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RATINGS: 2228   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeroWolfe (13) - USA - NOV 27, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with generous brown head. Strong fruity aroma. Taste to match, strong enough to be satisfying, but not overpowering. Quite a bit of lace. Stone rarely disappoints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Bottle. Very dark brown almost black body with a large rocky brownish-white head. Smells awesome - hop resin, caramel sugar, toasty cookies, tonnes of orange citrus. Alcohol flavour is in full force, really bitter and there is pine left on the lips. Lots of malt backbone in a caramel toffee-like fashion. I really enjoyed this stuff - it’s really powerful but very drinkable and the hops are just great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Great brew, pours black with little head that disapears rapidly into a lacy ring. Has smoky roasted malts for the flavor and hints of chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden and balanced with the deep flavor of this dark beast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2007
22oz. bomber. Pours a deep, dark brown with a medium tan head that laces nicely. Wonderful aromas of fresh hops, baked apples, brown sugar and hints of pear and malt. Flavor is of hops, caramel, pears, and spice with hints of malts to finish. Has a very smooth, velvety mouthfeel. One of the more interesting brews I have had in a while, but awesome all in itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Dark brown. Hoppy aroma, good and strong, IPA like, as it is. Good head. Bitter, but not horribly so. Doesn’t look hoppy but is. Expected more malts. Hop taste is strong not overpowering and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 dark red. but not super dark. smells like a stone beer. all that sharp hop. pretty balanced mild flavor. like ipa stout mix,. probably one of my two fave stones

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bomber. Deep ruby/brown pour with off-white head. Big malt presence on the nose. Bitter hop flavors, some pine, and very slight smoke in flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet bitter finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 22, 2007
22oz bottle: poured very dark brown with a large brown head. Big bitter hop aroma. Flavor was mostly hops, some pine and citrus notes. Mild maltiness which lends to the slight sweetness in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2007
22 oz bottle 10/10/07: Very dark brown w/a lasting light beige head... Great lacing! Strong citrusy & piney hop up front! Bready malt, and very subtle roasted grain aromas. A touch of alcohol in the nose and some light caramel notes. Hop dominant flavor, but not as strong as the nose. More well balanced between bready malt and soapy, piney hop flavor. Very, very, light roast & chocolate dark grains in the finish. Light grassy and herbal hops in the aftertaste. Dry finish w/ resiny hops.. sort of sharp! Medium body, lower medium CO2, well hidden alcohol, but dry m/f from hops and alcohol. Very interesting beer and nice use of the dark malts to add some complexity. Definitely hop dominant, and I’d like to see more malts in the flavor, but that’s just me! Very nice dark IPA though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2433) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of toasted and cereal, heavy hops of perfume spruce and resin, light leather for the yeast , with raisins , wine ,wood, vanilla, alcohol and cardboard in the background. Head is light brown, creamy with some small bubbles, has good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is a very dark brown to black. Flavor starts lightly sweet, acidic and bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, creamy and has a soft carbonation. Heavy and rich in aroma, light in flavor, it seems to be a mix of DIPA and porter. Not that it’s a bad thing, just a bit confusing.

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