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RATINGS: 2252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Were 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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokephibroke (311) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Wonderful black pour with some red undertones. Thin off white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, soy and some wood. Flavor is pine, chocolate, dried fruit. Wonderful lingering bitterness after a coating mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Hoppy smell that gains more of a chocolate malt aroma as it warms. Taste is grassy and floral hops with a slightly sweet chocolate flavor. Quite a good beer. I need to have it fresh though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2008
looks like a porter...kinda smells like a porter...tastes like a chocolate laced ipa. amazing, smooth, bitter, floral, but at the same time roasty and chocolatey..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer. Has a dark brown color to it with a little white head. Has a bit of a hoppy smell to it. Big hop taste also with a little caramel in it. Would be better if it werent so hoppy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (310) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2016
A dense, unwavering dark pour that holds up a brightly sandy head. Beautiful. Notes of roasted coffee and chocolate waft from a distance. A closer nose reveals the amazing tropical citrus, mango, papaya, and floral lemon. The flavor starts round and robustly dark, medium plus body, chocolate and light roast coffee, all surrendering to a floral, lemon, tangerine and lifted pine. The floral, rindy, and dark chocolate linger echo beyond the sip. Ive had this one fresh, and Ive had this one not-so-fresh. Both have been great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Pours a deep brown that looks impresively dark in the glass, but the flavor is much closer to a typical IPA. Bright citrus hops are balanced out with some mildly sweet malty tones. Quality stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 24, 2011
Cerveza color caf obscuro, casi negro, aroma intenso con notas de malta tostada y frutas tropicales (Por el alto contenido de Lpulo, cabeza firme que se retiene hasta que terminas la cerveza, cuerpo completo, alto contenido de lpulo, alto contenido alcohlico; en cuanto al sabor, es cremoso, maltoso, con notas de caf y chocolate, pero a la vez tiene notas frutales por el Lpulo, digamos que tiene el sabor que obtendras de mesclar un Porter con una IPA. Simplemente una de las mejores cervezas que he probado, Stone Brewery no deja de sorprenderme, toda su linea es altamente recomendable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Floral aroma with molasses undertone. Smooth initial flavor switches quickly to a kick in the mouth by a pine tree (fortunately not a real tree). Pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
coreyc1221 (309) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Alchy and hoppy aroma. Black black blackness color wise.tan head. Surprisingly balanced! Vanilla hint with malty nut after feel. I. Love. Stone. Fucking great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
A very dark pour, almost a dark ipa in its own way. The smell has strong notes of green vegetables like bruseel sprouts. The simco hops are prevalent in both the smell and the initial taste, however they are very well balanced so as not to be too bitter on the palate. This is an excellent hoppy beer. Another stone classic.


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