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Bashah - BrewDog

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very good

556 Ratings
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration brew by BrewDog and Stone Brewing Co.

(Beer added by: PartyBear on 10-14-2009)
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Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of AaronHomoya
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

AaronHomoya, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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TequilaTom, Nov 21, 2012
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MarkyMOD, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

speak72, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mychalg9, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Lombardian, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Dolfan907, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Immortale25, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JJFordick, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of beer2day
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
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 ...

beer2day, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

graz34, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

ctwinne, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

kjkinsey, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ControlledBurn, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bigorange, Aug 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

bluesplit63, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of vic21234
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

vic21234, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

getbehindthemule, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

sailorastro, Jun 24, 2012
Bashah from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.