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Moat Square Tail Stout - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Moat Square Tail Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Foreign-style stout. Invitingly smooth, clean and full –bodied, excellent to enjoy anytime of year. Roasted malt in mouth finishes with coffee and chocolate notes.

(Beer added by: BillyBrew on 10-06-2002)
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This stout is very dark brown, perhaps bordering on black. The head was tan, and quite creamy, though it shrinks down to a stable, thin layer. Lacing is lovely! Nose is roasty and coffee-like, though very mild for the style. It was smooth on the tongue, but the body was less than medium. I tend to like stouts with more body than this one has. Flavor has more coffee and roasty malt notes, and it then proceeds to become quite dry and bitter at the finish. It could have more overall "oomph" as far as flavors go, though. Still, it's a smooth, easy-drinking bier.

overall: 3.75
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4

581

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2003 09:55:24 | More by Bierman9
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-09-2013 03:14:23 | More by johnnnniee
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Streetcore

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-02-2014 20:01:10 | More by Streetcore
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-19-2013 18:45:00 | More by Proclarush
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-12-2014 12:39:35 | More by sdaly3
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-05-2013 20:37:52 | More by Aisha
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-03-2014 19:42:49 | More by rdooley
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-11-2012 22:14:34 | More by mattparsons
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ecoboy

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served too cold at the North Conway source 11/26. Let it sit on the counter while I enjoyed a thai fish and lemongrass wrap. Moat Mt.'s food is soooo good.

Note: not a nitro pour, for those who appreciate the non-Guinness/Beamish stuff. Syrupy molasses-looking deep brown. Head a disappearing tan.

This is a

1. sour side
2. less creamy
3. less roasty
4. lighter in body
5. not terribly cloying or mouthcoating

stout.

It's not bad, very drinkable for the style and even perhaps a stout suitable for hot days. You do need to be ready for this style, however.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2004 17:45:00 | More by ecoboy
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 04:16:32 | More by cbutova
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2008 18:55:14 | More by lordofthewiens
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Barleypub in Dover. I also enjoyed this with a slice of rich chocolate cake, courtesy of fellow BA's PurpleHops and Purplehats, so that made it even better. I normally don't go for stouts, but was intrigued as I'd never even heard of this brewery. Well, they do a good stout, that I can say. My full pint pour was opaque and dark, with some slight ruby highlights. It came topped with a small filmy latte colored head. Aroma was more subtle than expected, my notes tell me that there was some faint cocoa powder. Medium body, fresh tasting, smooth and roasted characteristics were the predominant flavors. I would be interested in trying more from this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2004 18:12:10 | More by PatandDavid
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2012 00:06:26 | More by puboflyons
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2008 12:41:43 | More by barleywinebrewer
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2012 04:09:22 | More by GarthDanielson
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2011 16:44:25 | More by tigg924
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DrewKid4

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: cask

06-27-2010 01:52:25 | More by DrewKid4
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-01-2013 19:01:30 | More by Dhamma73
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-12-2012 01:15:03 | More by ScaryEd
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

12-08-2010 22:02:10 | More by ppoitras
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Fahz

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-16-2012 19:50:36 | More by Fahz
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-25-2012 21:19:39 | More by BeerBucks
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-29-2011 22:45:50 | More by codon2004
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2010 01:09:22 | More by jlindros
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-19-2014 18:12:13 | More by ScottHeidrich119
Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.