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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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88
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.14%
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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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-05-2013 20:37:52 | More by Aisha
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 20 oz tumbler.

Appearance: This beer poured a small mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank. It is pitch black with no clarity or bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, smoke, and bready oats.

Taste: Same as above. Pretty nice and tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, smoky, and very drinkable.

Overall: Pretty nice stout. I love stopping here after snowboarding.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2013 20:21:18 | More by Flounder57
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dunix

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-28-2013 17:27:33 | More by dunix
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tscanlon51

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-26-2013 02:20:33 | More by tscanlon51
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 22:17:51 | More by Cavanaghty
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the source, before getting a growler fill.

A: Arrives black as all get out, with a dark brown head that fades fairly quickly. Handsome enough, with no lacing, but not unusually beautiful.

S: Very roasty, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A real pleaser.

T: Taste follows nose, with the roastiness being prominent, followed by some coffee and chocolate notes, and a healthy balanced bitterness. There's a distant licorice note in there, but it's very faint. Overall, a really nice, roasty, well-balanced taste.

M: A bit creamy, very smooth, but definitely on the lighter end for a stout. Personally I don't mind the lightness, but also wouldn't mind a bit more body.

O: This is one of my favorite Moat beers, and a really nice stout. The roastiness was perfect after a hike, and I imagine even better in the dead of winter. They really nail an excellent balance of bitterness and roastiness for the style. Very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2012 16:05:49 | More by FrankLloydMike
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 20:48:51 | More by KTCamm
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ogrerugby

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-25-2012 04:07:23 | More by ogrerugby
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Fahz

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-10-2012 02:28:32 | More by pveilleux
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Lucid13

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-16-2012 01:56:21 | More by Lucid13
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
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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ggilman

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 19:59:16 | More by ggilman
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-29-2011 22:45:50 | More by codon2004
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-28-2011 20:11:07 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-26-2011 03:31:39 | More by Burt
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-20-2011 02:53:18 | More by PEIhop
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 21:19:43 | More by rfgetz
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arizcards

Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at the Brewpub earlier today for $4.00.

Beer was served black as night with a nice brown head.

Nose was cocoa and coffee.

Taste was a nice blend of roasted malts that had notes of coffee and cocoa. There was a level of hopping that made this brew very well balanced and clean.

Mouthfeel was full viscosity and very smooth for a smaller stout.

Overall this is a very good version of an American Stout, lots of flavor and viscosity going on without a huge amount of alcohol. Definitely recommended to those who like this style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2011 23:34:24 | More by arizcards
Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.