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RATINGS: 2253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.1
bhensonb (15191) - 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.

3.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle at Bagers (Thanks Sune).Black - white head. Burned, sharp hoppy, schwarzbrot, sweetness, berries, fruity. Very nice - but wierd.

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gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2008
Bottle, thx to thewolf. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, hop, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is roasted, smoked, hop, coffee, chocolate , fruit . Nice and pleasent beer.

4.1
Ratman197 (14834) - 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!

3.2
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Re-rate 10/29/11: Bottle sample at a tasting at Porter & Sons. Thanks to whoever brought this one. Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Aroma of piney hops, some roastiness and chocolate notes. Flavor has some sweetish roasted malt and a bitter finish with some slightly stale hops. Medium-bodied. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1

Re-rate 8/22/11: Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Ariel. Dark brown. Aroma of grapefruity hops with flowers and pine needles notes. Flavor starts sweetish with faint roastiness but there’s mostly citric and floral hop bitterness with piney notes. Medium to full-bodied. Nice stuff. Roastiness is almost unnoticeable. 7/3/7/4/14=3.5

Re-rate 2/16/10: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shachar. As "Stone 11th Anniversary Ale". Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, licorice, prunes, dates, carob hints and some flowery hints. Bittersweet flavor with chewy malt, caramel, dried fruits and resinous hops bitterness that’s getting stronger towards the finish. Full-bodied. Certainly tastes better this time around, not as messy as I remembered it. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Escondido. Very dark brown color. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, licorice, hops, caramel hints and a bit of fruitiness. Dry flavor with roastiness, licorice, spices, fruits and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. I’m not really fond of this. 5/4/5/3/10=2.7

3.7
Scopey (14729) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
On tap at the Meddlesome Moth, Dallas. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich-roast coffee, toffee, brown sugar, marshmallow and pine. The taste is of burnt sugar, toast, bread, coffee, molasses, soy, pine and hay. It has a medium to thick body and the finish is burnt, smokey and mighty bitter. I find it perhaps a bit too savoury, but enjoyable none the less.

3.9
imdownthepub (14553) - 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
djd07 (14502) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark amber with a medium creamy light tan head that diminishes quickly leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong hops with raisin and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with a strong hop bite upfront with rich malt and a nice lingering bitter finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering, a very complex brew from Stone.

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Tmoney99 (14479) - 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
HenrikSoegaard (14166) - 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.


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