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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Blue Fin StoutShipyard Blue Fin Stout

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BA SCORE
81
good

417 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 417
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. brown long neck. Burgundy coloured label with a picture of a old New England Shipyard. Best Before Date clearly scored.

Appearance: Tar black with a creamy tiny bubbled tan head that retains.

Smell: Fruity and tangy roasted aromas with a fine floral hop nose.

Taste: Earthy roasted barley that is somewhat dry hits the mouth in the beginning then a rounded smoothness of grain, touches of dark chocolate and roasted husk hits in the middle. Nice touch of hop bitterness with a light but complex leaf flavour. Maltiness seems a bit thin. A fading roasted barley and coffee flavour lasts for a bit and let some burnt caramel in the end.

Notes: Forget American Guinness ... this is a far better stout, better when on tap as the bottle tasted too filtered to me.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2002 20:52:46 | More by Jason
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From 355ml bottle with freshness date six months away. It has a pretty dark colour (certainly can't see through it) and a fairly borwn head which mostly dissipated to the rim before I began drinking. It has a roasted malt nose: dark chocolate and coffee. I hope it doesn't taste of coffee.

Hmmm....it's riding the coffee line for me, although I'm not the best judge since I've avoided the evil stuff for more than the last 50% of my life. It starts quite sweetly and chocolatey but then as the hops kick in and it becomes more bitter it tends towards coffee. After a couple of sips I'm glad I let the wife have half of the bottle, but trying to be objective I can see this is fairly well done, just not my, er, cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 20:40:32 | More by charlatan
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A decent stout for a very good price. I have had several times without being disappointed. I get it in the large bottles and have tried in on tap. I still think the Breakfast Stout is the best available in New Englnd, but we can not get it in NH due to laws of kids being on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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Got two bottles via beer of the month club but both were a bust. Inside of the cap had a sticky gunk. Both bottles totally foamed out as they were poured. Came back after the foam settled and tried tasting them. Never had an opportunity to truly evaluate them and felt like I wasted money.

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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.