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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shipyard - Blue Fin Stout

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Blue Fin Stout
Shipyard Brewing Company
86 Newbury Street
Portland, ME USA
Est. 1994

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.9 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Dark black pour.
Caramel brown head.
Head coats glass leaving string lacing.
Upfront roasted malt and coffee aroma.
Viscous body to the tongue but a bit watery on finish.
Roasted malt taste; coffee flavored finish. Both not in proportion to the aroma.
Fizzy carbonation.
Surprisingly light overall.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Blue Fin Stout has malt and coffee aromas that fulminate in bouquet.  They don't necessarily continue as fully pronounced in the taste.  That does not translate into a bad drinking experience, since it is lighter than you would expect from a stout.  It also has a modestly low ABV percentage that makes this actually easy to session.

Being from the Northeast, I can claim to a blue fin's fighting spirit, but it seems that the aroma and the taste are the only things that are fighting here.

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