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RATINGS: 2250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Deep brown ... high american hop ... lots of american hop ... lots of citrus... in blind test you would not guess the colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
everything advertised. dark, hoppy aroma like how i want bread to smell. deep dark brown, lasting sandy head. damn near perfect flavor. i love the concept and the outcome. dark roasted heaviness meets strong hoppy goodness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 Dark pour, strong hoppy nose, excellent lacing. Mouth is of grapefruit, citrus hops but deep dark malts, VERY complex, but very well ballanced. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 22oz bottle. Poured a clear brown color with red light shining through. The head was tall, rocky, and light tan with good retention. Aroma was of caramel, brown sugar, and sprucy hops, all in roughly equal proportions. There was also a whiff of alcohol. Delicate malty sweetness was accompanied by moderate hop bitterness up front. The finish was dry and bitter. Carbonation was on the higher end of the spectrum with light to medium body. Interesting mix of caramel, dark chocolate, subdued chicory, and bitter grapefruit rind flavors. There was some alcohol mixed in there as well, but it was well disguised. Pretty unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Almost pitch black pour with a hint of dark red when held up to the light. Two finger beige head after a minute of settling, and beautiful lacing. Upon first whiff, I was blasted with numerous dimentions of hoppy goodness. Citrus, pine, and floral types were all present and mixed into an intoxicating concoction of hop glory. Hops dominate the flavor, but remarkably, balance out the big malt flavors quite nicely. Despite its powerful and agressive flavors, this is very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Hybrid stout mixed with an IPA done very well. Rich Burnt malts and hops take the main stage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, peach, and a hint of caramel or roasted malt, also a hint of alcohol, very slight though. Nice medium body, very smooth. Flavor is hop dominated, with notes of citrus and caramel, also hints at coffee. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Been waiting a bit to drink this one. Pours deep black with brown head. Aromas of pine, malt, and citrus. Flavors of pine and citrus. Drinks like a regular IPA. I thought it would have different flavors but nope. Stone just keeps impressing me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle pours black with a light tan head. Has a nice IPA like aroma of citrus and pine. Head lasts a very long time. Laces the glass as you drink it and has a medium mouthfeel. Tastes like I’m drinking an IPA, but its dark. Has very little roasted flavors and is mostly like drinking an IPA. Very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6075) - 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. I’m 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.

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