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RATINGS: 2221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Weíre 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
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Man, Ratebeer needs a "Strong Porter" Category. Has anyone ever brought that up? I should go to the forums right now and say something. Iím sure it will be an insightful, not al all tedious discussion... Anyway, this is very dark, with a decent brown head. Great aroma of pine, citrus and smoke. Its ratther thin bodied, in a good way. Flavor is an appealing mix of strong coffee and piney, citrusy hops, and some burnt toast. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1943) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2008
22oz. bomber: This one pours an opaque, dark brown color. There was a fair amount of a tan head on it that lingers and leaves a good bit of lacing. The aroma is mainly pine, citrus and spicy hops. You can detect some malts trying to break through. The taste is a bit bitter, with a huge amount of malts thrown in. Some sweetness, roastiness, chocolate. Itís almost as if they threw in a large amount of everything they had around, but they did it in a way that a nice balance was achieved. Very Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Pours a dark brownish black with 2 fingers of brown head. Aroma of malt, citrus, hops and pine. This beer has quite the unique taste.......black ipa? Iím not sure but the hops stand out and the malt and roastiness hit at the finish. Very good beer, iím really liking this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoe. Very dark brown reddish colour with a nice head. Fantastic aroma of hops, citrus, peach and other high alpha hops. Flavour of hops malt and little chocolate very nice endeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5340) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized beige head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was sweetish grapefruity hops and a light note of roasty malts. The flavor was bitter and had a fairly strong and crisp floral and fruity hop presence with a light roasty malt base. The finish was long and was dominated by floral hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle. Small fizzy tan head with a fair amount of lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown-black hue. Nose was hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, malt, and some roastiness. Flavor was bitter, hoppy, citrus, roasty, and finishes dry. Mouthfeel was dry. Medium body. Nicely done given the style, but too hoppy tasting for my liking given that I am not a hop head. Quaffable and worthy of a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bomber. Pours a deep garnet with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is overwhelmingly citrus and pine hops, with chocolate and roasted malt thrown in.....The TASTE, however, is interesting - itís hoppy, so it must be an IPA....WAIT! Thereís a slight bit of malt and chocolate....WAIT! It finishes like an IPA. Whatever it is, itís all good and a wonderful, wonderful brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Bomber purchased at Crown Liquors #15, in Fishers, IN. Pours nearly black with just a touch of garnet highlight, near the stem of the glass, and a dense, creamy, pitted tan head that leaves sticky lace behind. Very pretty. The nose is a total disconnect from the appearance: a solid hop front (citric and piny hops) are layered over solid chocolate and roasted malt notes. Medium-bodied with a thin creaminess, transitioning to a dry, almost woody, bitter hopped finish that lingers for quite a while. A nice balance of pine and citrus over a solid malt backbone. Itís difficult to pull out any discernible malt "flavors" behind the hop notes, but the malt does contribute significantly towards body and balance. This is another very solid brew from the guys at Stone. If youíre a hop head looking for something a bit off the beaten path, find a bottle of this beer. You wonít be disappointed.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changus (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Poured dark and thick. Low carbonation high hop flavor and a kill with the smooth strong malt. Super dry tongue pincher that will leave you with a happy feeling.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle from shp555, thanks Steve. Pours a copper-amber with just a bit of creamy foam. Kind of resembled a toned down IIPA with the hoppiness but after a I had a few sips then some of the complexity arose and the malt took over. Not a bad brew at all


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