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Blue Fin Stout Brewed by Shipyard Brewing - Portland, ME
Shipyard Blue Fin Stout Brewed by Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine
Blue Fin Stout was first produced in August, 1993. This is a classic Irish
stout. Full bodied, yet soft and spectacular in appearance. This stout is
brewed with 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Black and Roasted
Barley malts. The hops include Warrior, Cascade, Tettnang and Goldings. This
stout is best served with dessert or some fine chocolte. ABV: 4.7%
Beer Review by Beer
Appearance: Pours a dark motor oil black, with a thin mocha colored head and not
much lacing to speak of but there is some.
Aroma: Aroma gives off some dark roasted malts, chocolate notes, and a blend of
coffee and caramel. Awesome smell to this beer and especially sweeter than
Taste: Strong coffee flavor, mixed with hints of caramel is what I get in the
initial flavor. Beer blends into a sweet chocolate and dark fruit combination
that finishes with a dry, bread or nutty dryness.
Mouthfeel: Mouth has a sweet texture and not overly bitter. All the components
for a good stout are there.
Overall: This is a session stout and is delicious at that. Lacks the ABV of a
trophy type stout, but it doesnt matter because now instead of having 2 glasses
of a bomber, you can have 6 beers of this and be straight!
Shipyard Brewing Company
The Shipyard Brewing Company has been making award-winning, hand-crafted beer in
Maine for nearly 20 years. Now one of the largest craft breweries in the
country, the company has its roots in the picturesque seacoast village of
Kennebunkport Harbor, where, in 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master
brewer Alan Pugsley started Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub, the birthplace
of Shipyard ales.
The craft brew industry was just
starting in Maine and Alan had recently moved here from England where he'd
learned to brew under the legendary Peter Austin at the world-famous Ringwood
Brewery in Hampshire. The launch of Federal Jack's coincided with the birth of
America's craft beer industry and, just two years later, demand outpaced the
brewing capacity at the pub and Fred and Alan opened the Shipyard Brewing
Company in Portland in 1994. By 1996, the company was the fastest growing craft
brewery in the country.
Shipyard beers are all about drinkability, consistency and balance and every
batch is brewed by hand in small batches using only the finest ingredients,
including top-fermenting, multi-strain yeast from Ringwood Brewery. Try it and
you'll see why it's the taste that sets Shipyard's beer apart.