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BrewDog / Stone Bashah Reserve - Imperial

 (RETIRED)
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89
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bashah aged in an Imperial whisky cask with tayberry’s.


madmitch76's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, - NOV 18, 2012
15th January 2011
Opaque and very dark brown beer. Small brown head. Fruit and mellow whisky nose. Semi dry and crispy palate. Mellow whisky and a little wood. Joins up nicely with the raspberry - blackberry flavours of the tayberries. Fruity finish with mild minerals and mellow whisky. Good stuff!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Dark auburn, no head. So soft now. Buckets of tayberry, ripples of Sharp sweetness. Tight tart slalom of moreish wisened malt and very trickly berry in the gaps. Finish is mouth of roof, cartoony panel beating back and forth. This had aged for its ABV better than any Abstrakt. One of my favourites of all time now, thanks for digging this out Craig.Big rusty amber body with boozy listless head.

Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Roasty malty berry juicy with a wicked balance of roast, smoke, meat and a gentle sweetness. so complex so nice. love that raspberry coulis ripple relaxing in there. love it. whisky is gone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Craig. Lots of berries, particularly raspberry, licorice. Taste is intense raspberry and licorice. Quite bitter and tart. A delicous beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Black with a short lived head. Well carbonated. Aroma of fruit and berries. Little of the base beer noticable. Sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3007) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor #423. Sinister black pour with a very dark tan head which quickly disappears leaving spotty lacing. Nose first up reminded me exactly of red skin lollies. Whisky and red skin note is very balanced. The berries add a light tartness to it which is sweet and appealing. Berries come through fantastically balanced in the taste. Light tart and sourness works superbly. Heavy chocolate, whisky and berries all balance well together. Really well made and polished stuff. Very enjoyable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle 423 of 760 from mane liquor. Pours a dark brown/blackish with a tanned head. Aromas of red skin lollies, tayeberries, palm sugar and plumb. Taste has the Belgium yeast character about it. Bringing out the palm sugar and plumb sweetness. Nice carbonation. Holds very well for a 2009 edition. Pretty awesome hard to believe its a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Reviewed from notes taken 05/24/2011. Pours dark purple, nearly black with short-lived spritzy head. Aroma is mild berries covered with chocolate, hint of roasted coffee grounds, followed by whiskey character, slight booze. Barrel more pronounced compared to Highland version. In taste, fruit more pronounced, jammy with chocolate and roasted malts, slight hop bitterness, lingering whiskey and booze. Thinnish palate but a lingering viscous quality. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle at the Grove Inn, Huddersfield. It pours very dark purple/brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is jam, alcohol warmth, berry, roasted malt, toasted coconut, vanilla, wood and toffee. The taste is tangy berry, tayberry, raspberry, plum, prune, jam, roasted malt, charcoal, hint of coffee, sour fruit and port/vinous notes, with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Complex, well balanced and juicy. A few years of age on this has developed the flavour and balance. I much preferred it to when I had it fresh. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s, thanks! Sweet raspberry/tayberry nose, fruity, acidic body, sweet and dry berry finish, roast barley and chocolate notes.


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