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RATINGS: 2235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours black with creamy tan head. Smells of hops and malts. Tastes of hops, bitter, malts, and alcohol. Has medium carbonation and long bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Pours black with a nice 1/2" thick white head. Smells of citrus, dark chocolate, pine and cut grass. Dark roasted malts,chocolate, coffee, grapefruit, pine and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is long and well balanced between the roasted bitterness and the hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bottled, consumed on 11/2/07. Cola colored pour, modest tan head with excellent retention and plenty of bubbles. Smoky, piny aroma: reminds me of a robustly hopped porter in the nostrils. Nicely chewy in the mouth. When served cold, hops are assetive in this beer, easily the strongest flavor. There are some faint suggestions of bread and honey mixed in there, but this is a hophead’s brew. As it warms, balance appears, allowing a stronger malt profile to emerge. Reminds of pumpernickel bread or a dash of mocha. Strong as it leaves the mouth with a lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
11th Anny on-tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Pours a dark black, with little head. Smells is an unmatched combination of roasted coffee and hops. Taste follows this. It finishes clean and hoppy, but the body is full and rich sweet coffee. A treat for your tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This is a very good beer but it’s definitely over hyped. Like many of Stone’s beers.  

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steverus0 (244) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
This is...well... Not quite heaven, but I suppose that sublime is apt. This brew cuts a perfect balance between the roasted notes and hoppy bitterness that others have performed with less success. Pours an opaque ebony with bright and decently persistent head. Aroma of pine and hints of chocolate. Taste is roasted barley and a faint chocolate with flower-forward west coast hop varieties. Smooth and balanced on the mouth. Yup. New favorite (at least one of them) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
This is a great beer. Aroma is mostly hops, appearance is black w/ tan head that fades quickly. Taste is bitter roast then hops on the finish a nice piney spicy hop flavor that lingers on your tongue balancing out with the roast very well. It’s a nice mouthfeel, not too thick to ruin the refreshing finish but not too thin either. Overall If I could find more of this I would drink more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours black with a nice frothy pale head. Head retention is excellent. Aroma of malt, hops, pine, slight citrus, spice, alcohol, very slight soy sauce and smoke. Flavors of spice, hop bitterness, slight citrus, caramel, alcohol, smoke, vanilla and very slight but pleasant sour notes. It’s just an awesome brew. Almost taste like a BA brew. With stone updating their recipes I wonder if they will make a 2.0 of this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a nice black with a nice tan head and some lace. Aroma is of citrus, citrus hops, notes of orange, rosated malts, resin and wood. West coast hops, orange, roasted malts, some carbonation and a little alcohol bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
Not sure why this is shown as an American Strong Ale. I see this as a Black IPA - This brew should be poured nice and cold to enjoy the Hoppy goodness - be sure to let the beer warm though and drink slowly as this brew transforms into a wonderful smoky, malty porter type brew with major Hoppy goodness. Very complex and you do want to experience all levels and dimensions of this craft!

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