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BrewDog / Stone Bashah

 (RETIRED)
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97
92
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Draft. Black body topped by beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, grapefruit/orange, some lactic acid. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2009
From the tap poured a dark brown with a fair amount of head. Nice strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
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 but lacking deliciousness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2009
11.2 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron. Pours a deep dark black with a large frothy beige head. Aroma was super complex and ever changing with initial citrus bitterness combined with lots of chocolcate malts and fruity yeast notes. The flavor stays strong throughout the entire beer. The flavor is dominated by lots of initial dryness, citrus rind, yeast, grain, tropical fruit and eventually chocolate and some molasses sweetness. What a great combo Stone and Scotland, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours black (the light does get through a bit) with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has some of the standard Stone hops with nice roasted malt, coffee notes, and a touch of dark chocolate. The flavor is a very nice balance between the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and the hops which have a slight citrus and bittering component. This is an interesting beer and I wasnít sure what to expect, but came away pleasantly surprised. I wish the price was a touch more reasonable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
wow. pours pitch black with tan head. aroma is citrus hops with some candi sugar type flavors and yeast. each component compliments the other perfectly. one of the best for sure

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Pours a deep dark brown with a frothy tan head that dissipates, but laces nicely. Aroma of roasty grain, coffee, and lots of herbal piney hops. Flavor is a beautiful balance of coffee, chocolate, roastiness and resinous hops, while not as hoppy as the IPAs that I like, maybe due to the dark malts, it has a nice solid hop presence that compliments the malt character. I donít quite understand some of these low ratings. It seems as though hoppy yet dark roasty malted beers are popular right now and I have had none that are better than this one. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3353) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Black pour with tan colored head that settles into a ring around the glass. Roasty, hoppy aroma. Flavor of roast, chocolate, grapefruit, Strong, ashy bitter finish. Itís like eating a chocolate covered grapefruit, and the flavors donít mesh together that well. Itís pretty different.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2009
I didnít know what to expect from the beer, especially with such a confusing description on the bottle. Pour reminds me of a black lager or porter, but aroma is strong piny hops. The flavor is hoppy, then roasted malty with a hint of coffee. Iím surprised by the touch of citrus at the end. What kind of beer is this?...Iím confused (happily).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Like a lighter version of Stoneís Sublimely Self Righteous. A nice roasty maltness with earthy/bitter hopping. Light bodied almost like a lager -- probably from the Belgian yeast. A bit expensive for what it is, but a nice experience.


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