BrewDog / Stone Bashah Reserve - Imperial

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Bashah aged in an Imperial whisky cask with tayberrys.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3514) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1105) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1245) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (14012) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle at Craigs, thanks! Sweet raspberry/tayberry nose, fruity, acidic body, sweet and dry berry finish, roast barley and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of cherries, roasty malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation, CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Mild bitterness and lingering dark chocolate and cherries. Reminds me of liquid Cherry Ripes. Superb!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Sample at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 28th Oct 2010 (Brewdog Abstrakt 04 launch). 25kg of tayberries used for every 100L of beer apparently. Black with a small reddish cream head. Superb nose of dark chocolate, tayberry/raspberry panacotta. Flavour similar to standard Bashah but with added woodiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2011
No carbonation what so ever. But this has more berry aroma and almost a sour edge to it. You also get some anise and chocolate here and not so much hop presence. A fun beer, but i would call it a Fruit Beer.

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