Moat Square Tail Stout - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
Guest tap at the Portsmouth Brewery. Served in a pint glass, this was a dark brown, almost black, beer with a thick, sticky tan head. It had a mild roasted malt and coffee aroma, with perhaps a little bit of chocolate. The taste copied the aroma, but there was a nice lingering of the roasted malt. Pleasant beer, would drink it again
04-09-2008 18:55:14 | More by lordofthewiens
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, opaque, black in color
Smell: roasted malt, coffee, cream, and chocolate
Taste: chocolate start followed by roasted malt and coffee with a touch of creaminess at the end.
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, sweet and roasty with a bitter backbone, medium carbonation
Drinkability: A nice sipper that you cannot go wrong with ordering. I like how the beer transitions from a chocolate portion to a coffee portion. A very solid beer.
01-03-2011 16:44:25 | More by tigg924
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
On tap in a sample glass.
Appearance: Black, with a thin beige head.
Smell: Coffee, maybe some chocolate. Some roasted malts in the backround.
Mouthfeel/Taste: I would say a medium to full bodied beer, but smooth. Tasted mostly of coffee.
Overall: One of the better Stouts I have tried, as I am not big into Stouts in the first place, but I would drink this one again for sure.
10-08-2012 22:17:51 | More by Cavanaghty
4.22/5 rDev +7.9%
Excellent stout. Dark, well roasted, carmel taste. Went down smooth with a pleasant bitter taste. I enjoyed this beer very much. Not over filling either, did not leave me with that sometimes "bloated" feeling as experienced with other stouts. A gem.
12-16-2002 10:11:22 | More by bewareOFpenguin
3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
Served on tap at Flatbread Pizza Co in Portsmouth NH. Served in a shaker pint glass.
Pours was a very dark brown, from a different angle, black. There was light foam a top and some lacing. Smell was a roasted dark malt, hints of coffee. Taste was a smooth balanced bitter, dark malts, dark chocolate, espresso beans. Light bodied in the mouthfeel - milky and smooth. Overall pretty good.
08-04-2012 20:48:51 | More by KTCamm
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
Tried on tap at the brewpub on October 9, 2012.
The pour was very dark brown to nearly black with these kind of glistening ruby red hues around the tip of the glass. The head was brown.
The aroma was smoky like the food they serve at the restaurant with a load of coffee grinds, dark malts and a slight cherry character dropping hints that they were there.
The body tended to be thinner than I expected but still fell into the medium range.
The taste was bold an unassuming with dark malts and smoke but it had more of a Porter-like character. Low bitterness at the end.
10-10-2012 00:06:26 | More by puboflyons
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Served: Sampler from cask available from New England BrewFest.
A: Poured nearly black with a thin, tan head.
S: For the first 30 seconds I tried this brew I had a tough time placing where exactly I had the smell of this beer before. Then it came to me. It smelled just like Chocolate and/or Toffee Taffy. There was a bitterness to the chocolate smell that could not only be described as chocolaty.
T: See above for general taste as well. More bitter that typical stouts I've tried. I don't know if that made a difference between cask and typical tap.
M: Full bodied. Very dry finish that seemed to evaporate from the tongue.
D: After one glass, I was finished with this and ready for a different drink. I didn't give this a bad grade because I was trying several beres at a festival and, also, aren't most stouts a bit filling.
Overall I would definitely give this another try if Moat Mountain was more readily available in my area.
06-27-2010 01:52:25 | More by DrewKid4
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
had this after a fun day out in the sun on vacation! Definitely curious how they would define a foreign export stout:
A - nice rich black color with a solid dark tan head
S - Mild roasty grains / coffee notes dominate the aroma.
T - roasted grains, coffee notes, mild dark malts
M - not quite medium bodied, nicely carbonated with a medium dry light roasty finish.
D - paired very well with their brisket. Definitely a house friendly beer
I'd love to try this on a nitro pour. I always think of foreign export stouts as defined by guinness. This is definitely not guinness but is quite tasty in it's interpretation of the style.
07-15-2008 12:41:43 | More by barleywinebrewer
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
Alburrito in Littleton, VT.
A- Black bodied ale poured into a pint glass. Dark mocha colored head forms to a decent size but does down fairly quickly, probably not optimal glassware. No lace, again the glasses must be mass machine washed.
S- Mostly dark roast malt and cocoa with some background hints of vanilla and caramel.
T- Takes on a stronger roast and even ashy smoked flavor. The roast cocoa is nice as well as some sweet caramel, vanilla and cherry/dark fruit notes.
