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Bass Stout - Bass Brewers Limited

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012)
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3.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-18-2013 19:43:23 | More by djrn2
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-18-2013 19:47:29 | More by acurtis
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-10-2013 20:23:39 | More by spycow
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3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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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3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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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3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
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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3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-24-2014 02:18:29 | More by Latarnik
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South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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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4/5  rDev +27.4%

06-08-2014 13:55:36 | More by wrightst
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

07-06-2013 21:00:41 | More by Haybeerman
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New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev +11.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

02-17-2013 20:09:37 | More by Boone757
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

03-03-2013 23:56:28 | More by jfcaa193
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

05-22-2013 22:41:48 | More by Falcone
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-16-2014 01:35:55 | More by Fettpopps
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4/5  rDev +27.4%
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.


Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 16:22:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
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2.66/5  rDev -15.3%
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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South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

03-17-2013 18:29:55 | More by Damian74Shensky
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-21-2013 13:20:02 | More by Chucker17
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

01-24-2014 05:01:05 | More by Lehighace06
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-22-2013 01:05:26 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-14-2014 02:42:25 | More by apasternak
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

12-30-2012 02:32:20 | More by Eaglefan344
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Bass Stout from Bass Brewers Limited
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