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BrewDog / Stone Bashah

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


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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 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.

kujo9's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
12 oz bottle... Pretty black! Head is short lived, but beige in color w/ a mixture of fine and larger bubbles. Aroma is mixture of chocolate, roasted and toasty malts with an herbal and piney resinous quality. Some cereal malts come in to the aroma once it warms. Thereís also a touch of smokiness. Some underlying yeast spiciness dominated by dark malts. Also a freshed crushed grain as it warms further. flavor is much the same malt wise, however, dominated by an herbal hop character. Spiciness of the Belgian yeast is muted by hops and dark malts... but it is there and peppery! Finish is herbal and piney hoppy as it the aftertaste which is medium dry and lingering hops. Balance of overall beer is slightly to bitter with hops and dark malts. but the malt presence is there. Medium body, medium CO2, medium dry m/f w/ malts and COs. Well made beer... Still not quite convinced Iím a fan of black IPAís, but it is a decent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keith0718 (405) - Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pulled from the cellar...at least 4 years old. Flat, but great flavor. Iím sure the flatness has to do with the cellaring. Whatever style it is, itís a great balance of unique flavors -- not too malty or hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
it was a bit of a hop assault, but not quite ruinous. supposedly a belgian black dbl ipa, but lacking all but a very subtle belgian yeasty presence, and also hoppy - but not quite as hoppy as your typical west coast dbl ipa. spicy fruit, chocolate and nmolasses present in the aroma and flavor as well. poured black with an off white lasting head. the alcohol was prevelant at this age in the flavor as well. warming, but not hot. smooth, with a lingering bitter aftertaste. tastes a little more like a Brewdog beer than a Stone beer, but good either way."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1476) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Itís gone quite prune and plummy, goofy esters now. The bullish Belgian vibes throughout arenít quite as grounded with bitterness, warped gassiness and a light liquorice dark tart edge. Smooth and light creaminess - a long ranging busy finish, brassy un-bitter and dirty clove linger.

Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Shit the bed, never seen this before. Didnít think I ever would. Cheers birthday boy! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of wood, light chocolate. Taste is massive chocolate hit, light coffee roast. Medium body, roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black, nose is peppery, sweet chocolate, taste is dry, thin, peppery, oxidised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2014
starts out with a chocolatey flavor and then finished like a double ipa. hopyy and bitter. this is a complez easy to drink beer. pours dark brown in color with a tan head. slightly sweet. had a bottle pour at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9685) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (961) - 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, itís 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 wouldíve been a bit more impressive fresh, but still worth a flyer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (448) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4353) - 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.

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