MF- Creamy with a foamy lighter end stout body. Finishes with some roast bitterness.
A solid stout in a place I didn't expect to find one, a nice surprise. I hope to actually make it up to the Moat Mointain brewery itself.
02-18-2012 04:16:32 | More by cbutova
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Screw-top growler filled at the brewpub.
First imperial pint pours with a 1/2" dark brown head, over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head dwindles at an average pace, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is sweet dark roasted grains. Taste starts with coffee, chocolate and anise, sweet in the middle, and closes with a light hoppiness. Coffee flavor lingers after the swallow. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is very nice as well. Good brew all around.
12-08-2010 22:02:10 | More by ppoitras
3.58/5 rDev -8.4%
Had on tap at the Blue Mermaid. The beer pours a deep brown-to-black with almost red edges. There is a thin tan/white head that sits on top of the brew.
The smell is roasted malts and coffee. The coffee smell is a bit acrid, beyond that there is a hint of chocolate and dark fruits.
The taste is over-roasted malt and almost burnt coffee. There is some dark chocolate and also a cherry-like-sweetness. The finish carries a weird flavor. Not exactly bad, but it just doesn't seem to belong.
The mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout, but it's well carbonated and it's pretty drinkable. I would like to revisit this one, but I am not in a hurry.
12-02-2009 03:12:03 | More by rpstevens
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours dark and near black with minimal head. Scent is a moderately strong mix of roasted grain mixed with dark chocolate milk and freshly ground espresso. Taste follows scent, solid roast, chocolate and coffee notes, lightly sweet with light notes of dark fruit thrown in. Fuller side of medium bodied smooth but with a bit of grainy and powdery heft. A good drinkable, full flavored stout in a time where many places strive for big.
10-09-2011 21:19:43 | More by rfgetz
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
Growler filled at Moat Mountain Brewery last night and poured this afternoon.
Fully opaque black with a full fluffy tan head and sticky, well retained lace.
Scent is roasty coffee and soft bittersweet chocolate. A hint of smoke perhaps.
Soft chocolate flavors, roasty notes, roasted coffee and a very subtle citrus hop note in the background. Not a particularly sweet stout, in fact there actually seems to be the tiniest hint of sourness when rolled to the sides of the tongue. The roasty qualities are perhaps a bit understated for an export stout, though they are certainly present. There's a nice bitterness that lingers on the tongue while you contemplate the next sip.
Oily and slick medium mouthfeel, little carbonation.
Very easy to drink. Each sip left me wanting another and when the pint emptied I refilled it immediately.
This is a delicious stout and I'd happily drink it again.
10-05-2008 18:42:29 | More by sethmeister
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Had a keg at my brew club.
Light rich head over very dark almost black semi thick.
Nose of creamy Belgian like stout almost lager like. Light smoke and roast. Some oatmeal and chewy malts.
Taste brings some chocolate and little roast, oatmeal, little crystal malt, touch of smoke. Some light bitterness and earthy hops. Toasty and a little chewy with some nice bitterness. Finishes with a nice lingering hoppy bitterness and some sticky mouth coating dark malts some creamy oatmeal.
Mouth is slightly heavier with decent carbonation.
A decent drinkability with some sticky mouth coating feel but dries a bit and mostly clean for a dark stout.
10-13-2010 01:09:22 | More by jlindros
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, vibrant, ruby highlighted, dark brown coloring with a light tan, frothy head. The head retnetion is good, and it clings to everything as you drink. Subtle roasted coffee and smokey nose, with a mocha sweetness in the background. The flavors are rich, with a heavier smoke presence supporting the roasted coffee backbone. There are touches of chocolate throughout the palate, as well. Bitter and smokey aftertaste, with a slightly drying, rich finish. Very tasty.
11-06-2012 04:09:22 | More by GarthDanielson
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
20oz. pour on tap at the Smoke House.
Wish I remembered to bring my growler. I would've filled one up.
Deep dark chocolate color, with a small head. They pour these ice cold, and right to the top of the glass, which is hard to complain about, but I would have rather had it slightly warmer, and with a little more head. Very small tan head, not much lace. I tried to let this one warm up, but ultimately poured it down my gullet fast. Very smooth and creamy, ultimately drinkable. Chocolately and slightly bitter. Very dry, which I enjoy. If I wasn't on a N. Conway shopping excursion, I would've guzzled a couple more. Great stout, nothing over the top.
12-19-2011 19:59:16 | More by ggilman
Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
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