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Bass Stout - Bass Brewers Limited

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.55%


Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012)
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

a-poured into frozen tumbler w/ one finger head. not a creamy head as I would expect from a stout. no lacings.

s - weak

t - not a very flavorful beer. gravity is way too low for a stout - seems diluted. Stouts s/b bold and full of flavor that lingers -- this was not

m - not rich like a stout s/b

o - will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 13:48:20 | More by Segelstrom
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Black with clear ruby throughout when held to light, finger thick offwhite head receded to patchy surface foam and tiny bits of lacing.

s: Mild dark malt.

t: Mild dark malt leaning to black-coffee. Slightly bitter and smoky finish dries out fairly fast.

m: Light to moderate. Light for a stout.

o: A mild, easy-drinking, highly sessionable brew. Given its low ABV, it might better be called a porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 23:45:06 | More by scotorum
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 22:54:32 | More by puboflyons
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.66/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a quick foaming head of two fingers on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt; a little thin but fine enough.
The taste is lacking depth. Some roasted malt, a touch of bitterness.
The texture is crisper with moderate carbonation.
The stout lacks depth and breadth. Too crisp a texture. Not satisfying in the least.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 04:14:39 | More by Fatehunter
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Mike13

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +31.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 21:14:36 | More by Mike13
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obrendano

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Bought as part of a DIY black and tan pack, which I think is actually kinda cool marketing. Regular Bass is among my favorite readily available beers, and the IPA was ok too, so decided to drink one of these before combining them

A - dark dark black on the surface, brown and ruby around lit edges. head builds up but then drops quickly. a small surface head was present throughout the drink as well.

S - not much I can detect, just a general pale ale smell, maybe a very very slight hint of roast

T - a little below stout expectations, even for a more subtle English based style. roastiness and coffee aftertaste is most prevalent, but the taste is somewhat dull compared to what it should be. I feel like little to no stout taste would remain once combined into the black and tan cocktail.

M - just shy of being paper thin, and way too fizzy for a stout

O - could use a little more ass to the actual stout flavor, but by no means an awful beer

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 23:59:12 | More by obrendano
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 17:37:08 | More by jwc215
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The 12 oz bottle poured dark mahogany, looking near black in my snifter. The modest tan head soon reduces to a thin partial coat and a ring that leaves spotty lacing.

The earthy aroma is mostly just from roasted grain, although there is a hint of hops.

Taste: rather simple and mild, with minimal (for style) dark roasted grain but some earthy, peppery, and mildly bitter hops that lead to a fairly good finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium-thin body with relatively lively, medium carbonation and a slighly dry finish.

Overall: a mild and simple but acceptable stout that is a bit weak on flavor,

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 04:14:10 | More by chinchill
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:48:12 | More by WissBrauSean
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mactrail

California

3.26/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in the Duvel tulip. Quite sparse foam. You wouldn't confuse this with the usual sudsy Irish stouts. A whiff of something like honey and dark barley.

Taste is mainly roasted grain. Not very malty, nor does it have any real burnt taste. The body is totally watery in a refreshing sort of way. This is more in the ABV range of an actual English-style beer, so the lack of maltiness is appropriate. Still, it's not totally dry. Still, it's a different sort of Stout. Faint hoppiness and not as bitter as the black Stouts. Think of it as a dark lager and it goes down easier. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Ralph's Supermarket in San Clemente.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 05:16:56 | More by mactrail
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.34/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 10/30/12.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and slight char. Taste is much the same with cookie dough and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is a bit watery flavor-wise but not too shabby.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 05:14:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +28.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 16:22:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
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zeff80

Missouri

3.24/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured an opaque, jet black color with a small, khaki colored head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of chocolate and toffee. Some caramel and floral notes.

T - Sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee flavors. Just slightly bitter.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied stout.

O - This is okay. It worked well as a black & tan mix.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 03:05:43 | More by zeff80
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wac9

Pennsylvania

1.94/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

nothing to write home about if you want to to enjoy it they sell this beer with the pale ale and it called black and tan pub kit they want you to mixed both beers together and if you do its just right half of each it taste mighty other wise skip this beer

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 01:47:55 | More by wac9
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Figured I'd try out the stout by itself before I attempted a "proper" black and tan. This stuff pours a bleak black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises mild roasted malts and a bit of light coffee. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a dab of that Guinness-like sourness in the background. Unfortunately, here it comes across kinda like burnt sourdough. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a decent stout, but one that seems to necessitate the black and tan in order to really be enjoyed, as it's verging on blandness.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 10:26:25 | More by TMoney2591
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fx20736

New York

2.29/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Was served this from a nitro tap at MacGregor's in a pint glass.

Black body with nitro head. artificially induced rings of lacing coat the glass.

no aroma worth mentioning.

mouthfeel; insipid, weak, watery.

taste: not much to talk about, very faint roastiness with faint bitterness.

nitro tap beers are horrible. this feels bad in the mouth and has little flavor to speak of. This is bad beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-27-2013 20:11:24 | More by fx20736
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