Shipyard Blue Fin Stout | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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81
good
565 Ratings
Shipyard Blue Fin StoutShipyard Blue Fin Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
565
Reviews:
252
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.8%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
63
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 565 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of Prost76
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance had a black colored body with a finger of light brown head. The smell had a light bitter chocolate, coffee with some sweet roasted malts. The taste was sweet through previously mentioned flavors, slightly roasty. The palate sat about at a medium, fairly sessionable, dry bitter aftertaste and finish. Overall, this was good for the style and good for me. I also was able to make a decent Black & Tan with the Pumpkinhead.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mjward
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 12 oz bottle bottled on 10-29-16 poured into a Guinness gravity pint glass.

Look: Very dark brown, almost black in coloration with a one finger dark tan head. Head quickly collapses to just covering the top of the beer.

Smell: Dark fruits with some chocolate and dark coffee.

Taste: Has a bitter, almost stale flavor.

Feel: Medium body with light carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Not something I'd be looking to have again.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Frothy,tan colored head that stands 2 fingers tall.Dark black in color,with no light showing through the glass.Medium carbonation.

On the nose i get mostly roasted barley,with some toffee,and roasted coffee notes hidden.Trace elements of sweet chocolate as well,though pretty subdued.

On the palate I get roasted barley up front,with dark roasted coffee on the back end.

The body is light,with lots of carbonation rolling around on the tongue.Dry finish as expected from a DRY stout.

This isn't a terrible stout,but it doesn't really stand out at all.Not something I would chase,but also not something I would turn down.Overall...Its okay.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldDirty
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overcarbonated.

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Photo of Hammerhead79
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rockjockpro
4.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favorite beer to enjoy while in Maine. Nice black thick pour, with an aroma of coffee and a creamy feel.

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Photo of Griphon
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This stout pours a black color with a fairly thin, brown, foamy head. The smell is fairly strongly of roast barley with hints of molasses. The taste matches up pretty much exactly with the scent. Roast barley come boldly to the forefront with some molasses flavor in the back seat and maybe a hint of dark chocolate there too. The finish is fairly dry. The flavor is pleasant if a bit lacking in complexity. My main criticism of this stout though would be with the body, which is far lighter than preeminent stouts. This is a stout that could possibly be appreciated by people that don’t particularly like stouts because of their heaviness. Stouts are one of my favorite beers, however, largely because of their heaviness, so even though this is quite pleasant to drink I can’t say it is one of my favorite examples of the style.

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Photo of thanides
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured as a nitro beer it reminds me of a guiness. Smooth stout to drink.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Nice coffee taste goes great in the morning out at sea.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.58 out of 5 based on 565 ratings.
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