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BrewDog / Stone Bashah

 (RETIRED)
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97
92
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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What does it mean? Yes, what indeed does it all mean. Meaning of course is elusive and illusive. It can’t or shouldn’t be found on this bottle. Should it? Yet what if it was? Would you begin to look for pearls of wisdom or life direction on a beer label? Perhaps it’s been there all along. Since meaning is a mere illusion, perhaps we shouldn’t let it have any influence on our destiny. This particular beer refused to succumb to the illusion of meaning or allow capricious parameters to have any influence on its own fermented fate. Are we even asking the right question? Are you feeling frustrated in the emptiness? If so, that could be because someone got to this beer before you, and thus there’s a reason for that emptiness. It’s empty. And if so, perhaps there indeed is not any meaning for you here after all. Style over Substance, or Substance over the scriptures of Style? The latter, thank you very much. Twice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, pine, sherry, fudge cake and coffee. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a jet black, small amount of tan head. Aroma subtle, coffee, yeast, resin, chocolate. Yeah, it’s a four year old IPA, so not much expected there. Body thin and slack, but finish is brilliant, a really nice interplay between yeast, malt and hops, very little bitterness and even at that, along the lines of anise or some similar herb, with a full rich mouthfeel. Imagine this would’ve been a bit more impressive fresh, but still worth a flyer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Jet black pour. beautiful looking beer, average taste. Some roasted malt, not much besides that. Bottle from 2010 though, perhaps some oxidation, but the beer itself would be much higher if hops were more pronounced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Rated on 4-22-2010 (Bottle - Batch 409) This beer pours a medium fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque dark brown body, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus hops, and a hint of pine. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, chocolate, and moderately hoppy. The palate is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a pleasant hop balance, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jh773 (100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours an impressive jet black. Smells like bread, citrus, a little sour. Tastes a little watery and sour, hints of toast. My girlfriend says it reminds her of soy sauce, which I agree with just a little bit. Like a cross between a weak IPA and a stout but not very impressive either way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a great brew with tons of hop and malt charecter. Would love to try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1023) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
A gem? Bottled 12-25-10. Pours "black as sin," with dark brown edges, and the slightest large bubbled ring of khaki head. Nose involves cocoa and light toast. Dark chocolate and roasted notes grow with warmth. Pretty sweet flavor, lightly tart, and somewhat bitter. Heavier body, soft carb, oily, with a lengthy dark chocolate bitter finish. Any "Belgian" elements are virtually non-existent at this point, and it certainly isn’t "hoppy as hell" anymore. Still, it held up pretty nicely as some sort of a strong stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (669) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
Rated from backlog. Very dark brown with brown head. Well balanced beer, with a good combination of bitter hops and both sweet chocolate and bitter coffee malts. Fine slightly oily body, nice soft carbo.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
seanathan0 (5) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
Poured from bottle. Little to no head, dark. Not as strong as I was expecting. Less IPA and more dark ale.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
zimbo (553) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
light white gentle frothy head. some nice roasty coffee element at start becomes more soathing at middle& end


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