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

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3.91/5
Very Good
96 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
moatmountain.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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.

Added by BillyBrew on 10-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,128
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
96
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of PatandDavid
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Barleypub in Dover. I also enjoyed this with a slice of rich chocolate cake, courtesy of fellow BA's PurpleHops and Purplehats, so that made it even better. I normally don't go for stouts, but was intrigued as I'd never even heard of this brewery. Well, they do a good stout, that I can say. My full pint pour was opaque and dark, with some slight ruby highlights. It came topped with a small filmy latte colored head. Aroma was more subtle than expected, my notes tell me that there was some faint cocoa powder. Medium body, fresh tasting, smooth and roasted characteristics were the predominant flavors. I would be interested in trying more from this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Truh
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Couldn’t figure out a way to cross it with this one on 6/4/2005. 16-oz. shaker pour at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, NH.

About an 1/8-inch of foam starts, but settles like America’s Greatest Hero when he was learning to fly. Pitch black hue, but I can go on further to describe it as somehow faking, in a way. Corpuscular oats and washed, acid roasted malt, with a touch of burnt caramel on the nose. Crank of notty frangal, shot of smoke, and a nice chocolate underflow play on the mouth.

I found this to be very smooth, though an attenuating smoke hits the roof of the mouth, and leaves a trace of chalky character lying around. On the whole though, it stand up well. I found this pour to be more subtle, in some ways, than the one I had previously.

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Photo of I3eer
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rpstevens
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Blue Mermaid. The beer pours a deep brown-to-black with almost red edges. There is a thin tan/white head that sits on top of the brew.

The smell is roasted malts and coffee. The coffee smell is a bit acrid, beyond that there is a hint of chocolate and dark fruits.

The taste is over-roasted malt and almost burnt coffee. There is some dark chocolate and also a cherry-like-sweetness. The finish carries a weird flavor. Not exactly bad, but it just doesn't seem to belong.

The mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout, but it's well carbonated and it's pretty drinkable. I would like to revisit this one, but I am not in a hurry.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent stout. Dark, well roasted, carmel taste. Went down smooth with a pleasant bitter taste. I enjoyed this beer very much. Not over filling either, did not leave me with that sometimes "bloated" feeling as experienced with other stouts. A gem.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of sethmeister
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at Moat Mountain Brewery last night and poured this afternoon.

Fully opaque black with a full fluffy tan head and sticky, well retained lace.

Scent is roasty coffee and soft bittersweet chocolate. A hint of smoke perhaps.

Soft chocolate flavors, roasty notes, roasted coffee and a very subtle citrus hop note in the background. Not a particularly sweet stout, in fact there actually seems to be the tiniest hint of sourness when rolled to the sides of the tongue. The roasty qualities are perhaps a bit understated for an export stout, though they are certainly present. There's a nice bitterness that lingers on the tongue while you contemplate the next sip.

Oily and slick medium mouthfeel, little carbonation.

Very easy to drink. Each sip left me wanting another and when the pint emptied I refilled it immediately.

This is a delicious stout and I'd happily drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 96 ratings