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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

442 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | 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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Seakyden

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-12-2014 23:04:00 | More by Seakyden
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-12-2014 23:02:31 | More by smithj4
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-09-2014 20:58:38 | More by EmperorBevis
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-06-2014 16:23:13 | More by Davepoolesque
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TTTBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-01-2014 02:03:41 | More by TTTBeer
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iTunesUpdates

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

05-29-2014 06:53:03 | More by iTunesUpdates
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AMCimpi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-27-2014 15:02:25 | More by AMCimpi
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-24-2014 18:27:16 | More by Latarnik
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JoeMans

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-20-2014 16:58:44 | More by JoeMans
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themathguy

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-14-2014 00:11:45 | More by themathguy
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2ellas

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

05-13-2014 01:33:46 | More by 2ellas
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-08-2014 14:02:01 | More by ChrisinRI
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Burt

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-29-2014 00:21:10 | More by Burt
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Skwalk47

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-24-2014 17:23:16 | More by Skwalk47
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8stringfan

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
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ESimmons

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

04-14-2014 12:59:25 | More by ESimmons
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-11-2014 04:39:13 | More by rulisekmartin
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-09-2014 14:44:25 | More by harpus
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charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 20:40:32 | More by charlatan
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HopGrazer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-08-2014 16:33:41 | More by HopGrazer
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-05-2014 12:40:15 | More by Schmoog
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RhinoBrew

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:31:09 | More by RhinoBrew
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-26-2014 00:28:18 | More by buzzy
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

02-23-2014 04:42:20 | More by dpgoblejr
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Pleasure

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-20-2014 01:36:09 | More by Pleasure
Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.