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BrewDog / Stone Bashah Reserve - Highland

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Bashah aged in a Highland whisky cask with black raspberries.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hotspur (16) - Nara, - JUN 23, 2012
Deep ruby color. Dusty fruit aroma, hints of cough syrup. Doesn’t taste like Bashah at all. Very fruity, a hint of malt. Nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13108) - 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 (7913) - 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 (5538) - 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 (768) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2549) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
25 Dec 2013, bottle. 2009 bottle, so 4 years old at tastinga . black. nose is tobacco and grape jelly. moderately sweet. med body and mostly flat. has a black currant jam flavor that is probably dominant, and accounts for the faint tartness. but there is also a bitter burnt toast and some leather/tobacco there that is interesting. all in all, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (277) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
For my 100th ratting - Bottle 408 on 1060 from Erzbierschof - Black color, tan head, fast disappearing, no lacing - raspberries, whisky, chocolate, vanilla, red fruits marmalade aroma - light raspberries, whisky, roasted malt, oak, earthy hops flavor - Medium Body, light sourness, medium bitterness, dry, long roasted malt bitter sour and dry finish - interesting and complex beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
Láhev 375 ml 330/1060. Aroma je příjemné pražené kávy s výrazným nádechem ostružin a alkoholovým závojem. Pěna je mocca barvy, jemná, nízká a rychle mizící. Barva samotného piva je temná a neprůsvitná. Chuť má velmi příjemný kávový střed se šťavnatým ostružinovým doprovodem který se drží až do samého konce, finiš má výrazný alkoholový nádech, který splývá se šťavnatostí ostružin. Toto pivo je velmi unikátní chuti, krásně kombinuje robustnost s jemností a musím říct že jsem si jej opravdu užil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11112) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph. Pours deep brown with a small, brown film head. Aroma has fine caramel, chocolate, oak, whisky, fresh fruitiness. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine roasted malts, chocolate, oak, lots of tart fruit. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (560) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2013
Black with a big fluffy light brown head. Aroma: BIG raspberry note, some whiskey, spicy, nutty, dark fruits, but really the raspberries are overpowering, whiskey dark chocolate, . Taste: slightly sour, roasted, slightly bitter with a nice fruity sweetness. Notes of slightly tart raspberries, whiskey soaked berries, some roast, ash, some funky sugars. Flavour is very complex and there are sooo many flavours that blend together so it makes it hard to describe. THe raspberries and whiskey are dominant and play well together with the roasty base. Nice on Brewdog!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle #923 of 1060 to celebrate my 1st wedding anniversary. It pours very dark brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is jammy, dark berry, raspberry, earth, roasty, smoke, coffee, honey and stewed orange. The taste is light roast, tangy berry, raspberry, bramble, jam, earth, wood, some alcohol warmth, cola, liquorice, nice sour fruitiness, light smoke, some acidity, iodine and a touch of spice with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice depth of flavour. Tasty and well-balanced. Fresh I preferred this version to the Imperial, however with a few years of aging the reverse is true. A very nice beer nonetheless.

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