Shipyard Blue Fin Stout - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kunzbrew:
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This brew pours an opaque black with a thick creamy head that leaves very quickly leaving a nice behind.
There is a faint robust smell that comes from the glass, along with a light hop aroma. Coffee aroma is present as well.
This stout has a strong carbonation that bites the tongue and a smooth flavor of robust malts. The tongue falls in love the coffee flavor that are stonge.
This is a decent offering from a good brewery, the carbonation is strong which hurts the mouthfeel a bite along with its drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2004 00:24:39 | More by kunzbrew
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District of Columbia
2.68/5 rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Popping the top on this one I was surprised at the “poof” of air and slight sizzle of carbonation and unsurprisingly, poured straight into a large tulip I didn’t get a quarter of the way through the beer before a thick four finger head stopped just short of overflowing the rim of the glass. I’m not lying - it took nearly 15 minutes of letting the head die down and pouring a tiny bit more before the whole bottle was in the glass. Umm...maybe a bit over-carbonated, particularly for a style that tends towards lower levels of carbonation? Eventually things settle down into a tan one finger head with zero lacing. Color is almost entirely black (39), with perhaps just a hint of dark brown amber. Nose is moderately strong and essentially all about dark roasty notes, dark chocolate, espresso beans, and perhaps a touch of hazelnut. Sip is sweet dark chocolate up front with coffee notes all over the midpalate. Back of the tongue is somewhat thin and both tastes and feels a bit like club soda. Now may be as good as any time to point out that the massive carbonation in the pour is apparent in the taste and mouthfeel - Blue Fin Stout is vastly over-carbonated, much to its detriment, both for the style and for the overall effect on flavor. Subsequent sips see a slightly more nutty presence, but as a whole this is pretty one-dimensional and actually quite thin, both in flavor and mouthfeel. Finish is bitter dark chocolate and coffee. All in all, this is a pretty unimpressive stout which I would neither recommend nor pick up again. Furthermore, along with their IPA (which had some odd blueberry notes) this is a second beer from Shipyard that has left with unimpressed. (4-18-14)
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 22:43:11 | More by 8stringfan
Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.