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BrewDog / Stone Bashah Reserve - Highland

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


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Bashah aged in a Highland whisky cask with black raspberries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Thanks koelschtrinker. Pours super dark black without much of any head. The smell is rotten raspberry, rich fruit, alcohol, soy sauce. The taste is rich raspberry, alcohol, caramel ending with raspberry seed dryness. Medium/full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Erstaunlich flacher Antrunk, die Himbeeren sind nur erkennbar da andere Aromen fehlen. Alkoholisch, uninteressant. 9/8/9/8/13/9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
RBESG grand tasting part 2, Bottle 748 of 1060
Dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, whisky, berries and chocolate. Flavors are woody, berries with a dry finish
Decent overall, the aroma is great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Molasses and booze with lots of barrel notes. Jet black with a thin beige head. Lots of Whisky and molasses. Sweet and still hot. In its day a great beer, but now a little hot and unbalanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle Craft Clerkenwell tasting RBESG14. Black beer. Soy sauce aroma. Some fruity whisky. Decent. Ok if not the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, raspberry, whiskey. Flavour is oak, raspberry, whiskey, alcohol, roasted malt, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle, 375ml corked. A gusher, producing a dense, two-finger high beige head over an unclear, brown body. The aroma has booze, raspberries, some roasted malts and a little chocolate. It’s warming on the palate, full-bodied and with a pleasant carbonation level, and the whisky pretty easy to taste. Roasted malts and some berries too. Warming, bitter, chocolate finish. Although too boozy, I wouldn’t mind having it again, sure a nice one. 140307

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle split with JF at a Sue’s away mini tasting in the ’Sham, 11/03/14, acquired from Norreport Estate Wine in Hostelboro, DK #250/1060. Light black with a thin tan covering that soon dissipates to limited spotting. Nose is bitter roasty, tangy dark berry fruits, woody BA effect, light smoke, whisky. Taste comprises a big raspberry blast, mineral bite, smoke, BA whisky tinges, roasty tones. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, a little lifeless. Decent BA affair, delivers plenty of flavour and complexity, blending sweet and smoked tones and disguising the alcohol well, perhaps a little past its best in terms of appearance and feel now that it’s 5 years old but still worth seeking out none the less - the business end delivers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle.Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of raspberries, roasted malt, some caramel, yeast and oak. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, raspberries, some roasted amlt and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (901) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl número 177 de 1060. en casa bar beni en septiembre de 2011. De Zombier. Cuerpo fuerte con color negro intenso y espuma algo oscura no muy persistente 8.7 vol. Muy muy buena, intensos sabores tostados y quemados con bastante amargor y un final de madera empapada en whisky bastante poderoso. Ligero sabor dulce (frambuesa negra según etiqueta) y maltoso al principio. Para repetir sin duda, deberíamos haber comprado unas cuantas botellas más que pena...

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