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Bashah - BrewDog

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

557 Ratings
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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PartyBear on 10-14-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration brew by BrewDog and Stone Brewing Co.
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone/BrewDog collaboration black IPA. I've been holding on to a bottle of this for a while now and decided to break it out.

Appearance is quite black, with a decent amount of dark tan head still after aging. The smell is nicely hoppy. Piney with some dark malt too. Now the taste is where I usually am not a big fan of black IPA's, but bashah has won me over. The dark malt is integrated with the bold hop flavor without the astringency or sourness that I often note in black IPA's. Bold, but very drinkable. The mouthfeel is smooth, dry at the finish and with nice body.

Overall, this has been the best black IPA I have tried and a very solid brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A casualty of the back of the unlit beer fridge ...

Dark black pour with just a hint of red tint. 1 finger of medium cream head. Light retention and faint fingers of lace.

Nose is very nice. Vanilla cream, dark chocolate, roast malt, and a hint of coffee all blend together.

Vanilla bean, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, just a hint of dried fruit, and a shot of grapefruit hops round out the taste. Complex and well done.

Feel matches the flavor profile. Smooth and creamy, almost stout-like.

And I found one more in the back of the fridge ...

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date is kind of scratched, looks like it says 12/12/11.

A- Pours very cola-like with only about a half-finger's worth of head that quickly fades. Though the beer seems black as night some light appears to come in along the top sides of the glass.

S- Smells more of roasty malts than anything. I am struck by the fact that this is labeled on the bottle as a black DIPA yet I get no hop notes in the aroma whatsoever.

T- Up front I get some roasted malts, followed by some slight citrusy hop notes. The roastiness really controls most of the taste in my opinion.

M- Light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated, an easy drinker. Really no alcohol to make note of. Drinks nice but would like some more hop kick.

Like said above, overall this beer doesn't have enough of a hop kick for being called a DIPA on the bottle. Otherwise a decent beer. I'm sure the 7 months on it didn't help much either, probably would have drank better fresh.

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Bashah from BrewDog
87 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.