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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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494 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 18
Gots: 31 | 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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3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Weak, light brown head.

Feel: medium body with light carbonation.

Flavor: U.K. style stout with plenty of very dark roasted malt flavor with little burnt or char elements.

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Acquired a little while back from a B&M store. Imported by Marstons; otherwise the label doesn't give much away.

A: Poured into a straight pint glass. A very dark brown colour that appears pitch black in the glass. Forms a decent head of mocha-hued foam that lasts for a minute or so before dissipating.

S: Aroma of roasted malt with hints of cocoa, coffee, mild burnt grain, stewed leaves and subtle yeast. Not too shabby.

T: Tastes of roasted malt with a lingering bitter finish. Notes of dark malt, roasted grain, mild coffee, faint cocoa, a hint of molasses, stewed leaves and vague earthy yeast. Ever so slightly vinous, with a twinge of harsh cardboard in the background. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation but a thin body that verges on watery. Would benefit from some beefing up. Mildly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of subtle roasted malt, faint coffee and stewed leaves/cardboard.

O: Well - it's OK but not amazing. Looks alright, though the head could do with sticking around. The aroma and flavour are decent enough; roasted malt and a dry, bitter finish. The insubstantial body disappoints. Drinkable but won't blow your socks off. No need to hunt it down.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.81/5  rDev +6.7%

I like that this only has 4.70% ABV. I could not resist the fish on the label.

Appearance (4) : A khaki-beige 2 fingered head on top of a fully opaque dark black body.

Aroma (4) : Very fresh-smelling. Plant, mocha coffee, milk chocolate, coffee bean. A little bit of peppermint and cocoa. Spiced aroma. The aroma is pleasant and the bouquet is strong.

Taste (4) : Plantlike vegetals really comes out in the taste, as well as the coffee bean. It's got a bitter snap to it and it ends with a nestle milk chocolate/mocha/bitter roast bean finish.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Creamy and prickly. Medium bodied, perhaps bordering on full bodied. Ends with a coffee bean aftertaste and an average finish.

Overall (3.81) : I'm beginning to find that any stout made right is a stout worth drinking. This is another example of that. There are extraordinary stouts, that make you go "WOW", and there are some that make you go "hey, it's okay." That's this one. It's not the greatest or most unique stout I've had, and it doesn't taste like a blue fin fish, so all I can say is that this stout is par for the course. Good drinking, maybe a bit planty compared to the other ones. Due to the abundant carbonation, it may be a good gateway stout for those who are stout-shy. Give it a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.