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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

467 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2001)
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Photo of ESimmons
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

ESimmons, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rulisekmartin, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

harpus, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of charlatan
2.76/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

charlatan, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

HopGrazer, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Schmoog, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of RhinoBrew
4.2/5  rDev +18%
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.

RhinoBrew, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

buzzy, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

dpgoblejr, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Pleasure, Feb 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Rhody1, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

csmalley, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Yeroc, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

AMCPhD, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ThreeFishes, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

LoudRed, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

RevCraig, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mdagnew, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Denzo, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Luro1111, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of ptarmigan98
1.25/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

ptarmigan98, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Hairrrrrrrr, Jan 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Catlin, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of scotorum
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick

a: Dense black. Huge tan head receded to heavy even surface foam and a little fading lacing.

s: Dark chocolate.

t: Dark smoky malt with chocolate and some hop balance. A little bitterness and smoke lingers but mostly a dry finish.

m: Medium, maybe a bit light for a stout but close.

o: A good fairly solid stout. If you buy or order this wanting a dry stout you will be pretty well satisfied.

scotorum, Dec 31, 2013
Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.