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BrewDog / Stone Bashah

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (809) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a medium dark tan head. The aroma contains lots of candyish chocolate, some slight mint, but overall it has a real musty impression to it. Taste is more complex. Chocolate, pine, grapefruit, and a little bit of licorice. It is hoppy and bitter, with the citrus impressions becoming more pronounced at the end. Aftertaste is pine and grapefruit. Full bodied, with a more thick texture. Decent carbonation. This one is pretty good, although kind of unusual. There is quite a bit going on here and many should enjoy this more probably more than I do. I just don’t think this is my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Ccb hanuphu day. Brown pour with tan head.smells like toffee. Tastes like sweet coffee flavor. Oily. Easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Hunahpu Day pour #12. Pours dark brown with big kahki head. Smells floral with a bit of citrus. Flavor is heavy scotch and dark fruits. A bit boozy. Not my favorite. Blegh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours black with a light lace on the edge. Sweet malt aroma. Lots of coffee flavor with a mild hop flavor. Aftertaste is bitter and nice. Mouthfeel if full. Not a bad beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, average carbonation, sweet hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bottle from BrewDog website. Drank in 2015, aged for 5 years. Black in colour with a thin tan head. It has a rich, warming dark chocolate, red fruit and liquorice flavour, powerful burnt toffee and coffee notes followed by a nutty and oak and vanilla finish. Excellent! Aged for 3 and 4 years. A black oily beer with very floral hoppy, red fruity and orange blossom flavours followed by black chocolate, blackcurrant, liquorice and a coffee, roasted finish. Amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle at craig’s. Black with tan head. Ashy roasty aroma, hint of bubblegum, toffee and resin. Taste of chocolate, bubblgum, licorice. Quite thick amd sweet with a bitter finish, slightly salty. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3954) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 10, 2013
NIce and very strong. NIce aftertaste a little too bitter but nice in every aspect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (5716) - Cox’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7887) - 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.

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