Bashah - BrewDog
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Reviews by JohnL9013:
4.28/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is a weird beer.
A: Pours jet black with a short head, low amounts of lacing...good, but not crazy.
S: The smell is nothing to write home about. There's some nice hops and roasted malts that come through, otherwise, not much going on.
T: The taste is actually pretty good. It's rather full and basically tastes like a combination of a porter and a DIPA. There's a very nice syrupey texture from the malt and porter-like qualities, it's sweet, and there's the citrusey bite from the hops on top. Overall, I really like it, clearly, this is a well-conceived and balanced, but very strong beer. However, it lacks complexity and refinement.
M: This beer could stand to be a little smoother but I did like the feel of it quite a lot.
D: High Abv. means it's going to be time for a break after having one.
Overall, "Black Belgian Double IPA" is pretty much the most misleading name I've ever seen. There is absolutely nothing about this beer that reminds me of any of the Belgian beers I've had before, even the strong ales. The other problem is that this beer costs like $7-8 for a small bottle, and that's asking too much considering what you get. Is it good? Certainly, this beer has the finesse and balls I expect from a Stone product, but I'd rather just buy one of their seasonals that tend to be along this line anyway and come in a 22 oz. bottle for the same price. I would buy this beer if it was mass-produced and sold at half the current price, otherwise, not at all.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2010 04:06:35 | More by JohnL9013
More User Reviews:
2.94/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2013 00:29:21 | More by James773
2.79/5 rDev -28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Hunahpu Day pour #12. Pours dark brown with big kahki head. Smells floral with a bit of citrus, hints of roast perhaps, and a little sour. Flavor is heavy scotch and dark fruits, comes in hotter than expected and not much depth in flavor. A bit boozy though only medium on the palate. Not my favorite. Blegh.
Serving type: on-tap
10-15-2013 01:50:00 | More by BMMillsy
4.2/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, with a bottled on date of 11/12/2010. A long since retired collaboration beer between BrewDog and Stone, my third review of a collaboration beer on BeerAdvocate. Glad to have landed this bottle, even if I am late to the party, my local beer store had about three of these left.
Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice.
A - Pours a dark cola brown / almost black colored body with the tiniest centimeter of off-white head which fizzled out of existence immediately. Some cola brown bubble appearance chillin on top.
S - Smell is of dark fermented fruits like figs and dates. Some lighter fruit / bubblegum malts, and some funky Belgian yeast smell are noticeable also. Faint muted hop presence. Some alcohol fumes. Smells almost more like an imperial stout than it does a black Belgian DIPA.
T - Taste is surprisingly tame compared to what I was expecting, based on the nose. Light, faded hop character has turned sugary and sweet, unlike the spicy bitter hop bomb this may have been two years ago. Some dark fermented plum & fig notes. Some coffee bean & chocolate bitterness, even. Slight alcohol warmth, but not much considering this beer's intense 8.60% abv.
M - Feel is bitter & dry. Some coffee bean presence, and faded hops that gives way to a sweet green apple skin finish.
Overall, this is a tasty beer, even if I didn't manage to catch it at it's prime. I'm enjoying what this beer has become; more tame and mellow than it may have been when it was fresh. Definitely glad I got the chance to try this beer, although it is not something I would pay for another 12 oz. bottle, especially at this beer's price range.
BrewDog / Stone Bashah ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2013 21:50:58 | More by mfnmbvp
Bashah from BrewDog
87 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.