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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Shipyard Blue Fin StoutShipyard Blue Fin Stout

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BA SCORE
81
good

504 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 19
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2001

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a few wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Surprisingly, not much in the aroma department at all. Actually, I don't get any aromas at all, nothing.

Taste: This beer as lots of flavor, though. Strong flavors of roasted malt up front, imparting flavors of slightly burnt dark bread, espresso, licorice, dark molasses and dark chocolate, followed by lots of brown sugar-like sweetness and finished by some pronounced, hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium/medium-thin and pretty effervescent as there’s quite a bit of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an ok stout. There are some nice flavors of roasted malt and brown sugar-like sweetness, but in my opinion, there’s too much espresso, licorice and hoppy bitterness for me to really like it. Further, I think the mouthfeel is too thin, as I like my stouts, to have a thicker, fuller, more viscous mouthfeel that this one has. If the flavors of espresso, licorice and hoppy bitterness were dialed down some, and the mouthfeel was thicker, more vicious, it would go a long way to making this a better stout.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, it's smell good at least.
A nice smelling beer with roasted barley, cocoa and some hints of coffee.
Looks decent enough with a dark body and mocha head.
The taste was to me was very lean. There was hints of roast and coffee but it drinks so dry and watery and feels way over carbonated that the flavor was almost mute.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gsb22
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Halvey
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Buzogine
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

To be honest I like it

Photo of beerjamieson
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice stout! 12 oz. bottle. Good smell.

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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.08/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.