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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Blue Fin StoutShipyard Blue Fin Stout

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BA SCORE
81
good

507 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2001

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Ratings: 507 | Reviews: 248
Photo of garymuchow
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Smallish head on a very black body. Served a little cold so expressed aroma seemed a little light overall. Some roast with a cooked malt.
The feel was not as smooth as it should be with a prickly carbonation and too much of it as well. Decent roast flavor with a touch of sourness. Just a little bit of hop noted. Decent mix.
Not quite as robust as I would hope. Drinks pretty well with a lighter body and feel. Not keeping up with the big boys.

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent example of an Irish stout. No bitterness, light alcohol and deep rich roasted flavors. Smooth texture and great head volume,retention and color.

Photo of mageek52
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not as good as expected. Pretty average.

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black color body no head.
little roasty and coffee notes
average stout

Photo of Segelstrom
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of loubar
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Black body with a frothy tan head that quickly dissipates. Flavors of black coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast give way to a big malt base and a surprisingly dry finish. Extra carbonation for a unique mouth feel that helps the flavors dissipate. I think they achieved their goal: a tasty, yet light, session stout.

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-Land
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a few wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Surprisingly, not much in the aroma department at all. Actually, I don't get any aromas at all, nothing.

Taste: This beer as lots of flavor, though. Strong flavors of roasted malt up front, imparting flavors of slightly burnt dark bread, espresso, licorice, dark molasses and dark chocolate, followed by lots of brown sugar-like sweetness and finished by some pronounced, hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium/medium-thin and pretty effervescent as there’s quite a bit of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an ok stout. There are some nice flavors of roasted malt and brown sugar-like sweetness, but in my opinion, there’s too much espresso, licorice and hoppy bitterness for me to really like it. Further, I think the mouthfeel is too thin, as I like my stouts, to have a thicker, fuller, more viscous mouthfeel that this one has. If the flavors of espresso, licorice and hoppy bitterness were dialed down some, and the mouthfeel was thicker, more vicious, it would go a long way to making this a better stout.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, it's smell good at least.
A nice smelling beer with roasted barley, cocoa and some hints of coffee.
Looks decent enough with a dark body and mocha head.
The taste was to me was very lean. There was hints of roast and coffee but it drinks so dry and watery and feels way over carbonated that the flavor was almost mute.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gsb22
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Halvey
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Buzogine
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

To be honest I like it

Photo of beerjamieson
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice stout! 12 oz. bottle. Good smell.

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of irishevans
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.