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RATINGS: 2111   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10125) - 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
Ratman197 (9664) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle shared with chadzter. Pours dark brown with an average, frothy, light brown head, lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, cookie), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, spruce), light yeast (dough) with notes of light alcohol. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, lively carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured and with a persistent dark beige foam; a solid fruity hoppiness, grapefruit and chocolate in the background; full-bodied and very bitter, fairly carbonated, very dry and very bitter chocolatey finish with notes of ashes and tons of hops

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
From the Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green 06/08/2010 (As Self-Righteous Ex 12th Anniversary) Big hop aroma. White head. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a malt finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9057) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottle (tried again at RBSG ’08)This beer rocks!... The wet Simcoe hops definitely kicked this baby’s flavor up a notch... from 3.8 to 4.0... Origninal rating... Clear, deep, dark mahogany ale with a large, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Big-time grapefruit smacks me right in the nose. Lesser, burnt notes of charcoal and ash. There’s dark chocolate in here as well, but make no mistake, the hops run the show. Sweet caramel and chocolate flavor right up front; then tannic, abrasive, pine needle and grapefruit pith bitterness. Full-bodied and astringent with medium carbonation. Burnt, bitter-as-hell, dry-as-hell finish. Thanks to growler for sending this one my way!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle from mar, thanks! you are the man! Pours a nearly black color with a thin whitish head. Aroma if full of citrus hops and some good malt character. Taste is full of grapfruit peel and a good clean malt backbone. Pouring a black IPA is prety weird and cool.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Deep black appearance with a big tan colored head. Huge charred, burnt rubber, hoppy nose that’s pretty unpleasant to me. Deep roasty, burnt dark malts over a piney hoppy flavor. Burnt hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2007
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of hops, resiny, sticky, pine, floral, with some roast and citrus. Tastes of pine, a little earthy, roast, chocolate and citrus. Piney/hoppy burps.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottled 01/03/13. A black beer with a little off-white head. A typical Black IPA US hoppy aroma. A long and strong beer. Very bitter and hoppy in the mouth with suggestive deep coffee flavours. More bitter than most Black IPAs. Quite a malty comfy finish. Good stuff.


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