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BrewDog / Stone Bashah Reserve - Imperial

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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Bashah aged in an Imperial whisky cask with tayberry’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15383) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle at the White Horse, London. Dark brown pour, opaque, with a red-beige head. Nose holds booze, tart raspberries (or tayberries?) and dark malts. Sweet and tart up front in the flavor, then plenty of booze and malts. Medium in body with light carbonation, plenty of warmth and some mild tartness, almost sour. Finish is sweet, with more alcohol, tayberries and mild chocolate. Perhaps some sort of Belgian funk lingering around, and some light roast. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4903) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2010
Sample @ Ølbutikken, Copenhagen - thanks to Tom from BrewDog. Body is black, with small, beige head. Aroma is smoke, coffee, dark chocolate and whiskey hints. Taste is a smoother version of the original Bashah, with more barrel/whisky character - lots of dark chocolate, wood and whiskey. The berries are hardly noticeable in this one, though, making it no more than a BA stout. This version is very good, but lacks the inventiveness and originality of the Highland version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
Botella. Deep dark brown colour, beige looking head. Quite pleasant aroma of roasty malt and berries with chocolate and dark fruit. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, roasted malt, berries, chocolate and somec whisky. Niiice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3716) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
10-NOV-2010, bottle @ "Ølbutikken", thanks to Tom from Brewdog. Dark brown foam pours out of the bottle. Very fruity, the Bashah has gone duting the aging. Petty. Aging has done nothing good for the brew. The berries has added something interesting. This does seem more like a stout now... OK brew. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle at Ølbutikken, thanks Tom. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and tayberries. Roasted flavour of liquorice, dark chocolate and berries. Roasted and berryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
bottle at olbutikken courtesy brewdog. dark brown, small beige head. 3. Black or dark blue fruity, roasted grains.7 flavor is roasted grainy, lots of fruits, very dry esp. Towards the end8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Came out and fudded over pretty hard. Black as night with a light and airy head which falls like a poorly made souffle. The aroma is creamy with a light spiritous edge and some fortified wine fruit. In all honesty it kinda tastes like Vimto or Sangria. It has that fruity, vinous flavour but the fizziness detracts from its maturity somewhat. I don’t think the texture manages to enhance the delicacy or depth of this beer very well. It’s strong, it’s interesting but it really fails to make the impact that is should for this kind of money or hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 Bottle at home... Deep dark... No head... Soft roast... Big fruit.. Raspberry and licorice... Soft fruits... Deep rich soft fruitd... Zezty... Juicy... Whisky has mellowed allowing fruit and malts to shine... Real nice 4.2 really nice mellow body Bottle at Stone dinner ... huge soft blackberry ... lots of whiskey nose ...rich whiskey ... big alcohol ... raspberry sauce ... light chocolage 3.8

bottle at brewdog bar ... dark black ... quite alcoholic open light fruit soft whisky nose ... big sweet fruit front ... quite sweet .... increadible fruit .... loads of berries... 3.7 bottle at home ... deep black... thinest lacing ... sweet rosast ... light dark fruits ... dark fruits ... no real whisky nose ... light fizz ... soft roast ... very fruity ... rich fruit ... sweet fruits ... huge berry ... has to e tayberry ...

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