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RATINGS: 2112   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Deep brown ... high american hop ... lots of american hop ... lots of citrus... in blind test you would not guess the colour.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, flowers and has a long heavy bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, December 2010. Pours black with a small creamy off white head and lacings. Roast, soy, caramel and coffee. A bit of ashes. Full bodied. Nice . .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle from The Rake. Bite Hat Moon said Sim. Black with a beige head. Some alcohol on aroma. Some coffee and intense roasted malts. Very good mouth, very roasty indeed. Lovely roasted smooth beer. Nice beer. Lovely, great balance. Hops are good, but settled down. Lovely

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Draught at BBF13. Caramelly aroma, a little alcohol. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Good caramelly flavour. Quite bitter and quite alcoholic, but well-balanced. Sweetish with a spicy hop note. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13362) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle at Bagers (Thanks Sune).Black - white head. Burned, sharp hoppy, schwarzbrot, sweetness, berries, fruity. Very nice - but wierd.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
Bottle, 22oz, thx to thewolf. It pours a clear, dark brown body with a dense beige head on top. It has a lovely aroma with chocolate, coffee, sweetness and dried fruiots, as well as a lovely hop profile with pine, resin and citrus, mostly orange. Chocolate and coffee flavor, rather burnt, with fruity hop flavors, citrus notes, pine and resin. Full, rather dry mouthfeel, and a long, piney and resiny finish with citrus. This is one of those lovely beers with layers and layers of aroma and flavor. The aroma being the best of those though. Nice. (080301)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
Bottled (vintage September 2007, Vasa session). Deep ruby-brown color, creamy beige head, some lace. Aroma is mix of yeast, hops and bread - like sniffing dirty socks (Miksu said that it is oxided hops). Crisp carbonation. Sticky hops in powerful body. Finish has licorice and grapefruit juice. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
Murky dark brown. Smells like a good Black Toque. All toasty and leafy, then dark & chewy. Big anise finish. What I like about this is the size and sweetness of the body, it really provides a solid backdrop for the leafy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, rye, grapefruit, pineapple, and light pine. Flavor of dark roasted malt, citrusy hops, rye bread, and caramel malt with a bitter finish.


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