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RATINGS: 2129   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with foamy brown head. Looks like a Porter but the aroma and taste is a IPA. Aroma strong floral hops. Taste of hops, hops and roasted malt with a bitter finish. You don’t taste the alcohol but you will feel it. Great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bottle from Vidalia.$7.39 without tax. Black with brown edges. Thin lacing type head. Strong hoppy aroma. The taste was of piney hops. Slighty oily texture. Robust flavor. Funny, when you look at this beer you can’t imagine that it tastes the way it does. I like 10th much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bomber from OAK Tree! The pour was awesome to me, a black IPA huh. The nose was all the IPA stuff, pine cut crass, ect. The dark pour had soem rudby to it, and I wanted to smell some dark fruit, but ???? This was great, and I do not like IPA’s so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Dark mahogoney brown colour with mid sized head. Aroma is brown sugar and roasted malts with a hop presence. Rich and roasty with a nice bitter undertone. Almost like a porter and a bitter combined. Nice effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pint Eastside Club Tavern Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color with a thin head. The deep malt aroam was and the flaover was hard to determine the type of beer this really was. Had a stout character with a deep alcohol flavor. Rich flavors dark malts and with lots of intresting flavor os earth notes. This was a great great beer. Loved the flavor. I hope to hold a few for the yers to come.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pours a very dark brow, would call it black, but brown when pouring from the neck of the bottle. Strong citrus on the nose with tangerine and grapefruit. Lots of hops on the palate with a sweet, strong hop finish with slight smoke and roast. VERY slight smoke and roast. Very unique. Taste similar to a black rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alandudeman (25) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Nice hoppy roasted scent with slight under-tones of citrus. Nice and strong flavor. Definitely tasted citrus, hops, and a strong roasted flavor all blended. Also think there were berries in there somewhere. All this conglomerates to a pleasant bitterness on your palate and a smile on your face followed by a pleasant warming sensation in your throat... Consumed from a bottle so I can’t comment on the color or head. Texture was pretty thick but not stout thick. Fits nicely between IPA and Stout. Not the best ale to introduce your college buddies to if they prefer crap...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Naven. Very reminescent of Alpha Klaus, w/ less malt and more hops. Except for the color, this is a IIPA. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Nice black color with a small head that reduces to a decent froth/lace. Upon openeing the bottle the hop smell jumps out and gabs you. The taste is quite unique with a strong malt component balanced with the bitter hop flavor to produce a taste that is original (at least to my tastebuds). The hops really explode in the finish with a taste that may ruin my tongue for the other beer I chose for tonight. Not in a bad way, mind you, just in a way that makes me wish I had another bottle of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Dark brown, english porter-looking appearance, with a frothy tan head - hop aroma explodes from the glass as I pour, and I haven’t even put the glass near my nose yet - simcoe and amarillo overwhelm the nose, but underneath you can detect faint undercurrents of roasted malts, and peaty, smokey smells - medium sweet up front, with some chocolate and roasted malt stout-like flavors - dry hop character bitch slaps those flavors off the tongue pretty fast, though - roasty and smokey notes linger underneath, though, and actually compliment the piney/woody, extreme hop profile - sticky sweetness shows its face again, bringing with it some dried cherries and a bit of caramel - a little alcohol heat near the end - another in-your-face hop monster from Stone, but she is a pretty tasty one.

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