BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught & Bottle: Bronze, copper color with a thick white head. Medium bodied. Aroma is malty, with mild notes of caramel, spice. Taste is toffee, malt, with some coffee/chocolate notes as well as some mild hops. When served fresh on cask it can be a very good beer.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap tonight, in a bar that serves beer at its proper 40 degrees. It got me thinking. You know, Bass is really a pretty awesome beer. Itís dark brown and malty and pretty great. Sure, itís nothing special like a Maudite or a Ommegang Rare Vos, but for an every day beer, this stuff is of the hook. Word.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned, but from a jug behind the bar of The Vic in Derby.
Mid Brown in colour. A good solid beer. Not sure itís as good as it was before Coors bought it out but that could just be psychological. Anyway I believe Mardtons will soon be brewing it....
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) A nicely balanced ale thatís probably getting a bit of an undeserved backlash for being so prevalent. With that said, it is a little boring. Iíd drink this to drink, not for the flavor, which is decent but average.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@ Coopers pub Waterloo Station, Mutiple times bottled and keg in USA. Good Straighforward beer.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask: Gold with small white head. Nice lace. Light fruity malt aroma. Sweet malty start with a fruity mid and dry finish. Not a bad pint but theres much better.
TorbenH (745) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Nice brown color with small head. Weak carbonation. Leaves bitter bite on tongue. Left real nasty aftertaste in my mouth.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Not a bad cask ale. I often have this one at my local if there is nothing new on. Some floral hoppiness, and an earthy flavour. A solid beer, nothing spectacular.
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is quite simply awful. This once great beer has had the taste destroyed over the past 30 years. It amazes me that pubs still stock the stuff. Its only saving grace is the fact that it is still better that at least 50 real ales in the UK. If you still drink Draught Bass your taste buds are dead either because your a heavy smoker or you are a senial old fool who once remembered a beer that was good. If you donít fit into either of these catagories it may be that this is all your local pub has! in which case for christís sake try something else which may have some taste.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 This was the UK Draught Bass. I wonít go blathering on about how this, once classic, British beer has been emasculated over the years because, frankly I have always found it very variable. But, in good condition (as this was), it is still a pretty decent pint in an old fashioned, traditional, style. A bit sweeter than it used to be I think. Cask (handpump), The Morning Star, Lincoln.