Bass Stout | Bass Brewers Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited
England, United Kingdom
bassale.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
18.27%
 
 
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3
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5
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chinchill
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,

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Photo of WissBrauSean
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
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

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zeff80
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Bass Stout from Bass Brewers Limited
3.12 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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