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RATINGS: 2111   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Dark brown, with a full tan head. Ample aromas. Flavor combines dark fruits, light roast from the malt, with citrusy, rich hop flavors. I usually don’t like big roast and hops, but this is different and in it’s own league. Tastes similar to Double Bastard and Arrogant Bastard to me. Stone is right, the malt and hops are both well pronounced, but they don’t clash at all. Very nicely balanced, as well as a "Black IPA" can be...this beer feels refined in every way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 from the bottle. poured black with some mahogany thrown in with a nice big tan head. aroma hops, fruits, some roasted nuts alcohol, grapefruit, pine. flavor, didn’t except this. tasted like a IPA who ever heard of a black IPA? big time hops, light cherry, some chocolate. alcohol. this is one good beer, going buy few more of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Had a tasting at the Stone 11th Festival, I really liked this! Poured dark, light creamy head, very hoppy and smooth. I can taste some citrus and smoke in there, very awesome brew!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 On cask at Stone Fest XI dry hopped with fresh chinooks. Nice dark color. tons of hops balanced by smoky malted undertones. Cross between a porter and an IPA. Very good brew. Cheers Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Ah so it goes that this is an alias, and i just tried the new sublimely self rightoues version and it was pretty nice. 2nd sample Stone Anniversary Fest XI. On Cask dry hopped with simcoe and summit hops. Pours dark dark black with a 1 finger creamy head. The nose was very nice, with prickly hops. Very smooth and sweet taste, not overly bitter. Damn nice anniversary brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle poured a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma was a huge grapefruit and pine with a good dark caramel. The flavor had a fruity bitterness up front that dropped to an amazing caramel and chocolate malt. I would say that this is the best stone anniversary since the 6th.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
22oz. bottle. Aroma is floral and citrus. Dark body with tan head. Blanket of lacing covers the glass. Good citrus hop flavor that is little dry. Sugar and syrupy thickens the body for some sweet nector. Sweet dry citrus vine on the palate and filling. Good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
bottle- a combination of oatmeal stout creamy mouthfeel, roasty porter undertones, and big hop bitterness and flavor make this black IPA a great beer, and one I will be upset is only a one time release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Tasted at Stone XI Party. Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted barley, caramel, and fruit. Citrus taste dominates with a nice roastiness, some pine notes, and a tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours a stout-like nearly black color with a dense tan colored head. Aroma is huge blast of citrus, floral, pine, and some underlying chocolate and roast. Flavor is huge grapefruit, citrus, pine up front, then turns to more chocolate, roasted malts, and maybe some coffee and smoke. Palate is full bodied, medium carbonation, finishes bitter. Really nice stuff.

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