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

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87
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.44%
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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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Massachusetts

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
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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

North Carolina

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
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

New Hampshire

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
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

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

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

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

Sampled on tap at Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, NH.

This stout poured a deep black color with brown foam that settled quickly and left a shiny, mirror-like black surface. The smell was nice and strong: sweet very dark malt, coffee, and a hint of banana (??). The taste was slightly sweet, dark malt and roasted barley with some fruit (banana), coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, and a low, background hop bitterness throughout. The flavor lingered on the tongue nicely. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium-full body and low carbonation feel. This was a good stout, but would have been better with a bit more carbonation or perhaps nitrogenation from a nitro tap.

10-14-2003 06:06:21 | More by UncleJimbo
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-25-2013 22:09:36 | More by petermethot
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-16-2013 02:01:07 | More by DonFrap
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arizcards

Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +12%

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.

06-22-2011 23:34:24 | More by arizcards
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-21-2014 16:14:29 | More by morebeergood
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-25-2012 21:19:39 | More by BeerBucks
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

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

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours a dark brown/black, topped with a two finger dark khaki head. Leaves thick wide webs of lacing behind.
Roasty, earthy aroma, chocolate and burnt coffee beans.
Earthy - 'dirty' taste (I mean that in a good way), herbs on top of a chocolaty malt base, a touch of licorice and a lot of coffee. A bit acrid.
Medium-full bodied, creamy

09-17-2004 21:18:37 | More by mschofield
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

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
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-19-2013 18:45:00 | More by Proclarush
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Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.