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Bass Stout - Bass Brewers Limited

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74
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75 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012)
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kuhndog

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-11-2013 02:10:57 | More by kuhndog
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

08-05-2013 01:41:28 | More by hoosier222002
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kizzram

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -36.3%

07-31-2013 14:50:46 | More by kizzram
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Mike13

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +30.6%
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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Hsraiders9688

Arizona

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-28-2013 05:20:16 | More by Hsraiders9688
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Celtic

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2013 18:28:07 | More by Celtic
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obrendano

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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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Soxfan45

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-08-2013 22:45:07 | More by Soxfan45
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Alchris2

Michigan

2/5  rDev -36.3%

07-08-2013 19:14:24 | More by Alchris2
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-21-2013 15:47:37 | More by SMKilp
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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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magpieken

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-25-2013 14:52:47 | More by magpieken
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

05-22-2013 22:41:48 | More by Falcone
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-22-2013 01:05:26 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-21-2013 13:20:02 | More by Chucker17
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-18-2013 19:47:29 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +27.4%

05-10-2013 16:44:25 | More by Fix
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Mike099

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-28-2013 21:22:28 | More by Mike099
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billybob

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +27.4%

04-11-2013 19:11:44 | More by billybob
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Baldjosh

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

04-02-2013 09:20:04 | More by Baldjosh
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chinchill

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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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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

Washington

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
Bass Stout from Bass Brewers Limited
74 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.