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Shipyard "Blue Fin Stout"
Shipyard Brewing Company - Portland, Maine USA
Dry Stout (ABV 4.7%)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 2/5
Overall: 13/20

The pour was a deep dark black with an average (1-2 finger) creamy khaki colored head that reduced down to a thin film with a medium collar and had good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of roasted chocolate malts and an earthy yeast with notes of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit (prunes and black cherry) and a wisp of smoke.

The taste was lightly sweet with a smooth milky chocolate note and a roasty malt presence from the get go, progressing with a decent coffee bitterness and a slight smoky fruitiness at the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a mildly bitter coffee taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a thin watery texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a little thin for a Stout, although it did posses and nice mild fruitiness which along with the light bitterness and the low ABV makes this a nice and tasty session beer for all us dark beer lovers....

Sampled: 5/1/2013
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