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BrewDog / Stone Bashah

 (RETIRED)
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92
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 703   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 can’t or shouldn’t 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 it’s been there all along. Since meaning is a mere illusion, perhaps we shouldn’t 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 there’s a reason for that emptiness. It’s 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1045) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
A gem? Bottled 12-25-10. Pours "black as sin," with dark brown edges, and the slightest large bubbled ring of khaki head. Nose involves cocoa and light toast. Dark chocolate and roasted notes grow with warmth. Pretty sweet flavor, lightly tart, and somewhat bitter. Heavier body, soft carb, oily, with a lengthy dark chocolate bitter finish. Any "Belgian" elements are virtually non-existent at this point, and it certainly isn’t "hoppy as hell" anymore. Still, it held up pretty nicely as some sort of a strong stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (732) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
Rated from backlog. Very dark brown with brown head. Well balanced beer, with a good combination of bitter hops and both sweet chocolate and bitter coffee malts. Fine slightly oily body, nice soft carbo.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
seanathan0 (5) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
Poured from bottle. Little to no head, dark. Not as strong as I was expecting. Less IPA and more dark ale.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
zimbo (562) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
light white gentle frothy head. some nice roasty coffee element at start becomes more soathing at middle& end

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (809) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from Corvallis Brewing Supply, which advertises itself as a double Belgian black IPA. Pours deep browns like good dark root beer, slightly warm, but still some yellow notes at the very edge. Light-brown head which fades fairly quickly to nothing. Aroma is plumb, date, raisin, caramel, light sweet molasses (not too spicy)brown sugar, light clove, licorice, herbal grass. Body is quite light (for the style). Carbonation is moderate but non-intrusive. Flavor is spiced caramel-apple pie. Herbs and grass, balanced and refreshing bitterness. Brown sugar spelt-oat scones. Great beer. Not a black IPA though as it’s fairly balanced, nor are the hops prominent or notably American (ASA). I’d go with BDSA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Black pour from bottle. Tons of brown head. Big dog beer. Carmel and malty. Sweet brown sugar aroma. Hoppy and bitter. Good I think

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles. Bottled in 2009. Black, tan head, liquor and a little iodine in the nose, fun, dry bitterness in the nose. Smooth texture, heavy body, long, dry liquor finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of honey, wood, toffee and brandy, flavor is slightly bitter with coffee, smoke, nice sweetness, medium to full bodied, nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark brown to black. Roasty aroma with some dark chocolate and light notes of stale hops. Bittersweet roasty flavor with dark chocolate. Medium-bodied. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (1439) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Good and decent with odor. The taste is really good. The aftertaste is never ending. A real goodie this.


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