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BrewDog / Stone Bashah

 (RETIRED)
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97
91
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 697   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 canít or shouldnít 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 itís been there all along. Since meaning is a mere illusion, perhaps we shouldnít 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 thereís a reason for that emptiness. Itís 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, average carbonation, sweet hoppy finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (1853) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle from BrewDog website, aged for 3 years. A black oily beer with very floral hoppy, red fruity and orange blossom flavours followed by black chocolate with blackcurrant, liquorice and a roasted finish. One of the original Black IPAs, amazing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle at craigís. Black with tan head. Ashy roasty aroma, hint of bubblegum, toffee and resin. Taste of chocolate, bubblgum, licorice. Quite thick amd sweet with a bitter finish, slightly salty. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 10, 2013
NIce and very strong. NIce aftertaste a little too bitter but nice in every aspect.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: Batch 352...12-19-10 Black with a solid, dark tan head. Scent is yeast, a slightly burned aroma...chocolate. Taste is malty, vanilla, chocolate, orange hops. Very soft and smooth. Really excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ home, rated on 23.04.2010
Aroma is rather hoppy with fruits, some nettles, gooseberry bush and hay. Flavour is somewhat sweet and rather hoppy with fruits, ash and hints of hay. Kind of reminds me of hopfenweisse.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (251) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma sweet citrus hops with a hint of roastiness. Itís very unique and hard to describe. This beer has a lot of character. Thereís a lingering roasted malt flavor as well as fruity citrus hop notes. Itís complex and great

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (4867) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Abemorsten, batch # 409. Pours almost pitch black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is light roast, vanilla, chocolate and some distinct hops. Taste is smooth, easy roast ,some nice piney bittering hops,traces of liquorice, lingering light bitter and dry end. Good beer, oh yes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (716) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Iíve had this a while and it held up nicely. The hops aroma was less but the roasted malt was very present, even a little spice. Really nice dark color with very little light making it through. Very little head. Crisp palate with good carbonation. Great balanced taste. Roasted malts, pepper, hops bitterness. The Belgian character of this brew was not very prevalent, however. Great collaboration. Itís a shame they arenít making this anymore.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Drinking an aged bottle of this. Batch 378, bottled 2010. Pours almost opaque red/brown, no head. Smells of syrup, molasses, dark fruits, sugar, with a bit of alcohol. Taste starts with a massive bite of hops, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Gives way to bitter coffee, charcoal, hints of molasses, and spiciness. Some salt as well. Spice and bitterness lingers on tongue.


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