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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

bottled
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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.


MullMan's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2010
blackish chestnut-brown body, light tan thin creamy head that goes moderately. aroma is deep roasted sweet malt, fresh tobacco leaves, Storck Riesen dark chocolate caramels, and a good amount of hops. a little grapefruit pith in the aroma. flavor is bitter hop and roasted toffee malt at the same time, which makes an interesting ASA that’s a lot like a BSA. some earthyness, floral hop, grapefruit rind, and light vodka but not hot. resiny hop finish and aftertaste.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
It’s gone quite prune and plummy, goofy esters now. The bullish Belgian vibes throughout aren’t quite as grounded with bitterness, warped gassiness and a light liquorice dark tart edge. Smooth and light creaminess - a long ranging busy finish, brassy un-bitter and dirty clove linger.

Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Shit the bed, never seen this before. Didn’t think I ever would. Cheers birthday boy! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of wood, light chocolate. Taste is massive chocolate hit, light coffee roast. Medium body, roasted bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is peppery, sweet chocolate, taste is dry, thin, peppery, oxidised.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1173) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2014
starts out with a chocolatey flavor and then finished like a double ipa. hopyy and bitter. this is a complez easy to drink beer. pours dark brown in color with a tan head. slightly sweet. had a bottle pour at home.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, pine, sherry, fudge cake and coffee. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (770) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a jet black, small amount of tan head. Aroma subtle, coffee, yeast, resin, chocolate. Yeah, it’s a four year old IPA, so not much expected there. Body thin and slack, but finish is brilliant, a really nice interplay between yeast, malt and hops, very little bitterness and even at that, along the lines of anise or some similar herb, with a full rich mouthfeel. Imagine this would’ve been a bit more impressive fresh, but still worth a flyer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (370) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Jet black pour. beautiful looking beer, average taste. Some roasted malt, not much besides that. Bottle from 2010 though, perhaps some oxidation, but the beer itself would be much higher if hops were more pronounced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Rated on 4-22-2010 (Bottle - Batch 409) This beer pours a medium fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque dark brown body, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus hops, and a hint of pine. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, chocolate, and moderately hoppy. The palate is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a pleasant hop balance, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jh773 (128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours an impressive jet black. Smells like bread, citrus, a little sour. Tastes a little watery and sour, hints of toast. My girlfriend says it reminds her of soy sauce, which I agree with just a little bit. Like a cross between a weak IPA and a stout but not very impressive either way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1834) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a great brew with tons of hop and malt charecter. Would love to try again.


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