Aroma dominated by juniper / pine, with malty undertones. Creamy palate that turns slightly fizzy (you feel the carbonation that you can’t see). Bitter cocoa up front transforms into a major piney hop aftertaste. Some smoke flavors emerge as the beer warms. Finishes with lingering medicinal and cherry flavors. A strange combination of flavors, but the ABV is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Deep rich brown with minimal head with a coating of hop oil. Heavy but fresh aroma of citrus and piney hops. Clean and very dry finish that goes on and on. The sweetness isn’t apparent until after a few sips when the hoppiness subsides but then adds considerable depth. The roasty malts that carry through keep this beer from tipping off the bitter end.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgianBeerGal (3317) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2009
Traded bottle as Stone 11th anniversary. Very interesting beer and I liked it a great deal. The aroma was hops and molassas and that continued into the flavour but then also some dark fruit and sweeter malts. At times this seemed to edge towards a quad or BSA. Really unique and enjoyable.


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