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RATINGS: 2229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a clear dark brown, almost black with some ruby in there when held up to a light. There is a nice two-finger head with good retention and left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma earthy hops, dark roasted malts, and some sweetness. The taste is hop oil, a bit of bitterness, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and dark coffee. The mouthfeel is on the medium to heavy side. The alcohol is not very noticeable in this beer as well.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured into shaker pint. ..... Pours black with nice tan head................. . ....

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Love this style love this brew so sad to hear it will be no longer. Huge earthy hop aroma coupled with great coffee nose. Tast so well balance of nice roast and hops. Perfect carbonation and perfect dry finish. Get it while you can

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeinAle (123) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Peaches and hops dominate this ones olfactory presence. Hipsters beware, you’ll like this. It’s a fine BIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9399) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
One-third sample, keg at The 23 Club. Near black coloured body. Fair fawn-coloured head, mostly remaining. Smell of mid-sweet vanilla, dark fruits and grainy malts. Rich taste profile of vanilla chocolate, coffee and liquorice followed by dark fruity bitterness to a prolonged ending. Smooth and warming on the swallow. Full bodied. Delicious (Liverpool 31.01.2015).

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle pours coffee-black, roasted, chocolatey nose, palate full-bodied, ending in a roasted malt bitterness. Overall, it’s like a stout with IPA hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - FEB 7, 2015
Look: pours a dark deep brown. Amber highlights when held up to the light. Light tan head. Very thick and pillowy that hangs around a while. Thick lacing. Smell: roasted malts. Dank hops. Coffee. Taste: hops. Dank. Grapefruit. Roasted malt. Coffee. Feel: rather thick mouth feel for an IPA. Medium carbonation. Overall: nice beer. Would like more hops. But a good balance. First drank: home 2/7/15 Vintage: 2014

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (414) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Toasty, Malty and hoppy. Chocolate, coffee, citrus, vanilla taste. A bit stout-ish. Smooth boozy finish. Delicious :)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (975) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
1pt 6fl oz @ brauhaus, Edinburgh. Body is dark brown, head is big rocky, tan, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is citrus, aroma is dried fruits, caramel, chocolate, mild coffee, licorice, vanilla, herbs. Light sweet, heavy roasty and hoppy bitter, light fruity sour. Full body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, takes some time to drink, very good balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (801) - ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours deep mahogany, dark brown. Head is minimal, brownish beige, leaving nice lacings. Aroma is not too strong at first, some lactic roast aromas mainly, a bit of hop freshness, sweet cocoa chocolate too. Taste is bitter as an IPA should be but it is difficult to tell if this bitterness is coming from hops or from burnt roastiness. I guess they fit together almost perfectly. Body is there but not too much or not too little. There is burnt rye, hops by the basket, dark fruits and finish is actually quite short and leaves some burnt rye bread taste to linger for a while. Alcohol should be significant - it has after all 8,7% - but is almost not noticeable. This is very very nice, too bad that Stone has decided to discontinue this beer.


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