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Bass Stout - Bass Brewers Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012)
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4.1/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good taste and smoothness overall. This was marketed as a black and tan case, and as a black and tan ingredient, this stout fairs well - with a mild, smokey taste, and a smooth feel. It's not quite as good as a Sam Smith's stout, but very good indeed.

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bass Stout has a thick, creamy beige head, a very dark brown appearance with some ruby highlights around the edges, and a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark-roasted barley malt, brown bread crust, cream, sugar, and malt. Taste is smokey, charcoal, brown bread, bread crust, and some bitterness, but not really hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Bass Stout finishes dry, chalky, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very nice effort, and I suggest checking it out.

RJT

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 355 ml. bottle stamped 15155BF53. Sampled on December 17, 2013.

It pours a deep brown with ruby red hues glistening in the glass and a short-lived off-white head. Moderate clarity.

The aroma has a nice dark malty sweetness with the sugar enhanced by a brown sugar and/or molasses element and a little bit of baked chocolate.

The body is thin with a slight slickness.

Again, a dark sweet malty taste character at first with a mildly dry and clean finish. It was easy to drink but very much like Guinness Stout overall.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with some ruby highlights. A thick tan head soon becomes a thin cover, leaving some lacing.

The smell is some chocolate with some dark grain and a hint of roast.

Taste follows the smell. Some sweetness of chocolate leads to a mildly roasted, dry-ish finish.

The body is fairly weak, but holds up enough to stay above being watery.

A simple, basic stout. Could be roastier, and is rather thin. It came in a 6-pack with three of this and three pale ale, with directions on how to make a "black and tan". On it's own, it's decent enough, though nothing special.

Photo of WissBrauSean
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours pretty black at the base of the pint where it is thinner there is a clear brown hue and the head was a one finger tan head that lasts as a nice ring with a center cap and fairly half decent lacing.

The aroma is mostly just roasted barley with a little malt sweetness and a hint of hop and with a swirl some yeast aromas come out.

The taste is pretty straightforward as well. I find it has a mild sweetness way in the background with an up front roasted flavour. At the end is some peppery bittering hop taste that lingers and leaves you fairly dry.

It's mouthfeel is not very sweet but balanced well with the dry roasted taste and the body is fairly on the thin side which makes this sessionable for sure. It is a bit thin for the style and I see where they lose points for that, but it may be good for the profit margin as this might be attractive to some. The carbonation is low to moderate and it's a fairly dry beer.

Overall, I like it. It is definitely watery and not very complex but the style really isn't supposed to be overly complex. I think this would be a great alternative to someone who wants to drink a stout that doesn't taste like Guinness (coming from an area where Guinness is one of the only craft beers offered at the bars). I'm going to have to say it's about a 3.5 out of 5. Would I seek this out, well it matters what the alternatives were at the time really. I wouldn't shun it in the least.

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Bass Stout from Bass Brewers Limited
74 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.