Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the jug @ Star Inn, Bath. Rich golden-amber colour. Toasty, lightly caramelly aroma. Toasty character is very Bass-like (the bottle we foreigners are most familiar with) but there is more lively fruitiness to it as well. This has great appeal. Will probably re-visit for more gravity Bass.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Star Inn, Bath. Rich amber with not much of a head. Smooth, almost no carbonation. Slight flaws in the aroma from the condition of the beer--not totally offensive but I’m getting pedio for sure. Warrants a re-rate, hehe. Great malt flavors are really pure and no flaws in this department. Nice bready malts and a fairly rich body. Great pint to try, even if just for sentimental value or to honestly compare it with the neutered keg/bottle variety.
undercurrent25 (1295) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average bitter, nothing stands out apart from a nice creamy texture making it easy to drink
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can’t remember the name of the pub in England I tried this in but wanted to see the difference between cask Bass and the US version. OK but I wasn’t terribly impressed, the cask may have not been tended well. I’ll have to re-sample in the future. Serving: Cask
Vladivostok (210) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’ve never really liked it, even in the days when it was brewed in the union sets in Burton. I suppose malt dominates, as any hop flavour is more or less absent. Inoffensive enough but just not my cup of tea.
pumpmaster (1061) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Cask pint at the Robinson’s pub (Crown liquor Saloon neighbor) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Very good.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malt aroma with light fruit and light floral notes. Malt flavor with light caramel, light floral, and light fruit. Medium bodied. Fruit and light caramel lingers with light floral notes.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Lamplighter Northampton A dark copper coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. Some Burtonic snatch in the nose with some toffee and old fashioned bittersweetness, A reasonable depth of flavour. Not bad at all.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Express Tavern, Kew Bridge, 26th Oct 08. Ultra clear amber but no head. Slight sulphurous Burton hard water aroma. Malty kick and ok weight. A drinkable enough session bitter.
bobinlondon (1249) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Handpulled cask at the Express Tavern, Kew Bridge. I havent tried Bass for years. I can remember when it was still brewed in Burton Unions. I heard that this pub sells a lot of it so I thought I would give it a go for old times sake. As I expected it is now just a token amber fluid linked to a once great name that sold out for short term gain.