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RATINGS: 2231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (936) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Good balance of roastiness and bitterness. Maybe a tad more bitter though. Little alcohol flavor as it warms up. Tasty! Solid ale for sure that would be good on occassion or on draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle - opaque dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of hops and malt. Big body, big malty flavor Rich malty flavor with an even dry/sweet balance. Well-blended hops offer great balance. Great complexity with alcohol lurking just below all the friendly flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2008
This is a really good beer. Its sort of a hybrid between a Porter and an IPA. Beautiful dark color with a tight head that takes forever to fade out. Smells fairly hoppy but also kind of dark and smoky as well. Very interesting. Hoppy and smoky. Sounds weird together but that’s the best way I can describe it. Very oily mouthfeel that leads to an extended bitterness at the end. Not unpleasant but doesn’t really do anything for the experience either. I liked the beer and if I can find it, I will be getting this one again. Stone rocks...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11394) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2009 Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Lemon, grapefruit and red berries in the somewhat green aroma, with hints of caramel and maple syrup. Firm oily hopbitter flavor with grapefruit, berries, bitter walnuts and caramel. Some maltiness shimmering through. Long oily hopbitter aftertaste, earthy and woody. Not perfectly balanced, but a very big and tasty beer. A later tasting @ jbrus’s place showed blackcurrant notes, tannines, and assam tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (861) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of biscuit, sweet citrus. Taste is chocolate, caramel, roast, sweetness, bitterness, citrus, pine. Just a lot of little hints of everything, but as a whole it had some things I like others I don’t care for. Nicely complex though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
22 oz. glass bottle- color of India ink, with a tan head - nose of flora hops, and malt – taste is malty, with good floral hops, and resin/gummy quality - body is medium, and with medium to high carbonation – aftertaste of hops, and malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
Fennel, toasted, chocolate and biscuity malts and notable in the nose along with plenty of well blended citrus and pine hops. Some roast is also notable. Dark brown body is topped by a decent and lasting tan head that is quite sticky on the sides of the glass. Chocolate, caramel and raisin like malt character with hints of roast and plenty of anis in the flavour. Bitterness is pronounced but never overwhelming. Medium body with decent carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with Beershine and Oakes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1590) - 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.

   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.

   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!

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