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

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88
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93 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 32
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SawDog505
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mschofield
4.03/5  rDev +1%
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

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Photo of fitzy84
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Moat Mountain and served from the 8 beer sampler. The beer had a nice black appearance with some chocolate color lacing. The aromas included a spiced chocolate malt smell while the taste followed the nose with a bittersweet cocoa taste. The mouthfeel of the beer was a creamy texture. Overall, this beer had a great look and mouthfeel.

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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of BFCarr
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with 1/4" tan head. Aroma is smoke and molasses. Taste is smoky and sweet. Feel is good for an export Stout. Overall its an excellent stout, definitely try.

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4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Gosox8787
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, NH.

This was an extremely pleasant surprise. This beer had a nice nice dark appearance with a half inch head that was a light brown color. The smell hinted at some roasted malts and had a bit of coffee smell, which was welcome. The taste was great. This had the strong taste of the roasted malts blended perfectly with the slightly bitter undertone. Overall, one of the better tasting beers I have ever had in my life. The mouthfeel was perfect for the beer. There was not a lot of carbonation to take away from the creamy texture of the brew. Drinkability was also outstanding. Usually, I can only have a couple stouts before the flavor becomes too much. This was not the case with this beer as I didn't get sick of it at any point.

Overall, this is one of my favorites and something I would get at any bar if it were available.

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4.03/5  rDev +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.

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3.6/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Moat Square Tail Stout from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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