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Bass Stout - Bass Brewers Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.11%
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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Photo of kuhndog
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

kuhndog, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of hoosier222002
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

hoosier222002, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of kizzram
2/5  rDev -36.3%

kizzram, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Mike13
4.1/5  rDev +30.6%

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.

Mike13, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Hsraiders9688
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Hsraiders9688, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Celtic
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Celtic, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of obrendano
2.9/5  rDev -7.6%

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

obrendano, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Soxfan45
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Soxfan45, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Alchris2
2/5  rDev -36.3%

Alchris2, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Haybeerman, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of SMKilp
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

jwc215, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of magpieken
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

magpieken, May 25, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Falcone, May 22, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, May 22, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Chucker17, May 21, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -4.5%

acurtis, May 18, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -4.5%

djrn2, May 18, 2013
Photo of Fix
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Fix, May 10, 2013
Photo of Mike099
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Mike099, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of billybob
4/5  rDev +27.4%

billybob, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Baldjosh
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Baldjosh, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.23/5  rDev +2.9%

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,

chinchill, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of WissBrauSean
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

WissBrauSean, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.26/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

mactrail, Mar 28, 2013
Bass Stout from Bass Brewers Limited
74 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.