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RATINGS: 2126   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, heavy hoppy, grapefruit, grass. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100112]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 23. Pours dark brown with a red hue and a dense off-white head. Heavy fruity aroma, peach, grapefruit and a bit of pineapple on top of a dense malt aroma. Dark caramel flavoured with a good portion of sugar. Ends in a great hoppy and malty blend - nice.

From tap at Stone Bistro as hopped with wet Simcoe on cask. Pours pitch black with a lacing tan head. Dense fruity and hoppy aroma, clear has a lot more hops yet also perhaps too dense. Dense hoppy, bone dry yet with a mild caramel malt presence in the flavour. Fruity finish. 8-4-8-4-17=4.1

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2007
Draft. A pitch black beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of pebermint, berries, and lots of hops. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of grass as well as notes of peaches, hops, and pebermint, leading to a bitter finish. The hops are so powerful that they even give it just a hint of acidity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of kmweaver. Pours a clear, warm, reddish brown with a light brown head. Very fresh, peachy aroma. Medium body, light notes of caramel but otherwise completely dominated by peachy hop notes that also leave a massive bitterness. An exciting one. 021107

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, pine needles and grape fruits. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
Bottled (as Anniversary XI, thanks stoutlover72). Deep amber clour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, stinging fruity hops, some mild alcohol and some hints of breadyness. Flavour is grassy bitterness with some fruits, raisins and some caramel. Mild warming alcohol as well. Wellbalanced and pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2008
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost black, small head. Evident grapefruity hop aroma. Drya nd fairly clean with streamlined but well rounded body. Really well hopped with loads of grapefruit and a vital body of cookie malt. Perhaps the black colour is fooling my brian, but I seem to get some licorice as well. An impressive brew in typical Stone Brewing fashion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color wit a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy aroma with hints of licorice and chocolate. Has a roasted malty bitter hoppy flavor with some weak hints of licorice and chocoalte. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
1st June 2008. Very dark brown beer. Hoppy like an IPA. The hops are smooth and juicy with very little bitterness. The dark malt is also smooth and provides some balance to all the hops. Creamy malt finish. Lovely.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 2008-02-21, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Dark chestnut color, very big head. Powerful American hop aroma, resiny and fruity. Good body strength, with a strong caramel flavor, some chocolate, sweetness, extreme hopping. Not much poetry about it, just a war tale, and I like it!

2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Dark mahogany color; thin creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity (sweet nuts, bitter oranges...). Good body strength, very strong caramel and malt flavor, it would be sweet but it’s overwhelmed by the extreme and aromatic hopping. Great.


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