Bass No.1

Bass No.1

Rated 3.414 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Coors Brewers UK

Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

Style:  English Barleywine

10% Alcohol by Volume

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This is the very first Barly Wine to ever be mass produced. It is named after the brewery in which it was first brewed. This beer started a tradition in British brewing in which all brewers produced a barley wine. This beer is only produced occassionally and as such is very hard to find.

ID: 15051 Last updated 7 months ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank5198
Overall Percentile90.2
Style Rank108 of 441
Style Percentile75.5
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.725
Weighted Score3.414
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 6205 reviews
    rated 2.3 7 months ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 3

    Sampled 1902 vintage from lead(!)-sealed and corked bottle, at RBESG 2006 in Göteborg. The smell was simply lovely, very complex and enticing. Unfortunately the flavour had turned into vinegar, and I could not finish my small ration. But I kept the cork, and enjoyed the smell of it for months!

  • IBREW2OR3 839 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 months ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Ratebeer rating from 2011. Huge thanks to Blazer06, Zack, for making this send-off tasting even more special than it is already. Wow! Big bottle of 1902 barleywine with over sized clumpy looking black wax over the cork. The cork broke up so this is poured via the help of some cheese cloth. It pours muddy dark brown pond water with no head. The aroma is water logged wood, some cardboard, sweet malts, booze, sherry and then aged figs and molasses. The taste starts sweet with thick sweet maltiness, a nice level of caramel candy and then rolling into fig sweetened earthiness, aged dried cherries smashed into wet cardboard and smooth oak. It ends with wet wood, cardboard, ripe sugary cherries and caramel. Fantastic!

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 5.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    rating #5000 on ratebeer. had to post it here too. first off, massive thanks to Ken (madmitch76) for trading this to me when i was in London, amazingly generous bloke and a nice guy too.
    Long cork in very good condition, label showed some wear too but looks amazing for the age .. .
    Pours a deep ruby brown .. minor spots of foam but the beer was still . .
    -wow, shockingly complex beer-
    just in total amazement- an amazing beer!! Rich and boozy, --lots of cognac, sherry, leather, mild oxidization, touch of soy and dark fruit. .. beautifully silky mouth feel too-
    i was blown away by this beer.
    taking into account the history of this beer, the path it took for me to get it, to share it with some good friends, and finally open it and it be so complex and tasty- easily the most interesting beer experiences of my life.

    I'd consider watching NASCAR if all the drivers had to pound about 15 beers before each race.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Bottled (As King’s Ale, thanks goes to GarethYoung for this one!). Murky dark brown colour, not much head. Aroma is oak barrel, alcohol, plum and a lot of dark fruits. Flavour is very wineous mixed with strong oak barrell. Totally lovely. The aftertaste has dark fruits, alcohol and roast in it. Just lovely in my opinion. I like Madeira wines, and this one was actually quite close to one, flavour and aromawise. It was however quite acidic and vinegarish also...Which cuts the points down a bit.

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