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RATINGS: 2250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14110) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black opaque color, white head. Smell hops, grassy, mint and fresh. Very nice fresh grassy taste with a lot of hops. Good carbo, medium to full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Strong aroma of grapefruit and pine. Or the other way around. Near opaque dark brown color and a beige head that left lace tatters. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Strong hop bite, seems more pine than grapefruit. Something of a burn along the back edges of the tongue. Very dark malt sweetness, but way overpowered by the hop. The finish is left over dark roast malt, and a lot of hoppy bitter. It’s complicated in a relatively simple way - I think there are many things that the hop is mostly hiding. Really good ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle from Dutch’s. Poured dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Heavy complex toasted malt,tart citrus and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Heavy balanced bittersweet chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer that I have additional bottles to try the next three years. Good beer for #2800

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bomber poured a clear dark brownish black with ruby highlights and a lasting tan head. Aromas of citrus, pine and hints of earthiness and roastiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of orange, pink grapefruit, light apricot, light pine and a hint of earthiness with a smooth but slightly crisp lingering bitter citrus finish. Probably the best Stone beer I’ve ever tasted!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop clear, red-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, floral, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some earthy, chocolate, light caramel. Smooth medium-full body, very resinous. Yummy!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Keg at The Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Black with cream head. This is certainly an interesting beer, initially lots of liquorice and aniseed notes, charcoal, then a fruity, lemony hop to top it off, my wife said a Catherine Wheel of flavours. It finishes with a long bitter dryness whilst still giving off a fragrant hop. Plenty happening and mostly very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy hoppy and moderate malty aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Some chocolate notes. long heavy bitter fnish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Black with an off-white head. Huge hoppy aroma of peach and oranges. Fruity and resinous hop flavour - quite sweet and quite bitter. Licorice notes and a slightly roast finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12741) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft - Roast malts and grapefruit. A bit so spice, maybe anise? You can almost see through the dark mahogany, and a beige nice rich head. Big pine and toasted malts. Thin body and a bit of alcohol burn, not as I had hoped with the aroma. Not bad, but just ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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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