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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

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 7.89%
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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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +1.3%
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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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +1.8%
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 +1.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +1.8%

07-16-2012 19:50:36 | More by Fahz
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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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codon2004

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +1.8%

03-19-2014 18:12:13 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-31-2013 19:34:19 | More by ajcormier
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-31-2014 01:03:50 | More by powdersoldier
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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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blameo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2013 16:43:28 | More by blameo
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tscanlon51

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-17-2014 01:46:48 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
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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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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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mschofield

Massachusetts

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

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A solid stout. Black, black colour with a heavy tan, sticky head and thick lace and swirls. Black malt nose with mild roastedness. Roasted malt flavors with chocolate taste that becomes more evident with warmth. Dry medium-heavy body.

Great beverage. The right dry body with roasted malts and hints of chocolate. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2002 17:40:24 | More by BillyBrew
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2003 06:06:21 | More by UncleJimbo
Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.