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BrewDog / Stone Bashah

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

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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What does it mean? Yes, what indeed does it all mean. Meaning of course is elusive and illusive. It canít or shouldnít 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 itís been there all along. Since meaning is a mere illusion, perhaps we shouldnít 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 thereís a reason for that emptiness. Itís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 10, 2013
NIce and very strong. NIce aftertaste a little too bitter but nice in every aspect.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: Batch 352...12-19-10 Black with a solid, dark tan head. Scent is yeast, a slightly burned aroma...chocolate. Taste is malty, vanilla, chocolate, orange hops. Very soft and smooth. Really excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ home, rated on 23.04.2010
Aroma is rather hoppy with fruits, some nettles, gooseberry bush and hay. Flavour is somewhat sweet and rather hoppy with fruits, ash and hints of hay. Kind of reminds me of hopfenweisse.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (265) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma sweet citrus hops with a hint of roastiness. Itís very unique and hard to describe. This beer has a lot of character. Thereís a lingering roasted malt flavor as well as fruity citrus hop notes. Itís complex and great

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Abemorsten, batch # 409. Pours almost pitch black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is light roast, vanilla, chocolate and some distinct hops. Taste is smooth, easy roast ,some nice piney bittering hops,traces of liquorice, lingering light bitter and dry end. Good beer, oh yes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1059) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Iíve had this a while and it held up nicely. The hops aroma was less but the roasted malt was very present, even a little spice. Really nice dark color with very little light making it through. Very little head. Crisp palate with good carbonation. Great balanced taste. Roasted malts, pepper, hops bitterness. The Belgian character of this brew was not very prevalent, however. Great collaboration. Itís a shame they arenít making this anymore.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Drinking an aged bottle of this. Batch 378, bottled 2010. Pours almost opaque red/brown, no head. Smells of syrup, molasses, dark fruits, sugar, with a bit of alcohol. Taste starts with a massive bite of hops, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Gives way to bitter coffee, charcoal, hints of molasses, and spiciness. Some salt as well. Spice and bitterness lingers on tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabband (66) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
Duft af kaffe. Mørk som en porter. Smager porter agtig af kaffe og chokolade men også af blomme. Rar eftersmag. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1541) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
Aroma: Strong roasted, a bit sour tones. Coffee beans, burnt wet old pine or juniper wood.
Appearance: The beer is pitch black, with a tone to the red, a brown strong head leaving tons of lacing.
Taste: A very raw burnt taste, bitter beans, and yet floral pine. A sweet, dusty, taste in the background.
Palate: Low carbonation, a rough dry feeling.
Overall: Nope - not a favorite, complex but a bit unbalanced.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-03-02.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Poured from 12oz. bottle into pint glass. A: Pours a light black with a light tan head that quickly disappears. A nice film stays across the top of this brew. S: This is quite the interesting combination of smells. I smell some roasty malts with a hoppy coupling. There are some woody characteristics as well. T: At first I pick up dry malts and some barley almost like a very light stout. This transforms into a little sweet and bitter hop backbone that floats throughout the drink. M: Medium bodied with a very oily feeling. Light carbonation as well. Goes down ok and itís pretty deceptive from the sight. O: This was an interesting brew. Some good flavor profile but I donít think it works as a beer I would come to again and again. Itís ok. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-05-2011


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