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RATINGS: 2220   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Poured dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma was strong, similar to Double Bastard, with a little extra roasted scent and some citrus/pine. Taste was also similar to Double Bastard, with a little IPA thrown in. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich, with some hop bite on the tongue. Very nice beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Poured dark brown with plenty of lighter copper highlights. The head was tan, two-fingers tall and lasted. Somewhere between "sheets of lacing" and "thick webs of lacing" The aroma was Arrogant Bastard and then they added in some roasted, almost chocolatey malts. The flavor was more of a straightforward IPA in my mind. Aggressive pine/citrus hoppiness with some softer toasted caramel malts. Slight alcohol heat that Stone does quite well. Mouthfeel was thin to medium in body and the finish was dry as a bone. I really liked this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Strong citrus aromas, grapefruit peel, with hints of caramelized sugars, a slight roastiness. Pours dark amber brown color with no head. Very hoppy flavor, grapefruit, bitter citrus flavors with a mellow roasty flavor with hints of molasses. The slight roasty flavor of that dark malts mellow the intense hops a bit. There is a slight resin flavor in there too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, and ash. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a dark amber brown with a large frothy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, floral, pineapple and berries. Flavor is sweet grapefruit, pine, earthy, chocolate, caramel, berries and peaches. Long grapefruity bitter finish. Smooth medium-full body, resinous texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Deep, early black body with ruby at the edges. A rocky and dense brown tan head is on top. the aroma is up front grapefruit and caramel. There is also some nice hazelnut. The taste is nicely bitter grapefruit mixed with some light chocolate milk. There is also some coffee in here. Wow, a well balanced and interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
A NICE DARK BEER THAT IS BARKY AND HERBAL IN THE SPIRIT OF LICORICE AND PEPPER WITH A TOUCH OF ANISE THESE HERBAL AND TINGLY FEATURES COMBINE WITH A NICE MOUTHFEEL AND A GOOD CITRUS AS WELL AS PINECONE IPA CHARACTER TO MAKE AN INTERESTING HYBRID KIND OF A BREW. THE ALCOHOL IS SOMEWHAT HIDDEN IN THE BUSY GOINGS ON IN THIS BEER. DECENTLY SWEET AND UNCOMMON IN THAT RESPECT.... ALL TOGEATHER A VERY GOOD BEER.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Pours a dark mahogany with little head. Extremely fresh hops in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with massive amounts of piney, grapefruity hop goodness. Tart, dry finish. Delicious!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Poured a jet black with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and strong piney hops. Flavor is also very roasted maybe some coffee with a nice bitting hop finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Black with medium beige head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with grapefruit, roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with notes of roasted malt, hops liquerice and caramel. Ends with intense bitterness.


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