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RATINGS: 2124   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1521) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bomber. Black beer, with a big, dirty head. A bit foamy. Nose of those good old Stone hops. Burnt malts, medium body, hoppy/bitter almost porter-ish. The thick malts and mouth really come through as this beer warms up. Really nice-wish I had a few more of these.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Pours a deep amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, and some citrus hops. Flavor is roasted malts some chocolate, and a bitter hop finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 Pours dark black with a touch of dark brown around the edges with a beige foam head. Malty licorice aroma with hints of chocolate, dark fruit and coffee balanced out b a nice floral hop odor. Roasted chocolate malt up front with hints of roasted coffee and licorice followed up by a beautiful floral hop finish that baances out this beer perfectly. Awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Jerc: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with some light roasted malt notes. Taste is a mix between some roasted malt with some west-coats bitter hops mostly dominating. Body is quite full with some great carbonation and alcohol is not apparent. Interesting take on the IPA style but nothing really earth shattering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Dark full body contrast with a light hoppy aroma and well blended malt. Tastes of mocha and porter mingle well with the wet hops. Some notes of fruit as well. Alcohol content extraordinary. Definitely a stone staple. Just a tad too intense for my palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2010 2010-06-25. Black body with a nice creamy brown head, awesome lacing. Leafy green hop aroma. 8+ Flavour is fairly bitter, quick leafy green hops, resin, rich dark malt base. 8+ Cream medium to full bodied palate. Yumm! 8+/5/8+/4/17+ - 4.2 On Tap at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland.

2008-01-01. Bottle. Black body with a big foamy tan head. Green leafy hop aroma, mild roast malt and alcohol. (7+) Similar green leafy hops in the flavour, lots of bitterness throughout, with a very mild undertone of roast malt, lingering green hops. Not really getting much in the way of citrus really, more leafy hops with maybe slight resin. Smooth average to medium palate (3+). Solid. 8/4/8/3/17 - 4.0

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1964) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. The opening aromas are weighted towards malt flavors of roast, nuts , and caramel, with the mildly citric hops entering in on the end. It’s a similar story in the mouth with the caramel and roasted notes (along with hints of smoke and leather) taking center stage. The familiar citrusy hops that Stone uses are still there, but I’m surprised how muted, albeit very balanced, they are. Seems more like a brown ale crossed with an IPA to me. A very good beer though, whatever you want to call it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Pours pitch black with firm tan head. Looks like an imperial stout. Nose is full of hops and roasted grains. Flavor was citrus and pine hops, roasted malts, a hint of burned chocolate, and a nice lingering, bitter hop finish. Different and delicious, another good one from Stone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
msiano (35) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Had this one the other day.. I have to amitt that i was fully in the bag when I tried this one. (Thanks dmac621)... Nice Pitch-Black color with a nice tan head to match. Kind of a bitter taste at first but it grew on me. Strong roasted malt and Hop flavor. I would like to taste this one again when im sober.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle at Bagers (Thanks Sune).Black - white head. Burned, sharp hoppy, schwarzbrot, sweetness, berries, fruity. Very nice - but wierd.


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