Shipyard Blue Fin Stout - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MrVonzipper:
3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark walnut brown, but pitch black in the glass with no light able to penetrate. Nice 2 cm khaki head with very little retention and no lacing.
Notes of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate on the nose with a little hint of bacon.
The flavor is fairly one note. Little depth. With little hints of bacon and coffee up from transitioning to bitter chocolate towards the back end. The aftertaste is a nice bitter chocolate-espresso.
Full bodied mouth. Nice and smooth and creamy with good foamy carbonation.
Overall this is a good standard stout. Not gonna blow anybody away, but a good solid representation of the style. I'd recommend this to someone who hasn't had it.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2011 03:37:20 | More by MrVonzipper
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3.84/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. No best by date to be found.
A) Dark, dark brown with no hints of light penetrating. A quarter inch of light tan head caps it of and recedes to sporadic patches of dense tan rings clinging to the sides of the glass.
S) Am I drinking a caramel mocha because it sure smells like one. Touch of bitter hops and some malty sweetness floating around also. Some dark chocolate also.
T) Roasted malts accompanied by rich caramel that I picked up on heavily in the nose. CoaCoa and black coffee with a little hop bitterness round things out nicely.
M) Rich, creamy, and smooth. Carbonation is light, makes for a very sessionable, easy drinking stout.
O) First offering I've tried from Shipyard, a pretty damn tasty Irish Dry that hits the spot. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 04:07:29 | More by paulytasker
Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.