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Shipyard Blue Fin Stout | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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3.57/5
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568 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,823
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
568
pDev:
14.85%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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22
Gots:
63
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Ratings: 568 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dougbreathe
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +17.1%
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 +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
2.58/5  rDev -27.7%
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 +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.4/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On rap. At blend. Looks nice, dark black, light tan head. Aroma is roasty, but a little funky. Stale malt, mulch. Taste is barley, seashell , veggie. Feel is a bit silty, but not too much.

Not impressed.

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Photo of Shellynix
1.36/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This was a watery, distasteful stout.

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Photo of RancidAggro
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mpsmooth31
4.78/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Reckage
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bm1
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of James954
2.39/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

L: Pitch black with yellow granules suspended throughout the beer
S: faint brown sugar and molasses
T: Toasty malt and molasses mostly with a mild stale wheat finish
F: Good carbonation with a mouthfeel on the thinner side

Overall: It's okay stout but the little yellow granules can be unsettling to look at for a true beer snob.

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Photo of tlema1
2.46/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

L: beautiful jet black with a tight tan head
S: metallic, medical
T: no mistake....this is a dry roasty stout
F: way too thin of a body for what I was expecting
O: true to style, I guess I don't like this style

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shipyard Blue Fin Stout from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 568 ratings
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