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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
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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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

johnnnniee, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Aisha, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Flounder57, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of dunix
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

dunix, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of tscanlon51
4/5  rDev +2.3%

tscanlon51, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Proclarush, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of ScaryEd
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ScaryEd, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

GarthDanielson, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

puboflyons, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Cavanaghty, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

BeerBucks, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

FrankLloydMike, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mattparsons, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

KTCamm, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ogrerugby, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Fahz, Jul 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

pveilleux, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Lucid13, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of cbutova
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

cbutova, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of ggilman
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

ggilman, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Burt, Nov 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.